Steve Pulaski reviews “The Bye Bye Man” and “Monster Trucks” for Infux Magazine and YouTube

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“THE BYE BYE MAN”

Given its premise, its time-of-release, and its mostly familiar blend of tropes, it’s surprising to say that The Bye Bye Man is as competent of a horror film as it is. A teenage thriller that finds itself somewhere at a crossroads between the Final Destination franchise with a dash of Ring/Paranormal Activity-narrative twists that find themselves more developed, the film winds up stretching its concept further than most of its like-minded predecessors, or at least those not arrested into a franchise.

“MONSTER TRUCKS”

In a year that looks to be remarkably weak for family films (such gems as Despicable Me 3 and The Emoji Movie are just a few months away from hitting theaters) and coming off of a year where the best and brightest films of the genre made us think and feel, Monster Trucks reminds us to have fun at just the right time. Fueled by an energetic premise and humor that may not be smart but is definitely not insultingly stupid, it’s high-octane and pleasantly hectic as any film of this bygone genre should be.

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