Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to present the return of one of horror's scariest boogeymen, as well as one of the genre's most iconic theme tunes with John Carpenter and Alan Howarth's score to HALLOWEEN II. Set directly after the events of the first film, Rick Rosenthal's sequel sets itself up as the slasher equivalent of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, establishing a family connection between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers while getting some good kills in at the same time. Carpenter and Howarth's score is beefier and more intense than before, using layers of electronics to drive the audience to madness.
As before, Myers aka “The Shape” is propelled by that iconic theme, souped up with a new and more powerful arrangement from Carpenter and Howarth. HALLOWEEN II is more overtly synth and perhaps less focused than the original score, resulting in a nastier and more deranged atmosphere. The score also brings back the evocative 'Laurie's Theme', incorporating it into a score full of harrowing musical effects; synthesized howls and wails pierce your ears so thoroughly that by the time 'Mr. Sandman' comes around, you'll feel just like the final victim, delirious at having survived this aural ordeal. And that's just when The Shape wakes up.
Include sleeve notes from Alan Howarth & Brandon Schaefer.
Available in either Transparent Orange Vinyl with Black Splatter, or Clear Vinyl.
Base cover art provided courtesy of Trick or Treat Studios, Inc.
Officially Licensed Halloween II Mask.
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