By Clark Collis
December 14, 2016 at 10:54 PM EST

In new horror film The Bye Bye Man, three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the titular character and discover there is only one way to avoid his curse: don’t think it, don’t say it.

But that, it turns out, is much, much, much easier said than done!

Directed by Stacy Title (Hood of Horror), The Bye Bye Man stars Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, and Doug Jones, with Carrie-Anne Moss and Faye Dunaway. The film is released Jan. 13.

Watch the exclusive trailer for The Bye Bye Man, above.