Sony‘s Screen Gems debuted supernatural horror film, Slender Man trailer.
The movie is a horror adaptation of the famous internet phenomenon, Slender Man lore that was created from the Something Awful forum.
Slender Man Trailer
The film stars Javier Botet as the titular monster alongside Jaz Sinclair, Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, and Annalise Basso.
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 is a fictitious character/creepypasta meme of an abnormally tall, faceless man with long arms who stalks and abducts children. In 2014, an actual attempted murder was carried out in Wisconsin in the name of Slender Man—two 12-year-old girls lured their friend into the woods and tried to stab her to death, claiming to “appease” the fictional entity.
Slenderman created by Something Awful forums user Eric Knudsen (alias “Victor Surge”) as part of a 2009 Photoshop contest, shown lurking behind children in two black-and-white photos.
His mythology expanded and spread, seen alternately as a malevolent figure and a guardian angel, spawning fan fiction, artwork, games, videos and several low-budget feature films.
Movies based around the Slenderman myth include Windigo (2011), Hylo (2012), Proxy (2012), Entity (2013) and Always Watching (2015), the latter featuring Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) as the creature.
“Slender Man tells the story of a tall, thin, horrifying figure with unnaturally long arms and a featureless face, who is reputed to be responsible for the haunting and disappearance of countless children and teens.”
Directed by Sylvain White and written by David Birke.
Produced by Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Robyn Meisinger and Sarah Snow.
Slender Man will be released by on May 18, 2018.