Following the success of Rob Zombie’s initial reinvention of John Carpenter’s smash cult horror film HALLOWEEN which premiered number one at the box office breaking all Labor Day Weekend 2007 records, comes the sequel, HALLOWEEN II, hitting theatres nationwide on August 28, 2009 from Dimension Films.
With the enormously popular horror movie series back, writer-producer-director Rob Zombie, once again puts his own twisted twist on the soundtrack. Halloween II – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Hip-O/UMe), released August 25, 2009, and co-produced by Zombie, manages to bring together dialogue from the film as well as music from Motorhead, The Moody Blues, Scream (sans future member Dave Grohl), Rod Stewart, the MC5 and Foghat, alongside new psychobilly band Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures.
Frightmaster Zombie helmed 2007’s ninth installment in the HALLOWEEN franchise that began in 1978. HALLOWEEN II, which debuts August 28, picks up where HALLOWEEN left off, and focuses on the struggles of Laurie Strode (played by Scout Taylor-Compton) and killer Michael Myers (played by Tyler Mane).
The new recordings on Halloween II – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack include “Transylvania Terror Train” and “Honky Tonk Halloween” from Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures, who appear in the film. The band’s leader, Jesse Dayton, an Austin, Texas-based singer-guitarist who has played with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson, was part of the duo Banjo & Sullivan that performed in Zombie’s 2005 flick The Devil’s Rejects and simultaneously released an album. Similarly, Rob Zombie Presents Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures (Stag/Zombie A Go Go) will be issued August 28.
Also new are “Laurie’s Theme” from John 5 produced by Bob Marlette, (Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne); “Nurse Killa” from score composer Tyler Bates (Watchmen, 300, Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects); and a cover of Nazareth’s 1976 hit “Love Hurts” from singer Nan Vernon, who covered “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and “Mr. Sandman” for HALLOWEEN.
The classic tracks range from The Moody Blues’ 1966 psychedelic gem “Nights In White Satin” and 10cc’s cheery 1977 hit “The Things We Do For Love” to Rod Stewart’s 1972 cover of The Temptations’ “(I Know) I’m Losing You,” Foghat’s 1972 take on Willie Dixon’s “I Just Want To Make Love To You” and the MC5 proto-punk masterpiece “Kick Out The Jams,” which was recorded live in Detroit on Devil’s Night/Halloween 1968. The lesser-known vintage tracks hail from the early ‘80s: “Amerarockers” by hardcore punkers Scream, “The Chase Is Better Than The Catch” by metal’s Motorhead and “Time To Die” by hardcore/metal band Void.
Prior to entering the film world, hard rocker Zombie scored a series of multiplatinum albums - 1992’s La Sexorcisto, 1995’s Astro-Creep: 2000, and 1998’s Hellbilly Deluxe - as well as platinum with 2001’s The Sinister Urge and 2003’s greatest hits collection Past, Present & Future.
In addition to his recording career, Rob Zombie has written and directed several successful feature films including House of 1000 Corpses, the sequel, The Devil’s Rejects, and is the is the producer, writer and director of the forthcoming animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, based on his comic book series, The Adventures of El Superbeasto.
01. CAST - “HE’S F****** DEAD”
02. THE MOODY BLUES - NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
03. Cast- “HALLOWEEN IS COMING”
04. 10cc- THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE
05. CAST - “WHO’S LEE MARVIN?”
06. SCREAM - AMERAROCKERS
07. CAST - “JAM & JELLY”
08. Mc5 - KICK OUT THE JAMS
09. CAST - “ASS GOOD”
10. ROD STEWART - (I KNOW) I’’M LOSING YOU
11. CAST - “D-E-A-D”
12. MOTORHEAD - THE CHASE IS BETTER THAN THE CATCH
13. CAST - “I’M ANGEL MYERS”
14. JOHN 5 - LAURIE’S THEME
15. CAST - “I WANT TO PARTY”
16. CAPTAIN CLEGG AND THE NIGHT CREATURES - TRANSYLVANIA TERROR TRAIN
17. CAST - “JACK-O-LANTERN AND A BLONDE”
18. CAPTAIN CLEGG AND THE NIGHT CREATURES - HONKY TONK HALLOWEEN
19. CAST - “BRING YOUR BABY BACK HOME”
20. FOGHAT - I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU
21. CAST - “SNAPPED ON BY WEIRD AL”
22. VOID - TIME TO DIE
23. CAST - “I LOVE YOU MOMMY”
24. NAN VERNON - LOVE HURTS
25. TYLER BATES - NURSE KILLA