Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
If there’s a theme to rival John Carpenter’s undeniably iconic Halloween, it’s Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, used to terrifying effectiveness in William Friedkin’s 1973 masterpiece The Exorcist.
Oldfield’s track however is an epic 25 minute sonic barrage that no Halloween partier has time for.
Friedkin uses only about the first 3 and 1/2 minutes for his eerie theme, ‘round about the time the flutes pick up, and just before the song begins veering well away from its haunting opening.
Who am I to challenge the man who made Sorcerer?
To spare weeners everywhere any horrendously synthesized or knocked-off Halloween CD versions, I’ve used Oldfield’s original track, and cut in the ending used in the closing credits of the movie. Enjoy.