Intrepid Pictures, Los Angeles Media Fund (LAMF),
Doug Jones, Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway, Michael Trucco, Cleo King, Jenna Kanell, Erica Tremblay
Three college kids rent a house out in the woods at a great price to get out of the dorm. But when they find an old end table, they find scrawled in the bottom of the drawer, the words “Don’t Say It, Don’t Think It. Removing the paper in the bottom of the drawer, they find the words “The Bye Bye Man scratched into the wood. They find out that there is an evil entity who can only appear if people think or say his name, and he’s getting closer and closer. He doesn’t kill, but he causes his victims to see horrible visions and dreams which can make them appear insane or cause them to kill themselves. This new horror film is now in theaters.
This film is looking for a little love, so I’m going to give it some. As you must know by now, I am a horror fan, and I am terribly disappointed when a good concept goes bad. This film is getting scathing comments and empty theaters, but I have to admit I kind of enjoyed it. I have seen so many, many knock-off horror films, but this one is a little bit unique, although obviously it does borrow from films like Candyman and Nightmare on Elm Street. But the actors do a pretty decent job, and the film is fast moving and becomes creepy really quick. It has good sound editing, and the house is really scary in itself. No, this isn’t a fantastic movie, but it was solid and pretty scary, so I’m glad I gave it a chance. With a small role for Faye Dunaway, she added a lot to the film in her limited role. The rest of the cast is less well known, although somewhat recognizable from other roles. So it’s easy to throw hate at this movie, and I’ve seen a lot of warnings not to see it, but I am glad I went. It was a bit different and had enough jumps in it to keep me interested throughout. If you’re a horror fan, give this a try, and see if you don’t agree that it’s not really all that bad.
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