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The Bye Bye Man (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 13 January 2017 (USA)
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Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind unspeakable acts.

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Stacy Title

Writers:

Jonathan Penner (screenplay by), Robert Damon Schneck (based on "The Bridge to Body Island" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Smith ... Elliot
Lucien Laviscount ... John
Cressida Bonas ... Sasha
Doug Jones ... The Bye Bye Man
Michael Trucco ... Virgil
Jenna Kanell ... Kim
Erica Tremblay ... Alice
Marisa Echeverria ... Trina
Cleo King ... Mrs. Watkins
Faye Dunaway ... Widow Redmon
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Detective Shaw
Leigh Whannell ... Larry Redmon
Keelin Woodell ... Young Mrs. Redmon
Lara Knox Lara Knox ... Jane
Jonathan Penner ... Mr. Daizy
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Storyline

When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover its name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man's existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate. Written by STX Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror, horror violence, bloody images, sexual content, thematic elements, partial nudity, some language and teen drinking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nunca Digas Su Nombre See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,501,349, 15 January 2017

Gross USA:

$22,395,806

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,667,197
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The story on which the film is based, "The Bridge to Body Island," has a much more complex mythology for the Bye Bye Man: He was an albino born in New Orleans in 1912 who ran away as a child and became a derelict who lived in a train yard. After going blind he began murdering people and cutting out their eyes and tongues, which he sewed together and brought to life using voodoo. The resultant creature became the Bye Bye Man's literal seeing-eye dog, helping him hunt his prey. Several elements from the story- notably the dog and the motif of trains-- were retained for the movie, though their purpose is left more elliptical. See more »

Goofs

When the group first visits the old house and enters the basement there's a light bulb flickering. When you look closer you can see that it's a new model without the old wire type which used to cause the disconnection and therefore the flickering. Which means the flickering light you see is fake. See more »

Quotes

Detective Shaw: What happened ? You're gonna tell me, you know what?
Elliot: Please don't make me say it. Don't say it, don't think it. If I tell you about him, you and your kids... You're all dead. I'm afraid of putting this into your head.
Detective Shaw: Tell me.
Elliot: The Bye Bye Man...
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Alternate Versions

An unrated cut was released on home video in April of 2017. It is 99 minutes long compared to the original cut of 96 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Blair Witch (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can Save You
Performed by The Newton Brothers
(P) 2017 STX Recordings, LLC., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment
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Not much of an horror i'd say a thriller
7 March 2017 | by ashley19872011See all my reviews

I have wanted to watch this for ages and I wish I didn't... I didn't go with high expectations after reading the reviews & it's a good job I didn't have high expectations. The acting was bad I didn't get the 'Horror' vibe from no where in the film it felt more like a thriller to me with a creepy hooded guy & his dog coming into it now and again


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