John Carpenter Directs New Video for ‘Christine’

John Carpenter has just released a video for Christine  from his forthcoming album Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 (out October 20 on Sacred Bones).

Directed by Carpenter himself, the succinct re-imagining of his classic 1983 film (based on the Stephen King novel of the same name) marks the esteemed artist’s first narrative visual work since 2010’s The Ward. Carpenter describes the accompanying song as “Electronica for a killer car. Most of the sound track for Christine was 1950’s rock ‘n roll (with a main title appearance of George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ “Bad to the Bone”). I filled in where necessary.”
Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 is a collection of 13 of Carpenter’s classic movie themes newly recorded with the collaborators that worked on his Lost Themes studio albums and subsequent tours: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies. Anthology… is a near-comprehensive survey of John Carpenter’s greatest themes, from his very first movie (the no-budget sci-fi film Dark Star) to 1998’s supernatural Western, Vampires. Those sit alongside the driving, Led Zeppelin-influenced Assault on Precinct 13 theme, Halloween‘s iconic 5/4 piano riff, and the eerie synth work of The Fog. Carpenter and his band also cover Ennio Morricone‘s bleak, minimalist theme for The Thing. “I asked Morricone to please compose something with a very few notes,” Carpenter says. “And brilliantly, he did.”

In the weeks following Anthology‘s October 20 release, Carpenter will return to the road, playing both classic movie themes and material from his two Lost Themes albums. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday at 10:00am local time, including special VIP packages that include meet and greets with John  Carpenter and exclusive merchandise (for more details check www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com). The performances will once again affirm the power of the Horror Master’s brilliant work as a composer and musician, and undoubtedly send audiences rushing home to their DVD libraries to dive yet again into the most rewarding filmography in genre cinema.

In addition to CD, black LP and digital version, Anthology… will be available on the following limited edition color vinyl formats:

– DELUXE LP w/ 7” – “CHRISTINE RED” – 3000 units (exclusively available in stores outside of the US)
– DELUXE LP w/ 7” –  “THE FOG OVER ANTONIO BAY” – 2000 units (exclusively available in US stores)
– COLOUR LP – “ANTI-GOD GREEN” – 500 units (exclusively available through Sacred Bones mail-order) **SOLD OUT**
– DELUXE LP w/ 7” – “HALLOWEEN ORANGE” – 500 units (exclusively available via Sacred Bones mail-order) **SOLD OUT**
– DELUXE LP w/ 7″ – “DARK STAR DEEP SPACE” – 500 units (exclusively available on tour)

Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 track list:
1. In the Mouth of Madness
2. Assault on Precinct 13
3. The Fog
4. Prince of Darkness
5. Santiago (Vampires)
6. Escape From New York
7. Halloween
8. Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)
9. They Live
10. The Thing
11. Starman
12. Dark Star
13. Christine

JOHN CARPENTER US TOUR DATES
10/29/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Casino
10/31/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
11/2/17 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
11/4/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
11/5/17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/7/17 – Maplewood, MN @ Myth Live
11/9/17 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
11/10/17 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
11/12/17 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
11/13/17 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/15/17 – Boston, MA @ Royale
11/16/17 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/18/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
11/19/17 – Syracuse, NY @ The Palace Theatre
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