This October, The Shape returns to the big screen in the new Halloween movie, and he'll be accompanied by the eerie musical sounds of John Carpenter and fellow musicians Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. Shortly before the new Halloween film haunts theaters, Sacred Bones Records will release the soundtrack on vinyl on October 19th, and we have a look at official details, images, and a teaser video for the anticipated audio release.

The new Halloween movie soundtrack will be released in several different variants by Sacred Bones Records, including a "Michael Myers" swirl edition by Waxwork Records (as reported by Bloody Disgusting).

Below, we have a look at several versions of the vinyl soundtrack, as well as official details from Sacred Bones Records. In case you missed it, Carpenter will be touring again this October, and he just might be playing songs from his new Halloween soundtrack at the concerts (for those looking for a truly memorable way to celebrate the season).

New Halloween Movie Soundtrack: "***Limited Edition Version: Edition of 2000 "art edition" copies, housed in deluxe die cut packaging with exclusive alternate artwork and poster by Chris Bilheimer, pressed on clear vinyl with "Orange Pumpkin" inset, and available by mail-order only. ONE PER PERSON LIMIT.***

When the new Halloween movie hits theaters in October 2018, it will have the distinction of being the first film in the canon with creator John Carpenter’s direct involvement since 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Carpenter serves on the new David Gordon Green-directed installment as an executive producer, a creative consultant, and, thrillingly, as a soundtrack composer, alongside his collaborators from his three recent solo albums, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies.

The new soundtrack pays homage to the classic Halloween score that Carpenter composed and recorded in 1978, when he forever changed the course of horror cinema and synthesizer music with his low-budget masterpiece. Several new versions of the iconic main theme serve as the pulse of Green’s film, its familiar 5/4 refrain stabbing through the soundtrack like the Shape’s knife. The rest of the soundtrack is just as enthralling, incorporating everything from atmospheric synth whooshes to eerie piano-driven pieces to skittering electronic percussion. While the new score was made with a few more resources than Carpenter’s famously shoestring original, its musical spirit was preserved."

Images from Sacred Bones Records and Waxwork Records:

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