Christopher Young in May 2007
|Born||citation needed]April 28, 1958 [|
Red Bank, New Jersey, United States
Many of his compositions are for horror and thriller films, including Hellraiser, Species, Urban Legend, The Grudge, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Drag Me to Hell, Sinister, Deliver Us from Evil and Pet Sematary. Other works include Rapid Fire, Copycat, Set It Off, Entrapment, The Hurricane, Swordfish, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man 3 and The Shipping News, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.
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 David Raksin. He teaches at the Thornton School of Music of the University of Southern California.
|1968||Robby||Ralph C. Bluemke||N/A|
|2010||When in Rome||Mark Steven Johnson||N/A|
|2010||Gone with the Pope||Duke Mitchell||N/A|
|2010||The Black Tulip||Sonia Nassery Cole||N/A|
|2011||Box of Shadows||Mauro Borrelli||N/A|
|2011||The Rum Diary||Bruce Robinson||N/A|
|2012||Scary or Die||Bob Badway
|2012||The Baytown Outlaws||Barry Battles||N/A|
|2013||Killing Season||Mark Steven Johnson||N/A|
|2013||Gods Behaving Badly||Marc Turtletaub||N/A|
|2013||A Madea Christmas||Tyler Perry||N/A|
|2014||The Monkey King||Cheang Pou-soi||N/A|
|2014||The Single Moms Club||Tyler Perry||N/A|
|2014||Deliver Us from Evil||Scott Derrickson||N/A|
|2016||The Monkey King 2||Cheang Pou-soi||N/A|
|2019||Pet Sematary||Kevin Kölsch
|2020||The Empty Man||David Prior||N/A|
|2020||50 States of Fright||With Caleb Chan
and Brian Chan
|2009||The Saboteur||Theme music|
- 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