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The Bye Bye Man (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: The Bye Bye Man
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Directed By: Stacy Title
Starring: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas
About: Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind unspeakable acts.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGdOnCiQRpQ

My Review:
Feeling like watching a horror movie and seeing that The Bye Bye Man was on Netflix which is one I have never seen before I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity. Although I did like this I did have a couple of problems with it however.

I thought that the foreshadowing at the very beginning of the film to the man killing everyone who knew about the Bye Bye Man was good at showing how no-one should know about it and how it can kill you by knowing which comes back later in the movie with the new people who know about him. I also thought that the story of this movie throughout was rather well done and made me glued to the screen making me wonder what was going to happen next and even made me jump numerous times. Having the hallucinations about the Bye Bye Man also showed how he gets inside people to make them kill for him and how he ends up killing people who are thinking or talking about him. This did make it rather interesting to me and kept me wondering how the movie would progress and if the teenagers would be able to beat him. I did enjoy that the movie ended with one of the teenagers still alive as well and telling the name of the him to a cop which means that there should be a second movie coming out in which I hope it delves deeper into the character of The Bye Bye Man as it hasn't shown how he came about.

This movie however I feel needed a little more on the character of The Bye Bye Man as he stays as a mystery all the way through the movie except that he works on the fear of those who have said and think his name. I also wish that they did more explanation on why he drops golden coins before he arrives as this did confuse me a little. With the desk also shown at the end of the movie being outside of the house and not destroyed did make me wonder how it was moved and how it is still intact if the villain of the movie only works on fear.

Overall, this was a good horror movie however I feel that it left a little too many questions which I do hope that they approach with a second movie as it left a lot unanswered. I would recommend this film to those who like horrors with jump scares and more about the power of fear. I would watch this movie again.

My Rating: 3/5 

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