“Can you see him?” is the tagline.
Of course, the whole point is you really, REALLY don’t want to see him.
With the requisite creepy music and even creepier shots of the woods at night time (seriously, when will kids learn?), the scary scene is set.
Before long, young girls are stabbing themselves in the forehead and revolting things are crawling out of eyesockets. And speaking of eyesockets, brace yourselves for a close-up of an eyeball and a sharp blade that you won’t easily forget.
Rather than the usual trope of attractive teens in peril, Slender Man loosk set to follow the path set by IT.
The new trailer shows that it is children who will be the main victims.
However, unlike IT and many other horror classics, Slender Man is not based on a novel, or even a computer game. Its origins are fairly recent and rather strange.
The Slender Man was created on June 10, 2009 on a thread in the Something Awful Internet forum.
It was part of an online competition for budding graphic artists to take an everyday photograph and edit it to appear paranormal.
One entry from Eric Knudsen, under the pseudonym “Victor Surge”, comprised of two black and white images of children. Knudsen added a tall, thin creepy figure in a black suit.
The new imges were accompanied by chilling quotes attributed to witnesses describing the horrifying abductions. The Slender Man fast became an internet phenomenon and the rest is history…
THE SLENDER MAN IS OUT IN UK CINEMAS ON MAY 18
Published at Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:41:00 +0000