Christopher Young

Christopher Young

born on 28/4/1957 in Red Bank, NJ, United States

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Christopher Young

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Christopher Young

Christopher Young (born Robert Gilchrist Isley Young on April 28, 1958) is an American music composer for both film and television.[1]

Many of his music compositions are for horror films, including Hellraiser, Tales from the Hood, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, Urban Legend, and Drag Me to Hell. Other works include Lucky You and Spider-Man 3, for which he received the Film & TV Music Award for Best Score for a Dramatic Feature Film. He also made three cameo appearances in Spider-Man 3.

Young was honored with the prestigious Richard Kirk award at the 2008 BMI Film and TV Awards. The award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music.[2]

Life and career

Young was born in Red Bank, New Jersey. He graduated from Hampshire College in Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts in music, and then completed his post-graduate work at North Texas State University. In 1980, he moved to Los Angeles. Originally a jazz drummer, when he heard some of Bernard Herrmann's works he decided to become a film composer. He studied at the UCLA Film School under the famous David Raksin. He later taught at the Thornton School of Music of the University of Southern California.

Filmography

Film

1980s

  • The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
  • Highpoint (1982)
  • The Oasis (1984)
  • The Power (1984)
  • Avenging Angel (1985)
  • Def-Con 4 (1985)
  • Wheels of Fire (1985)
  • Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (1985)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
  • Barbarian Queen (1985)

  • Getting Even (1986)
  • Torment (1986)
  • Invaders from Mars (1986)
  • Trick or Treat (1986)
  • Hellraiser (1987)
  • Flowers in the Attic (1987)
  • The Telephone (1988)
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
  • Bat*21 (1988)
  • Haunted Summer (1988)

  • Vietnam War Story: The Last Days (1989) (Segments "The Last Outpost" and "Dirty Work")
  • The Fly II (1989)
  • Hider in the House (1989)

1990s

  • Bright Angel (1990)
  • The Vagrant (1992)
  • Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back (1992)
  • Rapid Fire (1992)
  • Jennifer 8 (1992)
  • The Dark Half (1993)
  • Dream Lover (1993)
  • Judicial Consent (1994)
  • Murder in the First (1995)
  • Tales From the Hood (1995)

  • Species (1995)
  • Virtuosity (1995)
  • Copycat (1995)
  • Unforgettable (1996)
  • Set It Off (1996)
  • Head Above Water (1996)
  • Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
  • Murder at 1600 (1997)
  • The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)
  • Hard Rain (1998)
  • Hush (1998)

  • Rounders (1998)
  • Judas Kiss (1998)
  • Urban Legend (1998)
  • Entrapment (1999)
  • In Too Deep (1999)
  • The Big Kahuna (1999)
  • The Hurricane (1999)

2000s

  • Wonder Boys (2000)
  • Bless the Child (2000)
  • The Gift (2000)
  • Sweet November (2001)
  • Swordfish (2001)
  • Scenes of the Crime (2001)
  • The Glass House (2001)
  • Bandits (2001)
  • The Shipping News (2001)
  • The Tower (2002)
  • The Country Bears (2002) (co-wrote)

  • The Core (2003)
  • Shade (2003) (co-wrote)
  • Runaway Jury (2003)
  • The Devil and Daniel Webster (2004) (Shortcut to Happiness)
  • The Grudge (2004)
  • Beauty Shop (2005)
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
  • The Grudge 2 (2006)
  • Ghost Rider (2007)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • Lucky You (2007)

  • Untraceable (2008)
  • Sleepwalking (2008)
  • The Informers (2008)
  • The Uninvited (2009)
  • Drag Me to Hell (2009)
  • Creation (2009)
  • Love Happens (2009)

2010s

  • The Black Tulip (2010)
  • When in Rome (2010)
  • Gone With the Pope (2010) (co-wrote)
  • Priest (2011)
  • Box of Shadows (2011) (theme only)
  • The Rum Diary (2011)
  • Sinister (2012)
  • Scary or Die (2012)
  • The Baytown Disco (2012)
  • Killing Season (2013)
  • A Madea Christmas (2013)
  • The Single Moms Club (2014)
  • Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

References

External links

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