A New Release Review with Supernatural Honey Kim
The Bye Bye Man (2017)
The Bye Bye Man (2017)
I feel compelled to preface this review with a confession: I’ve been making fun of the title of this movie pretty much from the first moment I heard about it. Honestly, could there be a less scary name for a villain? The “Bye Bye Man” sounds like something my nephew would say. And he’s a toddler. What shows up in his diaper scares me more than the idea of a “Bye Bye Man."
The Bye Bye Man is directed by Stacy Title and stars Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas and Lucien Lavicount as three college students who move into an old, off-campus house. Despite the fact that the house seems to be majorly creepy and furnished with items that even Ed Gein would have questioned, the roommates decide that the best way to end their housewarming party and break in said house is to hold a séance! Yeaaaah. The terrible judgment that these characters display makes it difficult to feel sorry for them at all. Almost immediately, the weird crap that starts happening leads Douglas Smith’s character, Elliot, to start looking into the history of the place.
|This is how I started to feel the longer the movie went on.|
Don't say it. Don't think it.
|Apparently this is what it looks like when a dog eats your face.|
Flaws aside, there were a few fun surprises in the cast. Faye Dunaway makes an appearance as the widow of one of the Bye Bye Man’s victims in the early years. I can’t imagine that this was the highlight of her career, but roles for women of a certain age are not abundant. Despite the mediocrity happening around him, Doug Jones remains, as always, a master at what he does. Even in hellish makeup and accompanied by a monstrous dog that likes to eat the faces of the dead, you can’t help but want to give Doug Jones a hug.
|Come on Doug Jones, you look like you need a hug.|
Is The Bye Bye Man the worst movie I’ve ever seen? No. Is it worth spending money on? No. It is worth having on in the background while you do something else, but wait until it’s streaming for free somewhere.
Supernatural Honey Rating: 2 unnecessary coins out of 5
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