The horror master John Carpenter has reunited with his Halloween series collaborators Daniel Davies and Cody Carpenter for a visceral soundtrack to the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s Firestarter.
The soundtrack is set for digital release via Back Lot Music on May 13th, the same day the film is released in theatres and streaming only on Peacock. Vinyl, CD and cassette formats are slated for October 14 from Sacred Bones.
Alongside today’s announcement, the trio has shared the movie’s suspense-filled end title theme – listen below! The score marks the first official soundtrack that the team has composed together outside of the Halloween series, and their inspiration and evolution as a creative team are on full display.
The Firestarter soundtrack (pre-order) utilizes some of the best elements of Carpenter’s famous musical repertoire and charts exciting new territory. The tracks range from fist-pumping sci-fi anthems to slow, reverb-drenched piano ballads, and each utilizes a variety of sonic applications.
Skulking beats, skittering synths, crushing guitars, and an ever-lurking echo come together to create an album that is atmospheric and also deeply melodic, cohesive, and eclectic.
John Carpenter, Daniel Davies, and Cody Carpenter are all working at the peak of their individual and collaborative creativity, and this soundtrack further solidifies them as masters of the craft.
From the producers of The Invisible Man, Firestarter is a new take on the classic Stephen King thriller about a girl with extraordinary pyrokinetic powers and her fight to protect herself and her family from sinister forces that seek to capture and control her.
The film stars Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong. Directed by Keith Thomas (The Vigil), Firestarter is produced by Jason Blum for Blumhouse and Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman for Weed Road Pictures.
For more than a decade, parents Andy (Zac Efron; Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile; The Greatest Showman) and Vicky (Sydney Lemmon; Fear the Walking Dead, Succession) have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong; American Horror Story: Double Feature, The Tomorrow War) from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her unprecedented gift for creating fire into a weapon of mass destruction.
Andy has taught Charlie how to defuse her power, which is triggered by anger or pain. But as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control.
After an incident reveals the family’s location, a mysterious operative (Michael Greyeyes; Wild Indian, Rutherford Falls) is deployed to hunt down the family and seize Charlie once and for all. Charlie has other plans.
The film also stars Kurtwood Smith (Amityville: The Awakening, Hitchcock), John Beasley (The Purge: Anarchy, The Sum of All Fears), and Gloria Reuben (Lincoln, Mr. Robot). The executive producers are Ryan Turek, Gregory Lessans, Scott Teems, Martha De Laurentiis, J.D. Lifshitz, and Raphael Margules.
FIRESTARTER SOUNDTRACK TRACK LIST
Lot 6 (Main Titles)
Are You Scared Of Me?
Dodge Ball Heats Up
Rainbird Fights Vicky
I’ll Find You
Firestarter (End Titles)
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.