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The Bye Bye Man (2017)

The Bye Bye Man (2017)

Country:  USA

Director:  Stacy Title

Main Stars:  Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Jenna Kanell, Marisa Echeverria, Cleo King

Storyline:  Some young friends learn and unleash a nightmare horror and learn about the false visions they are witnessing.

Review (Spoils): Three friends moving into a Campus house, mess around with the occult, and unleash a nightmare horror known as the By Bye Man. The story goes that the Bye Bye Man will kill and haunt whoever learns his true name. The friends work together trying to keep the boogie safe and the friends safe.  As people learn, about the secret they start to see visions, the Bye Bye Man, and his nightmare dog (something from Hellraiser) come to visit them.

OK this film is a mess on a number ways. I could not relate with the young characters at all and really could not care less if they were killed.  Sure, we have visions and are not sure what is real and what is not. Some of the scenes were interesting like the one with the sex scene and the train scene but the special effects are somewhat lacking on budget. The main villain I just could not get into as he looks like something from Harry Potter and the dog was just dumb. The film has creepy parts but most the film I was just bored. Some blood, lame CGI, train smash, some bats and stabs, gunshots, some doggie style sex and some silly looking bad guys. But the storyline was lame and the acting was sub par. There just was not enough excitement to keep me glued to the screen. I was expecting a fun new bad guy instead I got some teenage crap.

Rating:  I could not care this villain if he returned. The film is so focused on young people and silly drama that the horror got lost. Like stated above some of the vision scenes were fun and the back story of the dude shooting up everyone was also entertaining but way too much talking for a horror film. Thank god for Jenna Kanell to keep me glued to the screen for a little bitI say don’t say the Name of this film!

4/10 Beers!

Yacker

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Stage Fright (2014)

Stage Fright (2014)

Country:  Canada

Director: Jerome Sable

Main Stars: Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie Macdonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz, Melanie Leishaman, Steffi DiDomenicantonio

Storyline:  A group of singers are being cursed by a play production on stage.

mv5bmtu0odewnjq4ml5bml5banbnxkftztgwmdq4otmzmte__v1_ux182_cr00182268_al_Review (Spoils): Remake time again but this time it is one of my sacred favorites and I will try to review this will an open mind. So what do you get when you mix Glee with a horror film you get the Stage Fright remake silly!

This movie starts off with a flashback where we have the beautiful Kylie Swanson (Minnie Driver) being the scarlet of a play and she gets killed off with a nasty bloody slashing and since the play has been cursed. From there was flash the teeny bop future where we have nonstop singing, teen conflict, sexual in your window scenes and a young shy Camilla (Allie Macdonald) trying to be the star her mom once was.

Lots of blood flow in this one and we have some unique kills and to be honest the silly singing made this film very different and fun. This film is exactly what it is suppose to be a bloody fun time. Sure some of the characters are annoying and paper thin but they built the main characters enough to even the film. We have sexy scenes, a madman in a white mask killing everything in a whacked voice, lots of blood, some fun scenes, Meat Loaf as the stage producer, cute Allie Macdonald and Steffi DiDomenicantonio walking around in stockings throughout the film!

Rating: I normally hate remakes but this one was so far off from the classic with the owl mask killer that I took this like a separate film. If you want to see something that is cheezie and fun and a bloody mess than Stage Fright might be for you!

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6/10 Beers!

Yacker

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