HALLOWEEN II - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Artwork by Paul Mann. Webstore Exclusive pressed on 180 Gram Red, Orange and Blue vinyl. Also available on 180 Gram Orange vinyl. Expected to Ship in September 2018. $32
Death Waltz Recording Co., is proud to present the return of one of horror's scariest boogeymen - as well as one of the genre's most iconic themes - with John Carpenter and Alan Howarth's score to HALLOWEEN II. Set directly after the events of the first film, Rick Rosenthal's sequel sets itself up as the slasher equivalent of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, making a family connection between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers while getting some good kills in at the same time. Carpenter and Howarth's score is beefier and more intense than before, using layers of electronics to drive the audience to madness.
As before, Myers aka “The Shape” is propelled by that theme, souped up with a new and more powerful arrangement from Carpenter and Howarth. HALLOWEEN II is more overtly synth - and is perhaps less focused - than the original score, although that certainly means it's nastier and more schizophrenic. The score also brings back the evocative "Laurie's Theme," incorporating into a score full of harrowing musical effect; its synthesized howls and wails pierce your ears, so that by the time 'Mr. Sandman' comes around, you'll feel just like the final girl - delirious at having survived the aural ordeal. And that's just when "The Shape" wakes up.
NOTE: Due to demand, to ensure everyone is able to complete their HALLOWEEN 1-5 vinyl collection, we will open up HALLOWEEN 2 up for pre-order if the initial pressing sells out.
Halloween III: The Season of The Witch - Original Soundtrack (Pre-Order). Music by John Carpenter & Alan Howarth. Artwork by Alan Hynes. Pressed on Witch mask (Green and Black colour-in-colour) & Skeleton mask vinyl (Cloudy Clear and Black color-in-color). $32 NOTE: This item is a pre-order. All orders containing this item will not ship until January 2019.
DEATH WALTZ RECORDING CO. Halloween III: The Season of The Witch - Original Soundtrack (Pre-Order). Music by John Carpenter & Alan Howarth. Artwork by Alan Hynes. Pressed on Witch mask (Green and Black color-in-color) & Skeleton mask vinyl (Cloudy Clear and Black colour-in-clour). $32 NOTE: This items is a pre-order. All orders containing this item will not ship until January 2019.
Death Waltz Recording Co., is delighted to revisit not only one of our favorite HALLOWEEN sequels, but one of our favorite sequels period. It's been a long, hard road for HALLOWEEN III: THE SEASON OF THE WITCH to be accepted within the HALLOWEEN franchise, but it is now widely considered to be one of the best horror movies of the '80s.
The film is unique not only due to it lacking Michael Myers (save for a brief appearance on a TV screen) but also for its score. John Carpenter and Alan Howarth completely jettisoned their previous work and deliver nothing short of an electronic masterpiece. The lead track 'Chariots Of Pumpkins' is an epic 4/4 beat-driven synth-banger that has regularly been played by DJs over the last 10 years. The rest of the score features lush pads, Linn drums aplenty and veers from beautiful blissed-out ambient drones to sinister stinger-driven mood pieces. Absolutely outstanding stuff.