New Music | John Carpenter Takes ‘Christine” for Another Spin

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John Carpenter has found a third act in life as a musician with his popular Anthology series of releases.

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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 HalloweenAssault on Precinct 13They LiveThe 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 Casino

October 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

November 2 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove

November 4 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

November 5 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

November 7 – Maplewood, MN @ Myth Live

November 9 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom

November 10 – Detroit, MI @ El Club

November 12 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall

November 13 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

November 15 – Boston, MA @ Royale

November 16 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

November 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

November 19 – Syracuse, NY @ The Palace Theatre