THE BYE BYE MAN
The movie opens in 1969, as a man keeps muttering to himself "Don't say it, don't think it" while walking from house to house with a shotgun, asking people if they told anyone the name. Then he shoots them.
After their psychically sensitive friend Kim (Jenna Kanell) has a seance with the three main characters, Elliot mentions the name "the Bye Bye Man" -- and things get really bad. All the main characters start hearing or seeing things -- sometimes driving the people to kill themselves. Some characters who heard the name "the Bye Bye Man" kill others they might have told it to, then themselves. And Elliot's research suggests that the more "the Bye Bye Man" is said or thought, the stronger he becomes. Elliot also starts having visions of a cloaked figure, sometimes with a large dog-like creature covered in blood...
I was the only person in the theater showing The Bye Bye Man, and the people who skipped it were luckier than I was. This may well be the worst movie of the year -- and it's only January!
Overall grade: F
Reviewed by James Lynch