‘Kiss Daddy Goodbye‘ is an American film that was released in 1981 and directed by Patrick Regan. It has also been released under the alternate titles ‘Revenge of the Zombie‘ and ‘Vengeful Dead‘.
The plot follows a single-parent father who is looking after his twins after his wife has died of leukemia. The twins have psychic and telekinetic powers that the father urges them not to use in public for fear of them being taken away.
A gang of bikers end up invading their property and the father is killed in the process by the thugs. Instead of seeking help, the twins pretend to the outside world that nothing has happened and they use their powers to reanimate their father so the neighborhood think he is still alive and well.
Meanwhile, the twins vow to take revenge of the gang that slayed their father.
The soundtrack to ‘Kiss Daddy Goodbye‘ was composed by David Spear.
David Spear is a US composer who was born in 1953.
David Spear first got into soundtrack composing after being invited to orchestrate the soundtracks for a number of Elmer Bernstein movies, including ‘Ghostbusters‘, ‘Airplane‘, and ‘Heavy Metal‘.
Over the course of his career David Spear has acted as musical director, composer, and arranger for TV, Theater, and film, and he has created the soundtrack for three Academy Award nominated films: ‘Ballet Robotique‘, ‘Rainbow War‘ and ‘The Courage to Care‘.
The soundtrack is mostly synthesizer based, as you would expect for a horror film of the era – the soundtrack is decent enough, but isn’t really memorable or distinct enough to have a personality of its own. It has never been made available for commercial release.