August tenth is a big day for opening releases. Besides the release ofThe Meg which is gaining traction, the potential sleeper hit Slender Man also makes its theatrical debut.
Eric Knudsen’s 2009 creation has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon over the last decade and is something many horror fans have wanted to see on the big screen for some time.
The Slender Man is an eerie presence, lanky and faceless in form. It is similar to a frightening fairy – it’s actions not easily understood and it finds comfort within woodland.
In the film, four teenage girls from a small town are intrigued by the allure of the story that surrounds the Slender Man. Like children of years past, who would call out Bloody Mary and Candy Man, or use a Ouija board, the girls gather and perform the ritual that is believed to summon the Slender Man only to prove that it does not exist.
To their horror, however, eerie things begin to happen to members of the group.
This film will demonstrate just how scary one’s imagination can be. Or worse, perhaps it will demonstrate how scary things that seem unimaginable truly are.
Article written by Michael Donaldson