Film.Music.Media: Podcast

Christopher Young (Composer: Pet Sematary)

April 25, 2019

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Christopher Young’s talent as a storyteller is only rivaled by his kindness as a human being. Chris has firmly cemented himself as one of the most iconic film composers across a variety of genres, but it was in the horror genre where he was able to carve a path for his career early on.

We dive into Chris’s path to becoming a storyteller including early scores like A Nightmare On Elm Street 2, Hellraiser, and working for legendary filmmaker Roger Corman. Chris explores what got him into horror and why he seems to come back to the genre even though his career is not defined by it.

We explore Chris’s work from scores like Hard Rain, The Core, Bandits, The Shipping News, The Grudge, Spider-Man 3, Sinister, The Monkey King, and of course his new score to Pet Sematary.

Other topics include working with directors, avoiding typecasting, finding the first note, teaching, and finding inspiration from within the film you’re working on.

Chris is one of the kindest and most sincere people in the business, and it was a real honor to have him for this All Access.

A Film.Music.Media Interview | Produced & Presented by Kaya Savas