When It Comes To Heavy Metal, Horror Director John Carpenter Is Not Wild For Ozzy Osbourne

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This Friday, the horror movie Halloween Ends comes out; Ends is the 13th movie in the Halloween franchise, the original being created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill back in 1978. Halloween Ends marks the conclusion of a new trilogy started by that of director David Gordon Green back in 2018.

In a brand new interview with Dillon Collins of Metal Injection, horror director and icon John Carpenter is asked about his filmmaking, the Halloween movies, his work as a composer, and his taste in music. When it comes to his musical taste, he of course is asked about metal. Several acts are brought up to him, such as Metallica, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Ozzy Osbourne, with Collins asking if any of those acts may have been Carpenter’s introduction to heavy music.

It is the mentioning of the latter, Ozzy, that gets the following response out of Carpenter: “I wouldn’t care about Ozzy Osbourne that much.”

When Collins follows up on John’s response – noting that the director-composer is not much of an Ozzy fan – Carpenter adds the following:

“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.”

John Carpenter then goes on to talk about his fandom of The Beatles and Metallica. On an interesting note, when we interviewed John Carpenter earlier this year, he told us how much he loves ’90s era Metallica. He also spoke to us about his enjoyment of BABYMETAL, and shared his favorite Beatles album.

Halloween Ends will be arriving into theatres and onto the streaming service Peacock as of this Friday October 14th. If you have yet to check it out, follow this link here to watch the latest trailer for the movie.