John Carpenter’s horror movies are definitely in a league of their very own.
With haunting undertones, dreary settings and inimitable villains, Carpenter turned the king of excessive-idea horror and sci-fi.
With hits like “Halloween,” “The Fog,” “Escape from New York” and “Starman,” the sixty nine-yr-previous stays on the prime of his respective style.
Do word, nevertheless, that there’s extra to Carpenter than meets the attention. He’s additionally an skilled musician who’s scored his personal movies. Sure, the unique “Halloween,” monitoring the plodding actions of Michael Myers as he stalks Laurie Strode, was scored by the filmmaker.
Now, Carpenter is placing these expertise on show for a paying viewers. He’ll be performing a present devoted to “Halloween” and different film scores on Oct. 31 — in impeccably timed occasion for the king of cult-basic flicks.
His present, on the Hollywood Palladium, will probably be backed by a heavy metallic band (together with his son and godson) and a rhythm part that includes the satirical rock band Tenacious D, in response to the L.A. Occasions.
It is going to additionally function tracks from his idea albums “Misplaced Themes” I and II.
The present is poised to advertise an Oct. 20 launch of an anthology album referred to as “Film Themes 1974-1998.” It is going to function new recordings from Carpenter’s earlier hits.
Whereas the sixty nine-yr-previous is realizing some new fame on stage, he acknowledges that it’s kind of a tonal shift from his earlier work.
“I imply, what am I doing right here?” Carpenter advised the L.A. Occasions. “I’m this previous man, you realize. However it’s a lot enjoyable.”
The director and musician nonetheless stated that films are his old flame, although, so he’ll be “staying with the woman that introduced me to the dance.”
He informed the outlet that his infatuation with music started younger — as his father was a music professor.
He listened to quite a few musical scores rising up, shaped a canopy band that performed at frat events and finally scored movies for his classmates at USC movie faculty.