Back in the ’90s, the craze for urban legend horror movies was at the top of the slasher films. The likes of I Know What You Did Last Summer, Candyman, and even the more direct Urban Legend made audiences shiver as their campfire tales were being brought to life on the big screen.
Eventually, like all horror movies, the subgenre became played out. The material that once scared teens was no longer a terrifying subject. And now, in 2017, horror fans get another urban legend tale. The Bye Bye Man may hope to recapture all that ’90s glory, but it only further proves that the subgenre is dead, with slim chances of getting resurrected.