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.