John Carpenter – essential listening


John Carpenter: Live Retrospective
8pm Thursday 27th October 2016

Warwick Arts Centre

Box Office: 024 7652 4524 |

Tickets: £34.50 each. Meet and Greet Upgrade £125 each.


Warwick Arts Centre, in association with Supersonic Festival presents a live retrospective from cult film-maker, producer and composer John Carpenter.

To support his latest release Lost Themes II, The Horror Master, Carpenter will be accompanied by a full band, playing a selection of his own classic music alongside clips and excerpts from his films.

Known for his minimalist film-making style, Carpenter’s scores feature distinctive synthesized scores to some of the best known horror and science fiction films of the 1970s and 80s including Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China. His work has gone on to inspire a generation of filmmakers and musicians alike.


We’ve selected our top 5 John Carpenter pieces:

Halloween Theme

Big Trouble in Little China

Escape From New York

The Thing

Assault on Precinct 13