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
The story on which the film is based, "The Bridge to Body Island," has a much more complex mythology for the Bye Bye Man: He was an albino born in New Orleans in 1912 who ran away as a child and became a derelict who lived in a train yard. After going blind he began murdering people and cutting out their eyes and tongues, which he sewed together and brought to life using voodoo. The resultant creature became the Bye Bye Man's literal seeing-eye dog, helping him hunt his prey. Several elements from the story- notably the dog and the motif of trains-- were retained for the movie, though their purpose is left more elliptical. See more »
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 »
No, Kim! There's a train, a real train!
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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 »
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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