Wasn't really wowed by this. Great technically, but just kinda mediocre on character, plot & emotion- Surprising considering Edgar Wright's other films.
I think I get it... I think I figured this out.
The Bye Bye Man is a Freddy like demon- in that he is powered by fear- If you say (or think) his name you will be haunted by him and driven mad until you kill everyone close to you, spread his word-curse and eventually off yourself.
Once his victim acquires his Bye-Bye-Curse, they end up repeating the phrase "Don't think it, don't say it"- Which begs the question, is…
Hey, I did it! I found a David DeCoteau film I actually like! No shitty racist caricatures (at least from what i saw), Decent characters, crazy giant head alien, fun!
...Which is nice because I bought this movie blind on VHS. The cover with the giant blue colored alien had always caught my eye.
The last part of the movie flounders a bit, clearly DeCoteau either didn't know how to end it or just plain ran out of steam- it's…