John Carpenter's contribution to horror cinema simply cannot be understated; via titles like Halloween, The Thing and They Live, he has helped to shape the kind of fright-heavy flicks we know and love - and that's not to mention his many excellent films outside of the genre, such as Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China and Dark Star.

However, the original 1978 Halloween will always be the film he is most instantly associated with, and to celebrate the release of yet another entry in the franchise this year, IGN decided to pop Carpenter in front of a Nintendo Labo piano and ask him to play the famous theme tune of the series - which he also composed himself.

The result? Hilarity. Carpenter makes a good job of replicating the tune if we're honest, but his lovable grumbling ("I have no idea what I'm doing") is what seals the deal. He gets a bit potty-mouthed at the end, so be warned - IGN has at least been good enough to beep out his swears. Phew!

So there you have it; Carpenter's verdict of the Labo piano kit is perhaps as high as the reviews critics gave to In The Mouth of Madness, Vampires and Ghosts of Mars, the latter of which I'm still annoyed about paying good money to see at the cinema back in 2001.

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