In The Desert Of Seth

By G. B. Marian

Christopher Young: Hellraiser

Christopher Young is one of those film composers who isn’t as well known; he’s the kind of guy filmmakers hire when they can’t nab Danny Elfman or Hans Zimmer. This is most unfortunate, because most people are actually familiar with Young’s music without realizing it. Case in point: Clive Barker’s Hellraiser (1987), which is one of the very few authentically solid horror films to have come from the late 1980s. (The genre commercialized itself to death during the first half of that decade, and aside from a few choice exceptions, it wouldn’t revive itself again until the late 1990s.) I’m willing to bet that almost everyone on Earth recognizes that iconic bell chime you hear whenever someone dicks around with the infamous Lament Configuration (thereby conjuring those unholy priests of perversion and pain, the Cenobites, into manifestation). Well, here’s one of my favorite tracks from Mr. Young’s greatest opus; may it tear your soul apart!

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One response to “Christopher Young: Hellraiser

  1. katakhanas September 9, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    I also love his score for the 2005 film “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.” 🙂

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