The Newton Brothers

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The Newton Brothers
Birth nameAndy Grush
Taylor Newton Stewart
OriginUnited States
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)Film composer, orchestrator, arranger
Instrumentsguitar, cello, piano,
Years active2007–present

Andy Grush and Taylor Newton Stewart, known collectively as The Newton Brothers, are film score composers, record producers, conductors, and multi-instrumentalists. Their works include scores for several films with director Mike Flanagan, having composed for every project of his since Oculus (2013), and various other films and television series.


Early on in their lives both Andy and Taylor were inspired to combine music and visuals and seek a career in film composition. They are both accomplished musicians and multi-instrumentalists who can play piano, guitar, bass, clarinet, flute, accordion, sax, harmonica, percussion, organ, kazoo and cello. Together they apprenticed under Hans Zimmer and co-scored with Danny Elfman on the Mike Flanagan thriller, Before I Wake.[1]

The Newton Brothers have been scoring feature films together for over a decade, catching their big break scoring Tony Kaye's acclaimed drama, Detachment, which starred and was produced by Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody.[2] In 2013 they began their work in horror films with Mike Flanaghan and Blumhouse Productions including Oculus, which The Irish Times said, "Andy and Taylor Newton's dynamic combination of simple melodic fragments, aleatory noise (broken glass, metal scrapes) and a solemn choir gradually inject the seriously spooky Oculus with nerve-shredding suspense and skin-crawling dread," [3] and Ouija: Origin of Evil.[4] They have since gone on to score multiple horror genre projects for film and television.

Awards & Nominations[edit]


Year Title Director(s) Studio
2011 Detachment Tony Kaye Tribeca Film
Magic Man Stuart Cooper Raskin Productions/Hollywood Storm
Revolucion Rodrigo Garcia Canana Films/Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia/Mantarraya Producciones
2012 Diving Normal Kristjian Thor Round One Production
2013 Catch Hell Ryan Phillippe Palm Star Media/Twisted Pictures
Hair Brained Billy Kent Love Lane Pictures
Pawn Shop Chronicles Wayne Kramer Anchor Bay Films
Proxy Zach Parker Along The Tracks/FSC Productions
Chloe and Theo Ezna Sands Arctica Films
2014 Careful What You Wish For Liz Allen Starz
Life of Crime Dan Schecter Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions
Oculus Mike Flanagan Relativity
See No Evil 2 The Soska Twins Lionsgate
The Prince Brian A. Miller Lionsgate
The Road Within Gren Wells Troika
2015 Before I Wake Mike Flanagan Relativity
Chasing Life Various ABC
The Runner Austin Stark Alchemy
Vendetta The Soska Twins Lionsgate
2016 Amateur Night Lisa Addario & Joe Syracuse Cinedigm
Blood in the Water Ben Cummings & Orson Cummings Level 33 Entertainment/SSS Entertainment/levelFILM
Hush Mike Flanagan Blumhouse
Ouija: Origin of Evil Mike Flanagan Universal/Blumhouse
Urge Aaron Kaufman Lionsgate
2017 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Various BBC
Gerald's Game Mike Flanagan Netflix
Inversion Zach Parker
Open Water: Cage Dive Gerald Rescionato Lionsgate
The Bye Bye Man Stacey Title STX
2018 Escape Plan 2: Hades Steven Miller Lionsgate
Falling Water Various Universal / USA
Into the Dark Paul Davis Blumhouse / Hulu
The Haunting of Hill House Mike Flanagan Paramount, Netflix, Amblin, Intrepid
2019 Mary Michael Goi RLJE Films
Doctor Sleep Mike Flanagan Warner Bros. Pictures
2020 The Grudge Nicolas Pesce Sony Pictures Releasing


  1. ^ "The Newton Brothers Haunting Score for "The Bye Bye Man" Available on Sony Classical Records". 2017-01-10.
  2. ^ "Detachment: Tribeca Review".
  3. ^ "The Newton Brothers: Oculus".
  4. ^ "'Ouija: Origin of Evil': The Newton Brothers Talk Their Horror Film Score". 2016-10-23.
  5. ^ "The 2015 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Winners and Full Results!".

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