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The Bye Bye Man (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 13 January 2017 (USA)
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Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind unspeakable acts.

Director:

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 his 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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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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Country:

USA | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nunca Digas Su Nombre See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,378,000, 13 January 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,377,458, 10 February 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,239,232, 27 January 2017
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| (unrated)

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Previously rated R by the MPAA for "bloody horror violence, language and some sexuality." See more »

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Quadriplegic man moving his feet in the first minutes of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Elliot: No, Kim! There's a train, a real train!
Train Driver: No!
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Alternate Versions

An unrated cut was released on home video in April of 2017. It is 99 minutes long compared to the original cut of 96 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Truth or Dare and A Quiet Place (2018) See more »

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I'm Not Going to Let You Catch It
Performed by The Newton Brothers
(P) 2017 STX Recordings, LLC., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment
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Don't watch it. Don't see it. Don't watch it. Don't see it.
11 October 2017 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

The Bye Bye Man is an evil reaper who haunts those who say his name, plaguing them with visions, feeding off their fear, getting closer and closer until they can bear it no more. So, part Freddy Krueger, part Bloody Mary, part The Babadook, and part Candyman, with that entity from It Follows thrown into the mix for good measure. Clearly, there's very little originality on offer here. This probably wouldn't be such a big issue if director Stacy Title had managed to conjure up lots of effective scares or deliver some gross out gore, but her film is light on fright and strictly PG-13 when it comes to content.

The plot is also very sketchy in terms of exposition: who is the Bye Bye man? Where does he come from? What is his purpose? Why does he hang around with a poorly rendered CGI dog? Is he a metaphor for mental illness or the product of mass hysteria? (or is that expecting too much from a popcorn horror aimed at a teen audience?). Just a few of the questions that the film fails to answer. Perhaps these issues will be dealt with in a sequel, but I won't be in a hurry to find out. I'm happy to say 'bye bye' to The Bye Bye man. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.


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