The Bye Bye Man Reviews

August 10, 2017
There's an art to being bad. The Bye Bye Man hasn't studied that art - but it's good enough to get you going.
May 5, 2017
A waste of time that, given its end, and taking into account its economic results, it's very likely to have a continuation. [Full review in Spanish]
February 21, 2017
This shocker carries -- perhaps inevitably, post-11/8/16 -- a definite political pertinency: The hoodie-cloaked title entity owes his power to the repetition of his name (i.e., publicity) and to the fear that oppresses those obsessed with him.
January 15, 2017
Come for the creepy atmosphere and stay for Doug Jones, but viewers not expecting too much more will get their matine money's worth.
January 13, 2017
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.
January 13, 2017
Three teens try to outsmart the bogeyman in this formulaic but well-executed fright flick.
January 13, 2017
You will find yourself shuddering at the slam of every door and screaming at every sight of a corpse-pale face and gnarled hand.
January 12, 2017
Despite any titular trepidation, there is fun to be had and even some cultural relevancy if you decide to say hi to The Bye Bye Man.
January 12, 2017
A vividly mounted, dread-inducing horror film done right. It's a pleasure when filmmakers trust their audience and know how to weave a jittery spell without forcing a cavalcade of forced shock tactics on them.
January 12, 2017
This horror movie has a hook that's sharper than it sounds.
January 12, 2017
Never less than diverting, especially in these long weeks when a solid PG-13 horror movie offers the best thrills around, The Bye Bye Man's most inspired moments make great use of its creepy location.
January 12, 2017
The husband and wife team of director Stacy Title and screenwriter Jonathan Penner don't break any rules, but they still manage to deliver an effective genre effort.
January 12, 2017
Like a less ambitious "Candyman," stripped of its pretensions towards social commentary, its iconic bee imagery and definitely its Philip Glass score. That's no knock.
January 12, 2017
Often involving, although not quite entirely satisfying.
January 12, 2017
Even when it seems to be making things up as it goes along, its slapdash hallucinatory quality is a token gesture toward placing you inside the characters' heads.
January 12, 2017
Probably best seen with a rowdy theater reacting every time the spirit's name is uttered.