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The Bye Bye Man (2017)

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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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Taglines:

Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

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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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Doug Jones, who plays the title character, previously played Slender Man (who has similar abilities) in Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story. 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: 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 »


Soundtracks

Widow Redmon
Performed by The Newton Brothers
(P) 2017 STX Recordings, LLC., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment
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Say bye bye to decent horror films
23 January 2017 | by JontheLobsterLoverSee all my reviews

There are moments when you watch a trailer for a movie and think to yourself "Well, the trailer is pretty bad, but maybe the movie is better." And, sometimes the movie does actually turn out to be better, making you pleasantly surprised. I did not have that feeling as I watched the trailer for the Bye Bye Man. After the trailer ended, there was not one ounce of me that thought "OK, maybe I should give it a shot.".

I watched this movie with my best friend, who also happens to be a horror fan, only because we have literally seen everything else that was out. I personally found three major issues with the movie.

1. The characters: Not one of the characters were particularly likable, so who really cares if any or all of them get hacked to bits? They don't really have any back story. The only one you feel any emotion towards at all is Elliot, and even those moments of emotion are sparse. Of course, he's the only one who has somewhat of a history to him.

2. The acting: To put it simply, the acting is horrendous. It's downright laughable. The writing can only be blamed for so long. It felt more like a high school stage production (and a bad one at that), than an actual movie. The women who played Kim, and Elliot's girlfriend, are by far the worst out of the whole movie, the latter being slightly worse than the former.

3. The worst thing about this movie is there is no mythology about the Bye Bye Man. There is zero backstory into who or what this creature is. All we know is that he is a creepy man with a creepy dog, and that's it. We don't know why he's terrorizing and killing these people, other than the fact that they say his name. WHY?! Where did that lore come from? Even the most psychotic icons of horror have some backstory into why they are that way. This movie offers you none of that.

I wouldn't recommend seeing this movie; I wouldn't recommend renting this movie; I wouldn't even recommend watching this movie for free on Netflix. This is one of the worst horror movies I have ever seen, and I've seen some very bad horror movies.


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