John Carpenter has found a third act in life as a musician with his popular Anthology series of releases.
Now, “The Master of Horror” has returned to filmmaking (sort of) by directing and starring in a new music video/short film for “Christine,” an instrumental re-imagining of the title track of Carpenter’s 1983 horror film adaption of Stephen King’s novel about a possessed car.
“Electronica for a killer car,” said Carpenter in a press release. “Most of the soundtrack 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.”
“Christine” is one of 13 Carpenter-crafted movie compositions on Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, which also features themes from Halloween, Assault on Precinct 13, They Live, The Thing and more.
In addition, the cult auteur also added a couple dates to his upcoming tour, which kicks off in October.
John Carpenter Tour Dates
October 29 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock CasinoOctober 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood PalladiumNovember 2 – Anaheim, CA @ City National GroveNovember 4 – San Francisco, CA @ The WarfieldNovember 5 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The CatalystNovember 7 – Maplewood, MN @ Myth LiveNovember 9 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon BallroomNovember 10 – Detroit, MI @ El ClubNovember 12 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music HallNovember 13 – Montreal, QC @ MetropolisNovember 15 – Boston, MA @ RoyaleNovember 16 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5November 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ The TrocaderoNovember 19 – Syracuse, NY @ The Palace Theatre