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Listen to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross's cover of the Halloween Theme

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Yesterday we let you know that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails would be releasing a cover of John Carpenter's iconic HALLOWEEN theme, and now that track is available to listen to and purchase online.

Why has Reznor chosen to record his own version of the theme? Because HALLOWEEN had a major impact on him when he was a child. Reznor says, 

I clearly remember my friends and I at 13 years old conning our parents into letting us see Halloween when it came out in 1978. We left the theater forever changed. We were damaged and scarred, with the shit genuinely scared out of us and that theme stuck firmly in our heads. John Carpenter, it's your fault that I turned out the way I did."

As Rolling Stone describes the cover, it begins with gathering white noise before kicking into a version of the theme that has had "atmosphere and gloom" added to it.

John Carpenter has listened to Reznor and Ross's version of his theme and had this to say about it: 

Moody and dark, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' version of 'Halloween' does amazing justice to the original. I'm impressed."

Together Reznor and Ross have composed the scores for PATRIOTS DAY and the David Fincher films THE SOCIAL NETWORK, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, and GONE GIRL. DRAGON TATTOO earned them a Grammy, while they won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for THE SOCIAL NETWORK.

You can listen to what they've done with the HALLOWEEN theme right here, and if you would like to buy the MP3 head over to Amazon.

Extra Tidbit: What do you think of the cover?
Source: Rolling Stone

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