Rock band, Ghost, delivers the bombastic new track, “Hunter’s Moon” from the upcoming horror film, “Halloween Kills.”
The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, Nancy Stephens as Nurse Marion Chambers, Charles Cyphers as Leigh Brackett,Anthony Michael Hall as the adult Tommy Doyle, Kyle Richards as the adult Lindsey Wallace, and Robert Longstreet as the adult Lonnie Elam.
Per Metal Injection:
Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge discussed the song’s origins and how every gothic-type rock band has to have a song about Halloween. Forge also mentioned that he had the title “Hunter’s Moon” sitting around for a while after looking up the Neil Young record Harvest Moon.
“The background to this song, specifically this song being associated with the film Halloween Kills, was that Ryan Turek, who is one of the producers of the film, asked me if I was interested in writing a song for a film and specifically this film. I said that I already have a few songs that might work, and specifically one song that I think could work very well within the concepts of the film.
“The seed for that song that I had in mind was originally [just the] title. Years ago, I was looking up the meaning of ‘Harvest Moon,’ as in the Neil Young record, and within the context of ‘Harvest Moon,’ which is essentially… It was, I guess, an article about farming and the moon cycles of farming. And in September, there’s ‘Harvest Moon,’ and in October, after Harvest Moon, around Halloween, it’s ‘Hunter’s Moon.’ And immediately upon seeing that, I thought that, well, if I were to ever write a song about Halloween, as you must do as a gothic rock band, I’m gonna use that title.
“When I knew that there was gonna be a song called ‘Hunter’s Moon’ in a Halloween film, it was pretty easy to come up with a theme that would simplify the lyrical content. So I wanted the lyrics to be sort of nostalgic, longing back but also semi-romantic and also have a slight sort of ‘siblings love’, ‘friendship love’ question mark. So that is what I wrote.
“Sometimes when you write songs, especially if it’s meant to be in a bigger, broader sort of album format, sometimes you can get locked into details, and you’re writing too much into each song — it has to have too much of a purpose — whereas this was pretty simple; it was gonna go hand in hand with Halloween.”
Halloween Kills will bring the bloody carnage to theaters and on Peacock on October 15th, 2021.