The Netflix original series Master of None, starring comedian Aziz Ansari, has a pretty impressive soundtrack of wisely chosen familiar hits from various eras and genres, but one episode in particular uses some of John Carpenter’s classic themes from the original 1978 Halloween to especially hilarious effect.
Episode 7, entitled “Ladies and Gentlemen”, includes a scene early on of a single woman walking home from a bar at night, and as she is stalked by a persistent admirer, the haunting notes of John Carpenter’s “Laurie’s Theme” from Halloween can be heard in the background, instantly setting the desired mood, which in this case is comedic dread, juxtaposed with two buddies blissfully walking home from the same bar to the carefree tune of “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”.
As the scene progresses, other familiar tracks and cues from the Halloween soundtrack can also be heard prominently in the background, including the well known “The Shape Stalks”, to which Michael Myers slowly chases after Laurie Strode (Jame Lee Curtis) in the movie.
You can watch the episode, and all episodes of Master of None, now streaming on Netflix.
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