- For other persons named Christopher Young, see Christopher Young (disambiguation)
Christopher Young, May 2007
April 28, 1958 [|
Red Bank, New Jersey, USA
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.
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 teaches at the Thornton School of Music of the University of Southern California.
- 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)
- New York Times
- "BMI Film & Television Awards Tout Composers of Year’s Top Film and Television Music". bmi.com. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
- USC faculty list
- Official website
- Christopher Young at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with Christopher Young at FilmMusicSite