“The Shape Returns” in First Track from John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Soundtrack!

We are exactly one month away from the return of Michael Myers when the new Halloween movie opens in theaters, and an extra sweet treat has just arrived with the release of the first track from the film’s official soundtrack, written and composed by John Carpenter with his son, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies, titled most fittingly “The Shape Returns”.

The track itself is epic Carpenter, instantly channeling the classic theme before updating it in his signature synth style, a creeping evil on the hunt and home again.

You can hear the track via Spotify or in the player below, with available for pre-order in numerous vinyl variants and on CD here. It will be released on the same day as the film, on October 19.

John Carpenter returns to the franchise he created 40 years ago as executive producer, along with Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions and Malek Akkad of Trancas International, whose father, Mustapha Akkad, financed Carpenter’s 1978 masterpiece.


Andi Matichak plays Allyson, Laurie Strode’s granddaughter in the new film, with Judy Greer as Laurie’s daughter Karen Strode, and of course Jamie Lee Curtis returning to once again reprise her role as Laurie Strode.

Nick Castle reprises his role from Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween to once again play The Shape along with James Jude Courtney as the new Michael Myers.

 The cast also includes Virginia “Ginny” Gardner as Vicky, Miles Robbins as Dave, , and Drew Scheid as Oscar, Dylan Arnold as Cameron, along with Will Patton as Hawkins, Rhian Rees as Dana, and Omar J. Dorsey as Sheriff Barker.

The official synopsis: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film.

The new film is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay by he, Danny McBride, and Jeff Fradley. Green and McBride are also executive producers under their Rough House Pictures banner, along with Akkad, Blum Carpenter, and Curtis.

Halloween will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures, arriving in theaters on October 19.

Turn up the volume and enjoy “The Shape Returns”, the first track from John Carpenter’s Halloween official soundtrack, below.

[Read our interview with James Jude Courtney on becoming Michael Myers in Halloween 2018 here.]

[Read our interview with Nick Castle on reprising Michael Myers in Halloween 2018 here.]

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“The Shape Returns” in First Track from John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Soundtrack!