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31 Essential Horror Soundtrack Songs

It makes sense that we’re experiencing a horror renaissance. The genre took off during the Great Depression and has been there for us in difficult…
Miles Bowe | October 30, 2018 - 12:01 pm

Interview

Q&A: John Carpenter Talks New Album Anthology & The Upcoming Halloween Sequel

John Carpenter, the director of such genre-defining shockers as Halloween, The Fog, The Thing, and Christine, permanently scarred our collective childhood with his knack for…
Robbie Daw | October 9, 2017 - 10:13 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Radiohead's "Lift" video is apparently packed with Easter eggs for Radiohead superfans. That's cool, I guess. Good for that video. It's still a boring music…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2017 - 10:06 am

More John Carpenter stories

Hear John Carpenter’s Theme Song For Horror Streaming Service Shudder

John Carpenter is one of the undisputed masters of horror, directing countless classic films and composing the spine-chilling music in their iconic scores. When we…
Peter Helman | October 30, 2018 - 12:48 pm

Watch The Breeders & Melkbelly Cover John Carpenter’s Halloween Theme

The Breeders are cool people who do cool things. This was true way the hell back in the early '90s, and it remains true today.
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2018 - 11:07 am

John Carpenter – “Halloween Triumphant”

40 years ago, the genre-film legend John Carpenter directed Halloween, a Hitchcockian low-budget classic that essentially invented the slasher film and changed the face of…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2018 - 10:28 am

John Carpenter – “The Shape Returns”

You could make a decent case that John Carpenter's original 1978 horror classic Halloween is one of the two or three most influential American movies…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2018 - 9:42 am

Hear Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Cover John Carpenter’s Halloween Theme

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have teamed up once again to serve up a spooky treat for this very special October Friday the 13th. (Boo!)…
James Rettig | October 12, 2017 - 11:09 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Radiohead's "Lift" video is apparently packed with Easter eggs for Radiohead superfans. That's cool, I guess. Good for that video. It's still a boring music…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2017 - 10:06 am

John Carpenter Returns To Directing For His Own “Christine” Video

Horror genius John Carpenter will release a new album on Sacred Bones this fall. It's called Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, and today, Carpenter debuted a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 13, 2017 - 10:16 am

List

15 Halloween Songs Rated By Spookiness

In a world beset by attacks on human rights, disease, death, and social media, the one thing everyone can agree is the scariest thing is,…
Kelly Conaboy | October 25, 2016 - 1:51 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Drake released a long-form music video this week. He shouldn't do that! It was very bad! Honestly, if someone would've just taken the "One Dance"
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2016 - 2:52 pm

John Carpenter – “Utopian Façade” Video

Famed director and composer John Carpenter shared his latest album Lost Themes II this past spring. It's a dense, lush, ambient adventure that feels like…
Collin Robinson | September 26, 2016 - 12:17 pm

9 Memorable Moments From Primavera Sound 2016 Thursday

The first thing you need to know about Primavera Sound, besides its incredible lineup and the many schedule conflicts that produces, is that it goes…
Chris DeVille | June 3, 2016 - 9:46 am

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8 Great Small-Font Alternatives At Primavera Sound 2016

This year, as we've come to expect, Barcelona's annual Primavera Sound boasts arguably the finest music festival lineup in the world. For its fifteenth installment,…
Chris DeVille | May 31, 2016 - 1:18 pm

Stream John Carpenter Lost Themes II

John Carpenter was one of the great filmmakers of the '70s and '80s; we have him to thank for pure gold like The Thing and…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2016 - 9:22 am
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