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Christopher Young

Biography

Christopher Little composed film ratings for more than 50 films from 1980, including Hellraiser (1987), The Five Heartbeats (1991), Murder within the Initial (1995), and Question Boys (2000); in addition to scores for Television films such as for example Vietnam War Tale: THE FINAL Days (1989), Maximum and Helen (1990), as well as the task that garnered him an Emmy nomination, 1996’s Norma Jean and Marilyn. Given birth to in Redbanks, NJ, Youthful went to the Manhattan College of Music, North Tx State University or college, and UCLA before rating his 1st film, 1980’s THE ENERGY. He continued to utilize movie director John Dahl as well as for Miramax and Paramount, rating many more films — frequently horrors and thrillers — including Oasis (1984), Bat 21 (1988), Copycat, Stories From your Hood (1995), and Rounders (1998). Small opened a studio room in the first ’90s and it has frequently lectured at UCLA.

Quick Facts


Full Name Christopher Young
Salary 4.25 million USD
Height 1.93 m
Profession Baseball player
Education Hampshire College, University of California, Los Angeles
Nationality American
Parents Becky Harris, Michael Harris
Siblings Carter Harris, Dorothy Young
Music Songs Penance Stare, Up Against The Wind, Kill With Me, The West was Built on Legends, Humility and Love, San Venganza, The Uninvited, Fayeth in Fate, Blackheart Beat, Levantation, Neon Popsicles, Portrait of Mr. Boogie, Tale of a Haunted Banker, Botterjacht, Blood Signature, Artistry in Death, More Sinister Than Popcorn, The Saboteur Theme, Chase, Millimeter Music, Chain Chariot, Glowing Glimmer, A Song for Karen Carpenter, Ghost Rider, Rot Not, Want Not, The Apple, The Gammy Bird, Ritsuzen, Sail On, A World Without End, Eclipsed Heart, Concerto to Hell
Albums Creation, Ghost Rider, Hellraiser, Drag Me to Hell, The Rum Diary: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Entrapment, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Grudge, Sinister, Flowers in the Attic, The Uninvited, Runaway Jury, Priest, The Fly II, The Glass House, The Dark Half, The Gift, Set It Off, Rounders, The Shipping News, Hellraiser: The Chronicles, Copycat, Jennifer 8, Something the Lord Made, Untraceable, The Grudge 2, U-Boats: The Wolfpack, Max and Helen/The Oasis - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, An Unfinished Life: Piano Sketches, The Hurricane (Original Score), The Man Who Knew Too Little, Bless the Child, The Dorm That Dripped Blood, The Informers (Original Motion Picture Score)
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Score, British Academy Television Award for Best Scripted Comedy, BAFTA Award for Best British Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score), Golden Osella for Best Score
Movies Spider-Man 3, Hellraiser, Ghost Rider, Drag Me to Hell, Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Shipping News, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, The Grudge, The Monkey King, The Rum Diary, The Monkey King 2, Entrapment, Copycat, The Grudge 2, Untraceable, Swordfish, Wonder Boys, The Man Who Knew Too Little, Murder in the First, Bandits, The Gift, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, Norma Jean & Marilyn, The Dorm That Dripped Blood, Sweet November, Lucky You, Beauty Shop, The Hurricane, Killing Season, The Core, Deliver Us from Evil, The Uninvited, The Fly II, Set It Off, Rounders, When in Rome, Urban Legend, Hard Rain, Jennifer 8, Virtuosity, Runaway Jury, Head Above Water, Murder at 1600, Invaders from Mars, The Dark Half, The Big Kahuna, Rapid Fire, Something the Lord Made, Bat*21, Haunted Summer
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1 Was nominated for Film Composer of the Year in 2009 by the International Film Music Critics Association.


