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SLENDERMAN FINALLY HITS THE BIG SCREEN
Sony Pictures originally announced a SlenderMan film back in May of 2016, years after the monster became a viral sensation with various video games, Creepypastas and hoaxes everywhere. Now the film finally gets a movie poster and a trailer.
The trailer showcases a different take on the SlenderMan than the one of lore with Slender not only willing to kidnap children, but also able to influence them. Slender’s ability to influence people has also been extended to high school aged teenagers, rather than small children as the lore originally stated.
Of course, Slender’s ability to influence teenagers may be a call back to the infamous case of two 12-year-old girls stabbing their classmate 19 times in Wisconsin from June of 2014. According to the girls, SlenderMan told them to attack their friend and was able to read their murderous thoughts.
SlenderMan has been addressed in media before, however, this will be the first feature film inspired by the legend. In the film four teenage girls (Joey King, Julia Goldani-Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso) will try to disprove the existence of SlenderMan (played by Javier Botet). Apparently, just acknowledging Slender’s existence is enough to make you vulnerable to his attacks. This seems like a nice call back to Freddy Krueger, where the fear of Freddy allows him to gain access to his victims.
The film will be released on May 18th. You can check out the trailer below: