I was really in the mood for a truly scary horror film; one where I would be sitting on the edge of my seat nervously biting my nails in anticipation of the next big jolt of terror.
Three college students, Elliot (Douglas Smith) and John (Lucien Laviscount) who were childhood friends, and Elliot’s girlfriend Sasha (Cressida Bonas), rent a creepy old house off campus. Yes, a murder had been committed in this house many years before.
In the drawer of a night table stored in the basement, they discover a paper with writing that repeats the words (around the entire page) “Don’t Say it; Don’t Think It”. Hidden beneath the paper is a scratched-out drawing of “IT” – The Bye Bye Man. With the power of this evil now released, the three friends must combat extreme paranoia and vivid hallucinations (or realities?)
Based on the book The Bridge to Body Island by Robert Damon Schneck, with an appearance by the great Faye Dunaway as the widow of the journalist who covered the original murder and was himself overtaken by The Bye Bye Man, this movie had some great special effects, but it was not the hair-raising, thrill-packed screamer I was really in the mood for.