Director and composer John Carpenter releases the track “Michael’s Legend” from the score for the upcoming slasher film Halloween Ends.
John Carpenter has shared the track “Michael’s Legend” from the score for the upcoming film Halloween Kills. Halloween Kills is the second film in Blumhouse’s trilogy about the serial killer Michael Myers, who first appeared in Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween. Although it is the 12th film in the Halloween franchise overall, the film is only in continuity with the original film and the 2018 Halloween. Halloween Kills will debut in theaters and stream on Peacock simultaneously on October 15.
John Carpenter’s influence can be felt across the entire franchise. On the first film, which he made independently on an extremely low budget, he was director, co-writer, producer, and composer. He went on to write 1981’s Halloween II (though it was directed by Rick Rosenthal), and scored that film along with the largely unrelated Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Carpenter’s iconic synthesizer score has become synonymous with the franchise and the holiday of Halloween in general.