THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

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#6 THE BYE BYE MAN (2017)







The dogs of January are upon us. And #6 is The Bye Bye Man, a horror film with a silly title that drew laughs at inappropriate times. Y'see, these three Wisconsin college students move into an old creepy house and soon discover the legend of -- well, maybe I'd better not tempt fate and type that name again. They find his name written in a nightstand in the house. If you say the name of the Farewell Fella, he will make you do unspeakable things and you will see things that are not there and not see things that are there. Sounds a little like Candyman, doncha think? There are two genuine jump scares in The Sayonara Guy (I don't wanna repeat his name JUST in case) but it's a tad slow and everything here you've seen in SO many other horror movies. I, for one, thanks to this movie, will probably throw out all of our nightstands JUST in case. Oh and Faye Dunaway pops up for a cameo as the widow of the man who originally discovered the So Long Gentleman. She handles her half-dozen lines well but poor Faye has overdone it on the Botox - she looks like she's wearing a mask! Or maybe that's the work of the See You Later Alligator Person!! Carrie-Anne Moss is good as a caring detective but the great Doug Jones, who's inhabited so many great screen characters, has very little to do here as he essays the silent Aloha Male. So maybe on a slow night you might rent this. Hey - better idea - you should rent Candyman instead!! Don't think it, don't say it, don't watch it!

TLA one-word review: laughable

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