John Carpenter’s ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998’ Coming October 2017

Following two awesome Lost Themes solo albums and the release of newly re-recorded versions of some of his classic movie themes last year, John Carpenter is now releasing those tracks along with even more from the director’s epic filmography in a new greatest hits album, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, and it will arrive this October, just in time for Halloween, as well as a new tour announced today.

Expanding on his Classic Themes Redux EP released last summer, which featured the iconic themes from Assault on Precinct 13, The Fog, Halloween, and Escape From New York re-recorded by Carpenter’s current band, this landmark compilation adds themes from Dark Star, Christine, Big Trouble in Little China, Prince of Darkness, They Live, Starman, In the Mouth of Madness, Vampires, and a perfectly fitting cover of Ennio Marricone’s The Thing theme.

Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 collects 13 classic themes from Carpenter’s illustrious career together on one volume for the first time. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit Lost Themes studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.

The Anthology album will be released on October 20 from Sacred Bones Records.

You can view the track listing and hear the official audio for the new recording of the theme from In the Mouth of Madness below!


1. In the Mouth of Madness
2. Assault on Precinct 13
3. The Fog
4. Prince of Darkness
5. Santiago (Vampires)
6. Escape from New York
7. Halloween
8. Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)
9. They Live
10. The Thing
11. Starman
12. Dark Star
13. Christine

A new string of North American tour dates for Carpenter and his band was also revealed today, including a Halloween night show in Los Angeles. You can see the full list of tour dates here, and you can pre-order the album here.


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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.

John Carpenter’s ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998’ Coming October 2017