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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

My John Carpenter Interview

Anyone who knows me is aware of the fact that I'm a huge horror buff. Growing up as a pre-teen kid in the '80s, the movies made by John CarpenterHalloween, The Fog, The Thing, Prince Of Darkness, They Live, etc. — scared the living fuck out of me when they'd come on TV. And a large part of their potency was the electronic scores Carpenter himself provided to each film.

Cut to this past fall, when it was announced that the director would be releasing his first album, titled Lost Themes — not because it's newly discovered music from some shelved horror flick, but rather because it's atmospheric tracks that simply sound like they belong in some lost, creepy Carpenter epic.

I jumped at the chance to interview John, one of my childhood heroes, for Idolator. Lost Themes was released last week, and you can catch my chat with him here.

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