Famous horror director John Carpenter shares his favorite Metallica song ever. Carpenter also talks about why doesn’t care the Ozzy Osbourne.
In an interview with Metal Injection, John Carpenter – who develops and records the soundtrack for most of his films – confessed his affection for James Hetfield and other members of the band. Famous horror director John Carpenter also talks about his favorite Metallica song. He added his friendship with Alice Cooper, also added that he had little time for Ozzy Osbourne and Carpenter doesn’t care about him much.
John Carpenter Interview about Metallica, his horror movies soundtracks and more
He starts with his movies and soundtracks:
“How can I put this? There’s not much. I don’t really have a feeling about it. My movie kind of ended in 1978, that’s the movie I’m proud of. And ever since then there’s various reincarnations or variations of it. But it’s basically all the same to me. I hate to say that. I should be ‘oohing an awing,’ but I don’t care that much. It’s nice.
This last movie, David Gordon Green is an excellent director. And he really did a good job with this trilogy. And so I’m very proud of what he did. I like it and I like this last movie. It’s very good. Jamie Lee is just sensational and she’s such a good actress now. I’m so proud of her.
Well, it was a beginning. But Jamie, she’s matured as an actress and as a person. I’m so proud of her, I can’t tell you. And she has just grown into this wonderful, wonderful actress. So she acquits herself extremely well. And you know, Jamie and I go way back. And we’ve had a love affair since 1978. So you know, I can’t say anything bad about her.
Oh, it’s hugely different. The fact that there’s a different director is the biggest thing. David has his own vision. So now I am here to serve that vision as a composer. That’s my job. 1978, I was responsible for everything. But no, no, not at all. So it’s terrific. It’s really well done here in the present. And I am a happy worker to serve David’s vision.”
He also the biggest Metallica fan especially in the 90s and recalls Ozzy Osbourne:
I wouldn’t care about Ozzy Osbourne that much. No, not really. I didn’t think he had much of a voice, but my rock and roll roots go back to the 50s. I grew up with the 50s rock and also the pop music of the 50s. And then when The Beatles came along it was all over. It was over. That was it.
What’s John Carpenter’s favorite Metallica song?
“Well, the best Metallica song is probably ‘Enter Sandman.’ It’s classic. Yeah, I’m a guitar riff guy, but that goes way back there. Even in the 50s they were doing that stuff. The Stones were doing riffs, on and on. So I embrace all rock except when it gets into the more modern stuff. I’m not a rap fan. And anyway, we’ll leave all that alone.”
John Carpenter‘s upcoming movie Halloween Ends premieres worldwide on October 14th, 2022 who also wrote the story. Halloween Ends movie’s official soundtrack is out via Sacred Bones on the same day as the movie. The soundtrack features John Carpenter, his son Cody and Daniel Davies.