Award-winning composer Christopher Young (Drag Me To Hell, The Gift) is a film music veteran who has scored some of the most horrifying films in the last two decades. In a recent article, film music reviewer, Scorekeeper, sings his praises at Badass Digest and selects The Exorcism of Emily Rose (released by Lakeshore Records) as one of the scariest film scores of all time.
If music is not triggering our imagination, it’s not living up to its fullest potential.
This is one particular attribute in which Christopher Young excels. He’s demonstrated this power throughout his entire career, composing tremendously tormenting scores for films like Hellraiser (1987), The Fly II (1989), The Grudge (2004), The Uninvited (2009) and Sinister (2012). However, in my book, nothing compares to the paralyzing nightmare of Young’s The Exorcism of Emily Rose. It’s certainly one of the more cacophonic scores ever written; however, the chaos is completely controlled by the composer. Young traverses the narrative of the film utilizing a precise balance of extreme dynamics and aural intensity in order to bring out the scarier elements of the visuals.
Read the full review at Badass Digest.
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A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.
Director: Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil). Cast: Jennifer Carpenter (Showtimes’s Dexter, Gone), Laura Linney (Primal Fear, The Fifth Estate), Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins) and Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man).
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More Soundtracks Featuring Christopher Young:
Drag Me To Hell (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD
The Gift (Score From The Motion Picture): iTunes | Buy CD
The Ininvited (Original Motion Picture Score): iTunes | Buy CD
Untraceable (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD
The Rum Diary (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD
Sleepwalking (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD
Creation (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD
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