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4 Classically Creepy Covers of the 'Halloween' Movie Theme
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:00 AM
Many consider the 1978 John Carpenter movie Halloween as the ultimate classic horror flick. But the film also features perhaps the most memorably scary original soundtrack. Carpenter not only wrote and directed the film, but he also composed and performed the creepy soundtrack with its unforgettable two-note phrase on the piano that he wrote in three days.
Now that we're in the midst of the Halloween season, here are a few fun YouTube versions of the main theme — and after listening to all of them, we can promise you'll double check the locks tonight at bedtime.
Here is Marc v/d Meulen of the Netherlands performing an acoustic and guitar cover.
Although this isn't a cover of the main theme, this qualifies as a great cover from the Halloween soundtrack. It's the "Fog Theme" by Carpenter as performed by PianoTube.
Here's a classical guitar rendition that was just posted this week by Leif M. Schaffland of Germany.
Lastly, here's a very uptempo version played on piano by Fudgecakes012.
Whatever your plans are for Halloween, we remind you to be safe and travel in groups. You never know what creepy figures might be around the next corner. And if you start to hear this music, RUN!