Halloween III: Season of the Witch (Soundtrack, Score)
Released: Mar 1989
Label: Halloween Music
John Carpenter's soundtrack to Halloween may be iconic -- whether or not you've ever seen the film, chances are you can identify the theme music from hearing just its first bar -- but Halloween III is far more mind-bending. That's thanks in large part to Carpenter's long-time collaborator Alan Howarth, who lays down deep, droning synthesizers and far-out electronic blippery. Pretty far out for 1982, it sounds familiar now only because so many musicians have subsequently cribbed from it, from Daft Punk to Oneohtrix Point Never.