Bye Bye Man, The : Movie Review

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A long-buried urban legend is awoken nearly fifty years after a bizarre mass-murder/suicide in "The Bye Bye Man," a creepy, creeping horror yarn directed by Stacy Title (1996's excellent indie "The Last Supper") and written by her husband, Jonathan Penner. Based on the short story "The Bridge to Body Island" by Robert Damon Schneck, the film gets plenty of unnerving mileage out of the central conceit of its title and the warning that comes with this hooded reaper's name: "Don't say it, don't think it." The put-upon souls who learn this boogeyman's moniker and wish they hadn't? That would be Buchanan Williams University students Elliot (Douglas Smith) and his girlfriend Sasha (Cressida Bonas) and best friend John (Lucien Laviscount). They have broke free of the campus dorms and just moved into a run-down but spacious country home, fully furnished but coming with a nightstand cursed with the forbidden words. Once they learn them, there's no turning back, their knowledge of this malevolent force breeding a series of deadly psychological games from which there is no easy escape.

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