Check out this new spooky trailer for the upcoming Slender Man horror film. After the first trailer was released it received negative reviews because the legend caused two young girls to try and kill someone in real life. The legend has been around for a while and it’s not as famous now as it used to be, but Screen Gems is moving forward with the release and they are certainly hoping to make it a big deal.
If you don’t know 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.
Slender Man was directed by Sylvain White (The Losers) and it is quite creepy. I’ve always had an attraction to these kinds of urban legends, So I am all in to watch this movie when it hit the theaters.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
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 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.
The movie lands in theaters August 10th, 2018. Check out the trailer below.