Pet Sematary – Soundtrack (1989)
vinyl rip in 24/96 & 16/44.1 | 628 MB & 149 MB | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl)
DR Analysis | Full LP Artwork | First US Pressing
Genre: Soundtrack | Verèse Sarabande Records ~ VS-5227
Pet Sematary (sometimes referred to as Stephen King’s Pet Sematary) is a 1989 horror film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name. Directed by Mary Lambert and written by King, the film features Dale Midkiff as Louis Creed, Denise Crosby as Rachel Creed, Blaze Berdahl as Ellie Creed, Miko Hughes as Gage Creed, and Fred Gwynne as Jud Crandall. Andrew Hubatsek was cast for Zelda’s role. Author King has a cameo as a minister.
In 1978, King returned to his alma mater, the University of Maine at Orono, to teach a year in return for the education he had received there. During this time his family rented a house on a busy road in Orrington. The road claimed the lives of a number of pets, and the neighborhood children had created a pet cemetery in a field near the Kings’ home. King’s daughter Naomi buried her cat “Smucky” there after it was hit, and shortly thereafter their son Owen had a close call running toward the road. King wrote the novel based on their experiences, but feeling he had gone too far with the subject matter of the book it became the first novel he “put away” on the advice of his wife Tabitha and friend, author Peter Straub. King reluctantly submitted it for publication only after Doubleday insisted on receiving a final book due on his contract.
Elliot Goldenthal’s score to the film Pet Sematary was his first mainstream score. Its style is sometimes compared to Jack Nitzsche’s score to The Exorcist while the theme is inspired by Lalo Schifrin’s score to The Amityville Horror.
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