The Roots cover ‘Halloween’ theme as Michael Myers looks on – watch

Rapper Black Thought adds newly written verse

The Roots offered their own unique spin on John Carpenter’s famed Halloween theme music during Friday night’s (October 31) episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Click above to watch.

With the band playing the instrumental, Black Thought added a newly penned rap verse about the 1978 film’s iconic antagonist Michael Myers (Sample lyric: “He’ll probably take your pliers and pull out your fingernails”). But he could barely finish the song when Myers himself strolled onstage and gave the rapper a creepy stare.

Myers then slowly walked over to Fallon before taking out his smartphone and snapping a selfie with the host.

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The Roots have featured as Fallon’s house band since the programme’s inception earlier this year. Prior to making the move, they served on the comedian’s previous late night chat show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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