I love this Reader B Side cover illustration by Jeremy Wheeler.


Horror movies are especially amenable to experimental composers—dissonance and strange noises pair well with monsters and murderers—and Carpenter’s musical instincts are, unsurprisingly, well suited to them. The main theme from his score to Halloween—one of the most famous examples of 5/4 time—has not only become sonic shorthand for stalker paranoia but also does an incredible job summoning the actual feeling.

Miles Raymer, “Every day is Halloween”