not me reviewing my Muse footage from Bellahouston Park and being completely and utterly starstruck to see this clip of Matt pointing in my general direction during Starlight (0.25x speed) (closer than initially thought) (as you can see by the camerawork I did lose it and start waving)
I thought there aren't enough songs about Halloween. So many artists do Christmas songs, but I thought that's not very Muse, you know? So [I thought], we'll do a Halloween song! That's another reason we're going down that [musical] road; it seems a bit more spooky and creepy.
And you know, we grew up as children in the '80s, I like '80s horror films. I remember [watching] Stephen King films, some of that stuff obviously influenced me when I was a kid. So when you get nine albums deep, you can't help but want to look around a little bit, and look at other sounds in other genres.
—Matt Bellamy on drawing musical inspiration from films, and on You Make Me Feel Like It's Halloween | NPR interview for Will Of The People, 27 Aug 2022