THE BYE BYE MAN – Behind the Score with The Newton Brothers

[Screen grab from Behind the Score video]

[Screen grab from Behind the Score video]

Composers Andy Grush and Taylor Stewart, aka The Newton Brothers, score STX Entertainment’s supernatural horror thriller, THE BYE BYE MAN.  The film stars Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas and Doug Jones. Directed by Stacy Title and written by Jonathan Penner, THE BYE BYE MAN follows the story of three college students move into an old, off-campus house. They quickly find themselves hunted by a supernatural entity called The Bye Bye Man who may be responsible for possessing various people and causing them to commit killing sprees throughout recent history. The students discover the origins of the Bye Bye Man and find that there is only one way to avoid his curse: don’t say or think his name, because once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control.  

The Newton Brothers have built a reputation in creating visceral themes for thriller and horror film; for THE BYE BYE MAN, they expand on that reputation by incorporating the pulsating off beat sounds of a washing machine to the haunting sounds of a train whistle. Both Grush and Stewart are accomplished multi instrumentalists who fuse their classical education with a skill and savvy in electronics and manipulated sounds to contribute distinct music to a diverse spectrum of film projects and capitalize on having two musical heads. The duo has collaborated with highly acclaimed composers: apprenticed under Hans Zimmer and co-scored with Danny Elfman on Mike Flanagan’s thriller, BEFORE I WAKE.

Watch an exclusive ‘Creating the Music’ of THE BYE BYE MAN video available:

They have also added chills to Flanagan’s OCULUS, emotion to Tony Kaye’s acclaimed classroom drama DETACHMENT, tension to Mike Gunther’s crime thriller SETUP starring Bruce Willis, and black humor to PAWN SHOP CHRONICLES starring Paul Walker. They also lent their Newtonian approach to the dark comedy LIFE OF CRIME starring Jennifer Aniston, and the action/thriller THE PRINCE starring Bruce Willis and John Cusack. Their most recent project was the Universal Pictures’ Oct. 2016 horror film, OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL which was their fourth film collaboration with director Flanagan

Watch THE BYE BYE MAN Trailer:

Upcoming projects for The Newton Brothers include Terry Nemeroff’s THE KNIFE THROWER, Brandon Nutt’s THE KIMBERLITE PROCESS, Gerald Rascionato’s CAGE DRIVE, and Mike Flanagan’s GERALD’S GAME, which will be released by Netflix later this year.

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– Via Costa Communications/Jan 9, 2017

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