The Bye Bye Man (2017)
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.
This movie is magnificent!
After playing with our expectations, this turns out to be a very different sort of film.
The joyful confection is coated in a sparkly gloss, bright enough to gleam from the darkest, most cynical corners.
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
If ir had been marketed as an horror comedy I'd have given it a 10/10... specially after the scenes in the library and of him singing in the car...it was supposedly a serious horror movie though.
This movie wishes to use the ethos of an urban legend style horror story (e.g. "Candyman"), but is only used as a vehicle for jump scares. The acting is sub-par, every character is a cookie cutter stereotype seen in every teen horror film from the 1980s onward, but poorly executed. The story is dead on arrival, with an antagonist without any set mode of operation, and without any motive or payoff. All we know about the character of "The Bye-Bye Man" is the repeated ad nauseum mantra "Don't think it, Don't say it," but that's it. Apparently, it leads to your death, and the only way to get rid of him is to remove any mention of him anywhere. However, the only people who die are killed by other characters trying to remove any trace of the supposed villain. And in the end, when the villain actually has a chance to deliver some form of payoff... He does nothing. Nothing in this film is engaging. The colors are muted, the camera work is sloppy, the special effects are not effective. But on top of it all, it's not fun. I love movies that are so bad they cross the threshold into good souly based on how much fun they are to watch. This movie doesn't even dip a toe in the waters of fun. It's all regurgitated cliches from better horror movies, and all done lazily. If there was a movie specifically made to make a paycheck, this would be it.
This movie sucks. Every scene in this movie makes me want to walk on 1 million legos. I hate this movie with a passion. The 4.1 review on imbd (as of me writing this) is way to high. There is only one sorta of good scene in the movie, and by that I mean the acting is talarable, the scene itself still makes no sense, don't watch this movie.
I think this movie was well done it's not your typical horror but it did have its scary parts and kept me interested