Gradebook: The Bye Bye Man
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Mark Krawczyk: The Bye Bye Man (6/10)
Not great cinema by any means but there are some good moments. I especially liked it was a reaper story and the design and mythology of the Bye Bye Man was cool. There is some decent cinematography in here as well. The director did her best with what she was given. The dialog though is poor and the acting by the three principle characters was rough. This was the first feature for Cressida Bonas who plays Sasha and it really shows. I think this film would have fared far better going Direct to V.O.D. because when it goes direct to video, the audience is a bit more forgiving. Again this is by no means a great horror film BUT at the same time there are really are far more horrible films that have been wide released in the horror Genre.
Scott Menzel: The Bye Bye Man (6/10)
Stacy Title and her husband Jonathan Penner work together once again to bring us The Bye Bye Man. This modern day boogeyman film is entertaining and fun but definitely leaves you wanting more. I found the idea of the Bye Bye Man to be interesting and loved the film when it was focused on the origins of the title character. Where the film hits a roadblock, however, is where it decides to focus on the three lead teenagers. The performances are rather weak therefore making them more distracting than fun. There are some great moments throughout the film but this is no Conjuring 2 or Lights Out. While I would never label this as a bad horror film, I would say that it is one that could have been great, if better fleshed out. As it is, it’s an entertaining concept turned into a mediocre film.
Daniel Rester: The Bye Bye Man (2/10)
The Bye Bye Man is one of my favorite types of movies: the so bad it’s hilarious kind. The core concept of the title character — as well as his look — is interesting and one scene in the film in an interrogation room setting actually works decently. But that’s all. The rest of the film is filled with nonsensical plotting, stupid characters, poor acting, bland dialogue, horrible CGI, and unintentionally funny death scenes. Apparently the film used to have more to it before the studio hacked it up from an R rating to a PG-13 one, which does sound unfortunate. As is, though, The Bye Bye Man is a mess of a horror film that had me howling with laughter at certain moments.
Average We Live Film Gradebook Score for The Bye Bye Man: 4.7/10
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