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Christopher Young
(1957-)
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Filmtracks Statistics:
Average Filmtracks Rating: 3.4
Average Viewer Rating: 3.1
Number of Reviews: 25
Number of Votes: 8,787
Number of Comments: 178
Filmtracks Editor's Recommendations:
Murder in the First
Drag Me to Hell
Priest
The Monkey King
Decorative Nonsense
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Christopher Young in 2003

"I really like pursuing the side of my writing that's the dark, sonic madness, but the other half of me would like nothing more than to be walking down the street one day and hear someone whistling a theme of mine."
- Christopher Young in 1999 on his pursuit of new genres

Born in April of 1957 and raised in Red Bank, New Jersey, Young was a jazz drummer before he ventured into film music. He first realized he wanted to write music for films when he heard "The Fantasy World of Bernard Herrmann" for the first time. He earned a B.A. in Music from Hampshire College in Massachussetts, and continued with graduate studies at North Texas State University, which is renown for its music department. He then moved to Los Angeles to study with legendary film composer David Raksin (The Bad and Beautiful, Laura), who deeply influenced him. His first scores were for student films, but he quickly moved on to horror genre. His first album release was for his score for The Power in 1980, and Young now has countles dozens of albums to his name.

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FILMOGRAPHY & REVIEWS AT FILMTRACKS
(see legend below for abbreviations and codes)
 TitleFR VRVTCT RD TRDates Notes
2015:
(none)
2014:
Deliver Us from Evil
The Single Moms Club
The Monkey King*****3.69753|||1,52102/15 - 04/16all albums
2013:
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
Gods Behaving Badly
Killing Season
2012:
Scary or Die
The Baytown Outlaws
The Ghostmaker (co-wrote)
Sinister*
2011:
The Rum Diary
Priest*****3.854206|||1,26005/11
2010:
Gone with the Pope (co-wrote)
When in Rome (co-wrote)
The Black Tulip
2009:
Love Happens***2.871620||1,81104/10
Creation****3.391738||1,65801/10
Drag Me to Hell****3.423432|||1,37601/10
The Uninvited****3.071550||1,75104/10
2008:
The Informers
Sleepwalking
Untraceable***2.841111||1,80504/10
2007:
Lucky You
Spider-Man 3 (co-wrote)
Ghost Rider****3.4273514|||40702/07
2006:
The Grudge 2***3.01870||1,83712/11
The Box
2005:
When Chucky Became Mary
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Beauty Shop
2004:
The Grudge**2.73911||1,80612/11
Something the Lord Made (TV)
Spider-Man 2 (co-wrote)****3.472,176116||||21208/04 - 08/11
The Devil and Daniel Webster
2003:
Runaway Jury***3.112145|78711/03 - 03/09
Shade
The Core****3.381582|||1,51101/10 - 11/11all albums
Something's Gotta Give (co-wrote)****2.961252||1,60804/10bootleg
2002:
The Country Bears
The Tower
2001:
The Shipping News (AW)****3.015623|||98502/02 - 02/09
Bandits
The Glass House***2.864572||1,21509/01 - 02/09
Scenes of the Crime (co-wrote)
Swordfish
Madison (co-wrote)
Sweet November
The Warden (TV)
2000:
The Gift
Bless the Child***3.091745||1,35010/03 - 04/09
Wonder Boys**2.331450|1,12501/01 - 07/08promotional
1999:
The Hurricane***
The Big Kahuna
In Too Deep***2.695070|||1,16810/99 - 05/08all albums
Entrapment**2.276400|88805/99 - 05/08
1998:
Playing by Heart (co-wrote)
Urban Legend
Rounders
Hush
Hard Rain****3.102631||92701/98 - 01/07
1997:
The Man Who Knew Too Little
Murder at 1600
1996:
Head Above Water
Set It Off
Norma Jean and Marilyn (TV)
Unforgettable
1995:
Copycat
Virtuosity
Species***2.992965||43203/98 - 07/09all albums
Tales from the Hood
Murder in the First****3.594771||89712/99 - 03/08
1994:
Judicial Consent
1993:
Dream Lover
The Dark Half
1992:
Jennifer Eight
Rapid Fire
The Vagrant
1991:
Bright Angel
1990:
Last Flight Out (TV)
Max and Helen (TV)
1989:
Hider in the House*2.411120|1,32203/97 - 08/08
The Fly II****3.311331||1,64809/09multiple albums
Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back
Vietnam War Story: The Last Days (co-wrote)
1988:
Haunted Summer
Bat*21
Hellbound: Hellraiser II****
The Telephone
1987:
Flowers in the Attic
Hellraiser
American Harvest (TV)
1986:
Trick or Treat
Invaders from Mars (co-wrote)
Getting Even
Torment
1985:
Barbarian Queen
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
Wizards of the Lost Kingdom
Wheels of Fire
Def-Con 4
Avenging Angel
Black Fire
1984:
The Oasis
The Power
1983:
(none)
1982:
Highpoint**
The Dorm That Dripped Blood
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