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The evil behind the most unspeakable acts has a name
Directed By
Stacy Title
Produced By
Simon Horsman
Trevor Macy
Jeffrey Soros
Seth William Meier
Melinda Nishioka
Written By
Jonathan Penner
Edited By
Ken Blackwell
James Kniest
Music By
The Newton Brothers
Huayi Brothers Pictures
Intrepid Pictures
Los Angeles Media Fund
Distributed By
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Release Date
January 13, 2017
96 minutes
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$7.4 million
$24 million

The Bye Bye Man is a 2017 supernatural horror film directed by Stacy Title and written by Jonathan Penner, based on the chapter "The Bridge to Body Island" in Robert Damon Schneck's book The President's Vampire. It stars Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones, Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway and Jenna Kanell.

Plot[edit | edit source]

When three college students (Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas) move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man (Doug Jonas), 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.

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Critical response[edit | edit source]

The Bye Bye Man received generally negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 24%, based on 58 reviews, with an average rating of 3.5/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "The Bye Bye Man clumsily mashes together elements from better horror films, adding up to a derivative effort as short on originality as it is on narrative coherency or satisfying scares." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 37 out of 100 based on 22 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C" on an A+ to F scale.

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