JOHN CARPENTER (2 of 3)

JOHN CARPENTER – soundtracks (2 of 3)

A reader asked me about posting the “Escape From New York” soundtrack, oncologist but unfortunately I have to refrain from that, thumb since it’s still commercially available (one can get it from the iTunes store).

I recently gave “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” another viewing, and as much as it pains me to say it, it doesn’t hold up very well. I used to sing its praises, going so far as to call it “one of my favorite horror films from the ’80s”, but after re-watching it for the first time in a long while, its faults were more glaringly apparent than ever. I know that Nigel Kneale, creator of the original Quatermass series, wrote the original screenplay (which the film supposedly somewhat resembles) — but the whole thing has the feel of something made on a stoned dare, rather than hatched by people who genuinely care for horror. Still — it does have that awesome moment when that woman gets zapped in the mouth by a death laser, which rips most of her face off. And, it’s possibly one of Carpenter’s best scores as well.

John Carpenter – “Halloween II”, 1981 (ZIP file)
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth – “Halloween III: Season of the Witch”, 1982 (ZIP file)

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747 Responses to JOHN CARPENTER (2 of 3)

  1. Jude says:

    of course we love Carpenter!

    apropos of nothing– go to museorosenbach.blogspot.com/search/label/Karat
    for some kraut …rock, not exactly krautrock.

  2. ib says:

    Thanks for these, Bret. For 20 odd years I banged on about “Season Of The Witch” to all and sundry, until it was screened last year on terrestrial tv and I sat down to watch it with a bunch of people who’d suffered my recommendation for years. Egg City Radio ? Egg on my face.

    Even my eight-year-old son thought it was a turkey. Still like the recurrent jingle, though.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Just what I’ve always wanted! Thanks.

  4. Pascii says:

    Thank you! Was looking for Season of the Witch all over the place.