Screen Gems has released the first trailer and poster for the upcoming Slender Man horror movie. The legend of Slender Man has been around for some time and I'm surprised it took so long to get a feature film made. The movie was directed by Sylvain White (Stomp The Yard, The Losers) and it actually looks like it could be pretty creepy! Since I have a fascination with these kinds of urban legends, I'm kinda looking forward to checking this out.
For those of you not familiar with the legend, the character came from a Photoshop challenge on the Something Awful forums. The challenge tasked users to take boring or dull photos and add a nightmarish element too them. The Slender Man idea came from the mind of Eric Knudsen a.k.a. "Victor Surge," who posted a couple photos of children with a tall suited figure standing in the background. Then the whole thing just exploded online with people claiming to have had experiences involving Slender Man when they were kids. It escalated into a couple young girls actually trying to kill someone a few years ago as a sacrifice to Slender Man. The events of the stabbing were told in the documentary Beware the Slenderman.
As far as this new movie, the story seems to center around the mysterious disappearance of a young girl and a few kids that go little nuts. Obviously the Slender Man is the cause of it all.
The movie stars Jaz Sinclair (Paper Towns), Joey King (The Conjuring and Wish Upon), Julia Goldani Telles (Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life), Annalise Basso (Ouija: Origin of Evil) and Alex Fitzalan. Watch the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Slender Man lands in theaters May 18, 2018.