The Bye Bye Man
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Title: The Bye Bye Man
Directed by: Stacy Title
Written by: Jonathan Penner
Music by: The Newton Brothers
Cinematography: James Kniest
Edited by: Ken Blackwell
Distributed by: Intrepid Pictures
STX Entertainment
Los Angeles Media Fund
Released: January 13th, 2017
Rating: PG-13
Running time: 96m min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $7,400,000 [1]
Gross: $26,667,197 [1]

The Bye Bye Man is an American feature film of the horror genre, with an emphasis on themes of the supernatural thriller subgenre. It was directed by Stacy Title with a screenplay written by Jonathan Penner. The movie was produced by Intrepid Pictures, STX Entertainment, and the Los Angeles Media Fund. It was released theatrically in the United States on January 13th, 2017. The movie stars Douglas Smith as Elliot, with Lucien Laviscount as John, and Cressida Bonas as Sasha, with Doug Jones taking on the role of the film's titular antagonist, the Bye Bye Man.

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  • The tagline for this film is "Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it. Don't think it. Don't say it".
  • There are a total of twenty-three credited cast members in this film.
  • Actor Will F. Moore is credited as Will Moore in this film.
  • Actor Dan Anders is credited as Daniel Anders in this film.
  • This movie was filmed in parts of Berea, Cleveland, and Richmond Heights, Ohio. [2]
  • The Bye Bye Man opened at number 4 in the box office in the week that it was released. It grossed $13,501,349 over its opening weekend. It had a total domestic gross of $22,395,806. [1]
  • At its widest release, The Bye Bye Man was screened in 2,220 theaters. It had been in release a total of five weeks (35 days). [1]
  • The Bye Bye Man, supposedly based on an actual Wisconsin urban legend, was originally conceived as a story called "The Bridge to Body Island" by author Robert Damon Schneck, which was published in the non-fiction book The President's Vampire. [5]
  • According to folklorist Robert Damon Schneck, the legend of the Bye Bye Man began with a blind albino from Louisiana, who was born in the 1920s. He would travel from town to town on a train with his dog-like companion Gloomsinger, which was a creature composed of the eyes and tongues of its victims. The Bye Bye Man carried a "sack of gore", wherein he would place body parts from his victims. As the legend progressed, the Bye Bye Man would hone in on those who spoke its name, selecting them as his next victim. [6]
  • The central setting for this film is Madison, Wisconsin. It takes place primarily in the present day with a cold open that takes place in 1969. The 1969 flashback is also revisted later in the film.
  • Screenwriter Jonathan Penner also makes a cameo appearance in the film as Mister Daizy.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Box Offic Mojo; The Bye Bye Man (2017); Domestic Summary & Total Lifetime Grosses.
  2. 2.0 2.1 IMDB; The Bye Bye Man (2017); Filming & Production.
  3.; The Bye Bye Man (2017); Blu-ray product details.
  4.; The Bye Bye Man (2017); DVD product details.
  5. Skeptical; (Jan. 20th, 2017), Radford, Benjamin. 'The True Story of The Bye Bye Man'.
  6. History vs. Hollywood; Is 'The Bye Bye Man' Based on a True Story?

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1960s | 1969 | Automobile accident | Baseball bat | College | Drinking beer | Female rear nudity | Gunshot victims | Hallucination | Hammer | Immolation | Maggots | Male rear nudity | Psychic | Rifle | Scissors | Séance | Suicide | Train | Wheelchair | Wisconsin

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