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back 1990 Video
Max and Helen 1990 TV Movie
Vietnam War Story: The Last Days 1989 segments "Last Outpost, The", "Dirty Work"
Hider in the House 1989
The Fly II 1989
Hellbound: Hellraiser II 1988
Haunted Summer 1988
Bat*21 1988
The Telephone 1988
U-Boats: The Wolfpack 1987 Video documentary short
Flowers in the Attic 1987
Vietnam War Story 1987 TV Series
Hellraiser 1987 music composed by
American Harvest 1987 TV Movie
Trick or Treat 1986
Invaders from Mars 1986
Torment 1986
Getting Even 1986
The Twilight Zone 1986 TV Series 1 episode
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge 1985
Wizards of the Lost Kingdom 1985 as Chris Young
Barbarian Queen 1985 as Chris Young
Wheels of Fire 1985
Def-Con 4 1985 as Chris Young
Avenging Angel 1985
The Oasis 1984 as Chris Young
The Power 1984 as Chris Young
Highpoint 1982 as Chris Young
The Dorm That Dripped Blood 1982 as Chris Young
Robby 1968 1988
The Vanishment announced
Xi you ji zhi: Sun Wukong san da Baigu Jing 2016
Hellraiser: Evolutions 2015 Video short
Deliver Us from Evil 2014
Dominion 2014 TV Series 1 episode
The Single Moms Club 2014
Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong 2014
A Madea Christmas 2013
Gods Behaving Badly 2013
Killing Season 2013
Love's Routine 2013 Video short
The Smile Man 2013 Short
Saving Norman 2013 Video short
Scary or Die 2012
The Baytown Outlaws 2012 as Chistopher Young
The Ghostmaker 2012 main theme and coffin music by
Sinister 2012/I
Fanboy 2011 Short
The Rum Diary 2011
Priest 2011
The Black Tulip 2010
Gone with the Pope 2010
When in Rome 2010
The Saboteur 2009 Video Game
Love Happens 2009
Creation 2009/I
Drag Me to Hell 2009
The Uninvited 2009
The Informers 2008
Sleepwalking 2008
Untraceable 2008
Hellcomposer: An Interview with Composer Christopher Young 2007 Video documentary short
Sin and Salvation: The Comic Book Origin of Ghost Rider 2007 Video documentary
Lucky You 2007
Spider-Man 3 2007 score by
Ghost Rider 2007 music by
Helen at Risk 2006 Video short
The Grudge 2 2006
Tales from the Grudge 2006 Video short
When Chucky Became Mary 2005 Short original music by
The Exorcism of Emily Rose 2005
Beauty Shop 2005
The Grudge 2004
Something the Lord Made 2004 TV Movie
Shortcut to Happiness 2003
Runaway Jury 2003
Shade 2003
The Core 2003
The Country Bears 2002
The Tower 2002
The Shipping News 2001
Bandits 2001
The Glass House 2001
Scenes of the Crime 2001
Swordfish 2001
Sweet November 2001
The Warden 2001 TV Movie
The Gift 2000
Hellbound: Hellraiser II - Lost in the Labyrinth 2000 Video documentary short
Hellraiser: Resurrection 2000 Video documentary short
Bless the Child 2000
Wonder Boys 2000
The Hurricane 1999
The Big Kahuna 1999
In Too Deep 1999
Entrapment 1999
Urban Legend 1998
Judas Kiss 1998
Rounders 1998
Hush 1998
Hard Rain 1998
The Man Who Knew Too Little 1997 as Chris Young
Murder at 1600 1997
Head Above Water 1996
Set It Off 1996
Norma Jean & Marilyn 1996 TV Movie
Unforgettable 1996
Copycat 1995
Virtuosity 1995
Species 1995
Tales from the Hood 1995
Murder in the First 1995
Judicial Consent 1994
Dream Lover 1993
The Dark Half 1993
Jennifer 8 1992
Rapid Fire 1992
The Vagrant 1992
Clive Barker: The Art of Horror 1992 Video documentary short
Bright Angel 1990
Last Flight Out 1990 TV Movie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hellraiser: What's Your Pleasure? 2015 Short original theme
An Experiment in Fear: The Making of Monkey Shines 2014 Documentary short composer: film score
The Dark Half: The Sparrows Are Flying Again! - The Making of the Dark Half 2014 Documentary short composer: theme music
The Tall Man 2012 title theme
Sinister 2012/I orchestrator
The Rum Diary 2011 score producer
Faces in the Crowd 2011 composer: additional themes
El tapón 2011 Short composer: stock music
The Grudge 3 2009 composer: stock music - uncredited
Drag Me to Hell 2009 orchestrator
The Uninvited 2009 orchestrator
Untraceable 2008 orchestrator / score producer
Lucky You 2007 orchestrator
Zombie Prom 2006 Short music department mentor
The Exorcism of Emily Rose 2005 orchestrator / score producer
An Unfinished Life 2005 composer: additional music
Beauty Shop 2005 orchestrator
Spider-Man 2 2004 composer: additional music
Shortcut to Happiness 2003 music producer: score
Something's Gotta Give 2003 composer: additional music
Shade 2003 composer: additional music
The Core 2003 additional orchestrations
The Shipping News 2001 orchestrator / score producer
Bandits 2001 orchestrator
Sweet November 2001 orchestrator
Madison 2001 composer: original themes
Wonder Boys 2000 additional orchestrator
The Hurricane 1999 orchestrator
The Big Kahuna 1999 orchestrator
In Too Deep 1999 orchestrator
Urban Legend 1998 orchestrator
Rounders 1998 orchestrator
Hard Rain 1998 additional orchestrator
The Man Who Knew Too Little 1997 orchestrator - as Chris Young / score producer - as Chris Young
Murder at 1600 1997 orchestrator
Head Above Water 1996 orchestrator
Set It Off 1996 orchestrator
Unforgettable 1996 orchestrator
Copycat 1995 orchestrator
Virtuosity 1995 orchestrator
Species 1995 orchestrator
Tales from the Hood 1995 conductor / orchestrator
Murder in the First 1995 orchestrator
Dream Lover 1993 orchestrator
Sliver 1993 composer: additional electronic music
The Dark Half 1993 orchestrator
Jennifer 8 1992 orchestrator
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth 1992 composer: additional music from "Hellraiser"
Rapid Fire 1992 orchestrator
The Vagrant 1992 orchestrator
Hider in the House 1989 orchestrator
The Fly II 1989 orchestrator
Hellbound: Hellraiser II 1988 orchestrator
Bat*21 1988 orchestrator - uncredited
Deathstalker II 1987 composer: additional music - as Chris Young
Hellraiser 1987 orchestrator
Godzilla 1985 1984 composer: stock music - US version

