The Bye Bye Man (2017)
Critic Consensus: The Bye Bye Man clumsily mashes together elements from better horror films, adding up to a derivative effort as short on originality as it is on narrative coherency or satisfying scares.
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The script teems with horror clichés (scribbled drawings, a creepy kid, the skeptical protagonist looking up the demon's origins on a library computer), and everything from the acting to the makeup to the special effects is atrocious.
Maybe all will be explained in the sequel. If so, your writer is happy to remain uneducated.
It may be that I'm assessing on a curve because it's January. But if you miss the slasher icons of old and have little patience for the reboot attempts they get periodically, it's nice to see at least a worthy attempt to add to that pantheon.
To think that everyone here intended to make a movie this utterly lifeless and banal from the outset is infinitely more frightening than anything presented on screen.
It keeps you guessing, if only to find out, "uh, is that all there is?"
Audience Reviews for The Bye Bye Man
One of the pluses of this haunted house outing is the realization that you would like to see a decent haunted house film made. On the minus side is when you admit to yourself that this isn't it. Nice to see Faye Dunaway and Carrie Anne Moss though.
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What it lacks in originality it makes up for in a few good jumps. But the lack of story and scares leaves you not thinking and not saying anything good about this horror!
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