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When you think of horror films, you think of John Carpenter. And when you think of John Carpenter horror films, you think of the music from those films. From Halloween and The Fog to Assault On Precinct 13, the theme tunes are so central to the movies that they almost become bigger characters than the likes of the kitchen knife wielding Michael Myers or the revenge seeking Captain Blake. What’s more, is that it was Carpenter himself who wrote and recorded the likes of the iconic 5/4 piano riff from Halloween and the eerie synthesiser tune that signalled the rolling in of The Fog.

Re-recording those tunes with his original collaborators: his son Cody Carpenter, and godson Daniel Davies, Carpenter releases Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 and brings them to the live stage in the North East for the first time, with an unmissable performance at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Thursday 18th October. As well as material from Anthology, Carpenter will also be performing tracks from his two Lost Themes albums, so, with a new Halloween movie on the horizon, settle back and enjoy the theme tunes to further classics such as Big Trouble In Little China, Starman, They Live and Christine. Pillows to hide behind not provided.

 

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