Watch The Two Minutes To Late Night Metal Salute To John Carpenter

Watch The Two Minutes To Late Night Metal Salute To John Carpenter

The New York comedian Jordan Olds is the man behind the video series Two Minutes To Late Night, and he plays the show’s corpse-painted host Gwarsenio Hall. During the pandemic, Olds has taken part in dozens of remotely-recorded all-star cover versions; in the past few weeks, he’s given us awesome tributes to Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Mountain, and Ink & Dagger, roping in some of today’s finest punk and metal musicians in the process. But yesterday, for Halloween, Olds offered up a special treat. Olds gave his own salute to John Carpenter, and he did it on his own.

John Carpenter is one of the all-time great horror directors, and since he scored most of his own films, he’s also one of the all-time great horror film-score composers. (Carpenter has got to be the best horror film-score composer, right? Does he even have any competition there? Goblin and Harry Manfredini and a whole lot of other people are great, but Carpenter is on a whole other level.) In recent years, Carpenter, retired from directing, has essentially become a full-time musician. Working with his son Cody Carpenter and his godson Daniel Davies, John Carpenter just scored the two most recent Halloween sequels; he’s kept his sonic signature on the franchise that he originated.

In the latest Two Minutes To Late Night video, Jordan Olds plays all the instruments, putting together a hard-hitting medley of themes from Carpenter classics like Christine, Big Trouble In Little China, Escape From New York, and of course Halloween. As a special bonus, Olds also dresses up like a bunch of characters from those films, which means we get several different Kurt Russell mullet wigs. This video rules, and you can watch it below.

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