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Faces in the Crowd 2011 writer: "Face The Suite"
Spider-Man 3 2007 writer: "Opening Montage"
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 writer: "Blindfold Game", "Nelson Talks About Dad", "Sister On Phone"
Spider-Man 2 2004 producer: "The Demonstration", "Runaway Train" / writer: "The Demonstration", "Runaway Train"
Die Frauenversteher - Männer unter sich 2002 TV Movie performer: "Turkish Rumba", "Watch that man", "The man who knew too little"
The Glass House 2001 writer: "Sotto Voce", "The Glass House", "Diabetic Dancer", "Twice Told Tales", "Sunken Bells", "Where in Time?", "Soubrette", "This Too Shall Pass"
Swordfish 2001 performer: "Dark Machine", "Chase"
KaBlam! 2000 TV Series music - 2 episodes
In Too Deep 1999 producer: "Give Me a Reason" / writer: "Give Me a Reason"
Playing by Heart 1998 writer: "It's Only Sexual" 1998, "Lost Baby" 1998, "Bluff" 1998, "An LA Groove" 1998, "Homecoming" 1998
The Man Who Knew Too Little 1997 performer: "The Man Who Knew Too Little" - uncredited / writer: "The Man Who Knew Too Little" - uncredited
Angel 4: Undercover 1994 writer: "Reflecting Angel", "Bathing"
Mahakaal 1993 writer: "Music" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hellraiser: Evolutions 2015 Video short
Drag Me to Hell 2009 Pedestrian with Cupcake
Houseboat Horror 1989 Video Norm

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bride 1985 second assistant editor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dreams of Solace 2011 Video short special thanks
My First Score with Christopher Young 2011 Video documentary short special thanks
My Wife Is a Vampire 2009 very special thanks
Hellbound: Hellraiser II - Lost in the Labyrinth 2000 Video documentary short special thanks
Hellraiser: Resurrection 2000 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
SCORE: A Film Music Documentary 2016 Documentary Himself
Chasing Notes 2016 Documentary Himself
Today 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Invaders from Mars: The Martians Are Coming! - The Making of 'Invaders from Mars' 2015 Video documentary short Himself
The Dark Half: The Sparrows Are Flying Again! - The Making of the Dark Half 2014 Documentary short Himself
Elia Cmiral: Part 1 2014 Documentary Himself
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan 2011 Documentary Himself - Composer of Hellraiser
My First Score with Christopher Young 2011 Video documentary short Himself
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2010 Documentary Himself
Conversations on Alex North's Spartacus: The Celebration of a Masterpiece 2010 Documentary Himself
Hellcomposer: An Interview with Composer Christopher Young 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Transformations: Looking Back at 'The Fly II' 2005 Video documentary Himself
The Score 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hellbound: Hellraiser II - Lost in the Labyrinth 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Hellraiser: Resurrection 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Der Klang der Bilder 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong (2014)
2013 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Score Sinister (2012)
2012 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Score Sinister (2012)
2011 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Comedy Film The Rum Diary (2011)
2010 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Score Drag Me to Hell (2009)
2009 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film Drag Me to Hell (2009)
2009 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Music Composition of the Year Drag Me to Hell (2009)
2007 Career Achievement Award Temecula Valley International Film Festival
2005 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards The Grudge (2004)
2005 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Score The Grudge (2004)
2004 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Something the Lord Made (2004)
2002 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Swordfish (2001)
2000 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Entrapment (1999)
1998 FMCJ Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film Urban Legend (1998)
1996 Best Original Soundtrack Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Head Above Water (1996)
1990 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Score of the Year Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong (2014)
2012 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film Sinister (2012)
2011 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film Priest (2011)
2010 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Drag Me to Hell (2009)
2009 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Score of the Year Drag Me to Hell (2009)
2009 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Composer of the Year
2009 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Drama Film Creation (2009)
2007 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure Film Ghost Rider (2007)
2007 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure Film Spider-Man 3 (2007)
2006 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Score The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
2004 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film The Grudge (2004)
2002 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture The Shipping News (2001)
2002 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Composer The Shipping News (2001)
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
1996 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Copycat (1995)
1994 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music The Vagrant (1992)
1991 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music The Fly II (1989)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Last Flight Out (1990)
1988 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Hellraiser (1987)


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#Quote
1 I'm into horror pictures because I love the fear of being alone in the dark, and I'd recommend that to any composer who wants to work in this genre. When I was younger I'd make a point of driving to the middle of nowhere, and spending an evening with just me, the wind, and the moon. Your skin crawls up an octave. This is what I tap into when I'm working on horror films. I'm just afraid a time will come when I lose touch with that part of myself.


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