- 03 Jan 18
Based on some eerie internet folklore, Slender Man will hit screens in the US this May.
Originally announced back in May 2016, the film is set for release nearly four years after two separate incidents of people committing chilling acts of violence and claiming that the famous creepypasta meme made them do it.
The first incident occured in June 2014, when two 12-year-old girls stabbed a close friend in a Wisconsin forest and left her for her dead. The second incident involved a 13-year-old girl in Ohio who attacked her mother with a knife. Both events sparked controversy around the internet’s affects on still-developing brains and how it might warp reality, and have since become watershed moment in internet culture.
The plot summary for Slenderman states simply: “following recent disappearances, a group of girls venture into the cause of these incidents.” Slender Man stars Spanish actor Javier Botet (IT) as “The Slenderman,” as well as Paper Towns’ Jaz Sinclair, The Conjuring’s Joey King, The Affair’s Julia Goldani Telles, and Oculus’ Annalise Basso as the girls who go up against him.
Watch the trailer here: