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Trailer: Slender Man

The spooky internet meme gets the Hollywood treatment.



The internet sensation which inspired a real-life murder, gets a silver screen makeover.

When you’re onto a good idea, you run with it… right?

Unless you’re across internet folklore, the basis of Slender Man may be viewed as another Blair Witch-esque type history, just without the shaky camerawork. But the background of Slender Man comes from the well-established internets of the Something Awful entertainment site since 2009 as a photoshop contest.

A make-believe supernatural character who is unnaturally tall, thin, and has minimal face and head features, wearing a black suit, appears to haunt and stalk his prey. Though what makes the creepy monster… creepy… is that the appearance of Slender Man is through photoshopped appearances in archived photographs of children in various locations (such as a park), with Slender Man discreetly hovering in the background. The urban legend is that his kidnaps people – mainly children – with intent to kill.

The Slender Man urban legend stories had become so convincing for some, it unfortunately triggered a real-life murder attempt in 2014, as well as an eye-opening HBO documentary in 2016.

However, this film is taking a different, fictitious direction.

In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of SLENDER MAN. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.

Slender Man – out in cinemas Thursday May 17, 2018 – official site.

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