Posted on Friday, April 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
It may be hard to imagine now, what with spring just barely starting to creep in across much of the country, but there will come a time in the not-too-distant future when you’re sweltering in the summer heat. When that day comes, you might welcome some spine-tingling chills to turn the blood in your veins to ice. And when you’re looking for something to do just that, The Bye Bye Man hopes you’ll give it a spin.
Directed by Stacy Title, the horror-thriller centers on a group of college kids who come across the “Bye Bye Man,” a mysterious and malevolent force. It turns out this monster has a nasty habit of possessing people and committing unspeakable atrocities. Oh, and he’s played by the wonderful Doug Jones, which makes him seem more interesting already. Watch the Bye Bye Man trailer after the jump.
The film’s mostly flown under the radar til now, and the first trailer is… not terribly promising. The first 30 seconds play like some kind of cheesy true-crime reenactment on a low-budget TV show, and the rest of it is a collection of vaguely creepy scenes that could have been copy-and-pasted in from any number of other horror movies. But the idea of the Bye Bye Man is an interesting one (and again, he’s played by Doug Jones) so hopefully the film itself has some more original thrills to offer.
The Bye Bye Man is in theaters June 3, 2016. In addition to Jones, the eclectic cast includes Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway, Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas, and Lucien Laviscount.
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