Now Watching: The Bye Bye Man – Movie Review

January 13, 2017     Ro     Movie Reviews

The Bye Bye Man Movie Poster
Genres: Horror
The Bye Bye Man Movie Poster
Rating: 2.75 out of 5

I love horror movies; good ones, bad ones; big budget, low budget, studio or indie. I’m always down to give a flick the chance to scare the ever-loving crap out of me or just leave me with paranoid dreams and conspiracy theories (it’s happened, let’s not discuss it). I’m particularly fond of the boogie man troupe (I don’t know why… blame Clive Barker) and the many ways writers and directors find to bring new interpretations of these folktales to life. I’m also very forgiving of movie titles. Because at the end of the day, it’s all about the scare factor…

The Bye Bye Man is a pretty unique origin story-once you get past the name for its boogie man. It’s actually a pretty freaky and believable concept-in the I believe in scare folktales as fact kind of way-but it settled for standard (poorly plotted) genre tricks to play out its story on screen and that choice seriously short changes the audience.