Say hello to the first clip from horror movie The Bye Bye Man

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Dec 12, 2016

A new horror movie from the producers of The Strangers and Oculus will be coming our way to frighten us on a cold winter’s night, and here’s the first clip.

Directed by Stacy Title (The Last Supper) from a screenplay penned by Jonathan Penner, The Bye Bye Man was adapted from the Robert Damon Schneck short story “The Bridge to Body Island.” The STX Entertainment movie stars Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Trucco, Faye Dunaway, Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas, Lucien Laviscount and the one and only Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Star Trek: Discovery) as the Bye Bye Man.

In the clip below, college student Elliot (Douglas Smith) has fished out a nightstand from the basement of an old house to put beside his bed. He quickly discovers the words “don’t say it, don’t think it” written all over the inside of the drawer, with “The Bye Bye Man” carved beneath the scribbled paper. Now, I don’t know about you, but finding that inside my furniture would probably scare the crap out of me at first glance. Then again, I can be a bit of a scaredy-cat.

So, what's The Bye Bye Man about? Think of him (the titular character and the pun wasn't intended) as as a modern take on the Bloody Mary myth that manifests himself when you say his name. Here's the official synopsis:

People commit unthinkable acts every day. Time and again, we grapple to understand what drives a person to do such terrible things. But what if all of the questions we’re asking are wrong? What if the source of all evil is not a matter of what…but who? When three college friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, they discover that there is only one way to avoid his curse: don’t think it, don’t say it. But once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control. Is there a way to survive his possession?

The Bye Bye Man will open in movie theaters on Jan. 13, 2017. 

(via Bloody-Disgusting)