Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind unspeakable acts.

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Stacy Title

Writers:

Jonathan Penner (screenplay by), Robert Damon Schneck (based on "The Bridge to Body Island" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Smith ... Elliot
Lucien Laviscount ... John
Cressida Bonas ... Sasha
Doug Jones ... The Bye Bye Man
Michael Trucco ... Virgil
Jenna Kanell ... Kim
Erica Tremblay ... Alice
Marisa Echeverria ... Trina
Cleo King ... Mrs. Watkins
Faye Dunaway ... Widow Redmon
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Detective Shaw
Leigh Whannell ... Larry Redmon
Keelin Woodell ... Young Mrs. Redmon
Lara Knox Lara Knox ... Jane
Jonathan Penner ... Mr. Daizy
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Storyline

When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover its name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man's existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate. Written by STX Entertainment

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The evil behind the most unspeakable acts has a name See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror, horror violence, bloody images, sexual content, thematic elements, partial nudity, some language and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Doug Jones who plays The Bye Bye Man is accomplished character actor. His other work includes the Ice Cream Man in Legion, Abe Sapien in Hellboy, Cochise in Falling Skies and most recently as Saru in Star Trek Discovery. See more »

Goofs

When the group first visits the old house and enters the basement there's a light bulb flickering. When you look closer you can see that it's a new model without the old wire type which used to cause the disconnection and therefore the flickering. Which means the flickering light you see is fake. See more »

Quotes

Elliot: Don't say it, don't think it. Don't say it, don't think it. Don't say it, don't think it.
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Alternate Versions

The US theatrical release was cut in order to receive a PG-13 classification (the film was originally rated R). The filmmakers cut stronger moments of horror violence and gore from the film. This footage was later restored in the Unrated Cut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Stephen King's It (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Bye Bye Love
Written by Boudleaux Bryant & Felice Bryant
Performed by The Newton Brothers & Randy Cooke
Recorded and Produced by The Newton Brothers
Mixed by Michael "Don Miguel" Chaves
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Don't pay it, don't watch it
11 January 2017 | by jwpautomotiveSee all my reviews

A few friends and I had the pleasure of screening this movie yesterday and my summary title of the review is kind of the first thing that was said as we walked out of the screening. Don't pay it, don't see it. It was more comical than scary in my opinion, I think the movie could have gone a handful of better directions to actually be considered a horror movie. The CGI dog was pretty bad. The premise was good, but really didn't go anywhere. I wanted to like it but I expected horror, not finding ourselves laughing among ourselves. The acting was OK, seemed forced in some areas. I did like to see another movie filmed in Cleveland.


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Country:

USA | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bye Bye Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,501,349, 15 January 2017

Gross USA:

$22,395,806

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,874,280
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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