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‘The Bye Bye Man’ will release digitally in April

Don't think it, don't say it

Universal has set a home box-office release date for the horror-thriller “The Bye Bye Man,” which was directed by Stacy Title. The film released back in January, but you will only have to wait a few more weeks to stream it. STX Entertainment (Bad Moms, The Boy) introduced a new villain in “The Bye Bye Man,” and he is coming to haunt your house on Digital HD starting on April 11, 2017. The film will also release on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand services on April 25, 2017. The film will be released through Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film stars Doug Smith (Ouija), Lucien Laviscount (“Scream Queens”), Cressida Bonas (“Doctor Thorne”), Jenna Kanell (“The Vampire Diaries”), Carrie Anne Moss (The Matrix), Faye Dunaway (The Thomas Crown Affair), Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth) and Michael Trucco (“Battlestar Glactica”). The Bye Bye Man introduces a psychological force of evil who grows in power every time you think of his name or say it out loud. The film will release in all-new ‘unrated version,’ which includes never-before-seen footage. You can pre-order the Blu-Ray or DVD version through authorized retailers like Amazon.com, or stream it early in April.

The thriller comes from the same producer of “Oculus,” in the film three college friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man and they discover that there is only one way to avoid his curse: don’t think it, don’t say it. The studio teased the horrific powers of The Bye Bye Man stating, “But once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control”. In the film the spirit makes you see and do unspeakable acts, and none of it turns out well for our college buddies.

The horror thriller opened in January, debuting against an already crowded box-office. The film opened to fourth-place overall on the domestic-charts, behind “La La Land,” “Sing” and “Hidden Figures”. While in theaters, “The Bye Bye Man” did manage to make gross over $22M domestically, the film went on to make $24M worldwide.

Universal will also release “Incarnate” this spring, another horror-thriller. — When a young boy shows terrifying signs of demonic possession, an exorcist is called upon to face the evil that lives within. That film is already available on Digital HD, and will release on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on March 7, 2017.

Directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island), produced by Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge), and starring Aaron Eckhart (Sully, Bleed For This, The Dark Knight) as Dr. Seth Ember, Incarnate confronts unspeakable terror to save a family from the vicious demon that has invaded their lives.

Aaron Eckhart and Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”) star in the film, the story picks up when an 11-year-old boy (David Mazouz, “Gotham”) becomes possessed by an evil spirit, an unconventional exorcist, Dr. Seth Ember, who uses science instead of religion to tap into the mind of the possessed to remove the demon from their subconscious, is called upon by the Vatican to expel the malevolent spirit. The studio teases the film stating, “When Ember enters the mind of the boy to attack the vengeful demon, he finds himself facing the battle of his life and the horrors of his own past.”