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Sunday, October 30, 2016

John Carpenter review – thrilling electronica from Halloween director

Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
The film director and soundtrack composer rampages through a wall-shaking 90-minute set of his movie music with grisly glee

Few 68-year old horror movie directors could fill a warehouse for an evening of their music, but The Fog/Halloween director John Carpenter has been soundtracking his films for as long as he has been making them. Tonight his huge cult following have donned a ghastly array of zombie and slasher costumes for a (black) celebration of the man’s gruesome oeuvre.

It’s scarily thrilling to hear Carpenter’s classic electronic and synth-rock soundtracks played pulverisingly loud, by a granite-hard band including the director, his son and godson, as scenes from the films prompt whoops of recognition.

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