The Bye Bye Man Reviews

January 19, 2017
The script teems with horror clichs (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.
January 14, 2017
Maybe all will be explained in the sequel. If so, your writer is happy to remain uneducated.
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
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.
January 13, 2017
It keeps you guessing, if only to find out, "uh, is that all there is?"
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
This horror movie has a hook that's sharper than it sounds.
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
There may be worse horror films than The Bye Bye Man this year, but there will be none that shows more contempt for its intended audience.
January 12, 2017
The derivative work doesn't deliver scares so much as a few starts, all while ripping off such genre classics as "Candyman" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
January 12, 2017
Often involving, although not quite entirely satisfying.
January 12, 2017
What we're left with are a few PG-13 murders, uninspired performances, some not-so-scary urban legends and a couple of actresses who must be wondering how they got here.
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
"Don't think it," warn the ads. "Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it." Here's another one: Don't see it.
January 12, 2017
Succumbs to the usual genre pitfalls: loud and empty shocks, monotony, and talk-explain-talk-explain scenes that drain the movie of any ghoulish mystery it might have held.
January 12, 2017
Probably best seen with a rowdy theater reacting every time the spirit's name is uttered.
January 12, 2017
The concept is derivative of about a dozen other movies and their sequels.