Shudder Celebrating New Theme By John Carpenter With A Halloween Carpenter Marathon

October 29, 2018

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Brilliant filmmaker and composer John Carpenter has created the new theme for Shudder. Carpenter also created a second theme that will be accompanied by Shudder’s animated logo that runs ahead of films and series streaming on the network.


We wanted to create a one-of-a-kind audio identity for Shudder and the first person we thought of was John Carpenter,” said Shudder GM Craig Engler. “We approached John and to our delight he was enthusiastic about the idea and came up with an iconic theme that will enchant and thrill Shudder members every time they hear it.”


The director of many acclaimed and beloved horror gems such as Halloween (1978), The Thing, and The Fog (1980), is also known for his iconic, original scores, most recently for 2018’s box-office smash Halloween.

Carpenter and his band are currently nearing the of their world tour which concludes on Halloween with a performance at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA.

To celebrate the collaboration, the themes will debut during Shudder’s 24-hour marathon on Halloween featuring Carpenter’s greatest films made from 1978 to now. To top it off, the marathon will be available free to everyone on Shudder TV’s live stream at

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