Parents' Guide to

The Bye Bye Man

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Laughably terrible horror movie has violence, sex.

Movie PG-13 2017 96 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 2+

My friend Dominic Cummings recommend this.

Big Dom said this move terrified him. Sadly, after watching it I have found it hilariously unterrifying. The only somewhat scary scene is when a... GROWN MAN TAKES OFF HIS SHIRT AND SHOWS HIS NIPPYS. Bloody unbritish. I'll kill the director for resisting the British Empire.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+


i peed myself and it was not worth it. my dog also peed him/herself. in clonclusium this moovie is tRASH. dont care but it was scary and i got nightmares and i am scared. if i couls give it 0 styrs i dewdf woud. AND IT HAS A TRASH NAME WHAT EVEN IS THE “bye bye man” LIKE RLY???? thabk you for taking my thoughts into . thx

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11):
Kids say (26):

Many horror movies are bad, but it's rare to find one that, like The Bye Bye Man, is so bad it's funny. Whether the problem was in the puzzling screenplay or in the production itself, something went dismally, hysterically wrong. The Bye Bye Man starts out deceptively fine, but it quickly evolves into a series of scenes in which characters who sound nothing like actual humans speak and interact with one another. Their conversations are weird, awkward, and often forced, pushing plot information on viewers. (Veteran actors like Faye Dunaway and Carrie-Anne Moss look positively lost in their supporting roles.)

The scary stuff -- borrowed heavily from Candyman, The Ring, Final Destination, and others -- is just as pathetic, despite Doug Jones portraying the title monster. The movie's combination of poor visual effects, shopworn horror techniques, and uninspired makeup make this feel like a castoff from a dusty video shelf. Bad movie fans may enjoy a laugh at the way the characters drive without looking at the road or at some really obvious, bad stereotyping. But most viewers won't even want to say "hello" to The Bye Bye Man.

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