‘It Stains The Sands Red’ Review

Without getting too bogged down in the machinations of the plot of It Stains The Sands Red, the film’s idea for a fresh take on the zombie subgenre is to localise the epidemic to just one of the undead, and his one victim.

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‘The Bye Bye Man’ Review

The Bye Bye Man opens intriguingly enough. In a flashback to 1968, an as-yet-unidentified man (Leigh Whannell) kills a number of people in their homes in what appears to be a psychotic episode. Wiping people out as he furiously interrogates them about  whether they’ve said aloud a name they’re apparently forbidden from repeating, it turns out that He Who Shall Not Be Named is the demonic entity  The Bye Bye Man. We don’t know it yet, but this is our first glimpse into the film’s bizarre central conceit, which from here on out is at best non-threateningly daft, and at worst a narrative and logical black hole.

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