• The Bye Bye Man (2017)

The Bye Bye Man

Release Date: January 13th, 2017

DVD Release Date: April 11th, 2017

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

People commit unthinkable acts every day. Time and again, we grapple to understand what drives a person to do such terrible things. But what if all of the questions we're asking are wrong? What if the cause of all evil is not a matter of what, but who? When three college friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, they discover that there is only one way to avoid his curse: don't think it, don't say it. But once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control.

Cast: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones, Michael Trucco, Jenna Kanell, Erica Tremblay, Marisa Echeverria

Director: Stacy Title

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Intrepid Pictures, Los Angeles Media Fund, Huayi Brothers

Distributors: STX Entertainment

Keywords: Escape, House, Police station, Pursuit, Police officer, Friend, 2010s, Bar, Death, Car, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Justin LoweThe Hollywood Reporter

    Title deploys a fairly effective range of horror techniques, including jump scares, misdirection and some oddly unattractive VFX to ratchet up the tension, although gore is at a minimum. show more

  • 30
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Any hopes of smart social commentary or unsettling psychological underpinnings are quickly shattered by a clichéd screenplay and amateurish performances. show more

  • 30
    Robert AbeleTheWrap

    Title’s command of the material is haphazard, her direction not artful enough to know when expository clunkiness is undercutting the chance to dig into the meat of personalities in deterioration. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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