The Bye Bye Man (2017)
Stacy Title, director of a wonderful little movie from the mid 90’s called The Last Supper
This is another that wasn’t on my radar at all until I saw it in Target. I wasn’t willing to drop 20 bucks on an unproven movie (I’m usually not) so REDBOX it is.
A pretty decent, if not entirely original concept, and for the most part it works well. Nothing ever really comes together as far as the plot. The entire story of the Bye Bye man is given to you pretty early and that plot remains the same throughout. He is pretty creepy overall, but more so when he is in the shadows.
I wanted to like it more because I think the potential was really there, it just never congealed into a truly frightening idea. I think the writer should have let this simmer in the pot a little longer to find more of a purpose to it. Perhaps if the Bye Bye Man was responsible for major killing sprees in history. Show how he was responsible for mass shootings or something like that. It might turn out to be goofy, and I don’t always want more explanation in my horror – in fact, I usually want less – this one just seems like it needed something.
And now I have rambled because I don’t know what that something is. Go back and edit it Casey.
Fuck off, Conscience.
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