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Unless you live under a literal rock, it's safe to say that you've heard the 1978 Halloween theme song at some point in your life. Whether it was in the actual movie itself, or as a result of someone's over-festive seasonal ringtone — it's one of the most iconic freakin' theme songs in movie history. Seriously, it's right up there with Jaws and Star Wars.
What you might not know, is that the original theme song was written by John Carpenter and has since been remade into an even more harrowing, run-for-your-life type of tune. Yep, we didn't think it was possible either, but leave it up to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of the Nine Inch Nails fame and you've got yourself a theme song worthy of giving you the chills — even in times as scary as 2017. According to Paste Magazine:
"I clearly remember my friends and I at 13 years old conning our parents into letting us see Halloween when it came out in 1978,' said Reznor in a statement. 'We left the theater forever changed. We were damaged and scarred, with the sh*t genuinely scared out of us and that theme stuck firmly in our heads. John Carpenter, it’s your fault that I turned out the way I did.”
The song itself was extended from 2:55 to 7:49, really creating a never-ending feel of sheer terror. As with a lot of modern music, the ending has a very EDM feel and in all seriousness, would make a solid selection for a horror-themed rave. Then again, would anyone really want to attend a horror themed rave?
The Original Halloween Theme Song (1978)
The Remake Halloween Theme Song (2017)
We're seriously hoping none of you listened to that in a dimly-lit, or even worse, dark room! If you feel like scaring your friends senseless, by all means use this as theme music. Otherwise, we can't exactly think of a fitting occasion.
Er, actually it would definitely come in handy the next time you run into your ex...
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