Music Monday: Halloween Theme Over the Years

An interesting topic?

Well, to me it is an interesting topic with each movie the theme changes.  The major change came between the first movie and the second movie.  But over the years it has only slightly changed.  The theme is one of THE most iconic horror movie themes, if not the most iconic.  I think, if you play it for someone, anyone, they will know what it is from.

I have heard stories about Carpenter playing a cut with the film  without the theme or the rest of the score.  When Carpenter added the actual score, coupled with the opening theme it changed everything.  The score itself build suspense and terror.  The opening theme screams Halloween and prepares us for the terror to come.

Let’s dig in.  The opening theme has been played in nearly every movie.

Halloween (1978)

Halloween II (1981)

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Halloween: the Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

Halloween 20 Years Later: H20 (1998)

Halloween Resurrection (2002)

Halloween (2007)

Halloween II (2009)

Which version is your favorite?  Let us know on Twitter and Facebook.

Thanks for joining us again for another fun Music Monday.  We are going to try and do this every Monday, well some form of a Music Monday or maybe even Maniac Monday, that could be fun.  Don’t forget to follow the Horror Syndicate on Twitter and Facebook.



About Ray Marek III 265 Articles

I am a lifelong horror fan. I have written for a few web sites, Kung-Fu Comrades, Nightfall Unlimited and Rage of Rayzor.

Freddy’s Revenge was the first Horror Film I watched, I was 5. When my mom found out I liked horror films, she began challenging me. Soon to follow were the likes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Dawn of the Dead.
Horror is in my blood, I want to share that with you…my blood…horror.

I write unpublished comics. Lifelong dream is to write comics for a major comic book publisher or build my own comic book company.