A new trailer for the upcoming Slender Man movie has been released by Sony Pictures. The movie is based around the fictional character that originated from a notorious internet meme in 2009 and went viral. Slender Man is depicted as a unnaturally tall human like creature with long limbs, wearing a black suit. We got the first trailer in January this year, and you can watch the new trailer below:
The trailer follows a group of young girls, and one that goes missing after getting fixated on the myth of the Slender Man. When the other girls find out about what she had been researching, they attempt to summon the creature in order to get her back. After that, things quickly start to get creepy for the girls as Slender Man gets in their heads. We don’t directly see Slender Man in the trailer, just shots of his silhouette and his eerily long fingers towards the end of the footage.
The movie is directed by Sylvain White and stars Joey King, Julia Goldani-Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso, and Javier Botet.
Slender Man‘s official synopsis reads:
In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of SLENDER MAN. When one of them goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.
It will be interesting to see what sort of reception the movie gets, especially following an incident in 2014. Two 12 year-old girls lured a class-mate into the woods and attempted to stab her to death. The two girls claimed afterwards that Slender Man made them do it. The father of one of the girl’s had this to say about the movie:
“It’s absurd they want to make a movie like this, It’s popularizing a tragedy is what it’s doing. I’m not surprised but in my opinion it’s extremely distasteful. All we’re doing is extending the pain all three of these families have gone through.”
That being said it looks like some people are looking forward to the release, if only to see what sort of movie can be born from an internet meme. This trailer is certainly visually striking but I thought the first one did more to promote the film. It will certainly be interesting to see whether Slender Man can deliver more than just cheap jump scares.
Watch Slender Man on August 10 – which was delayed from its original release date.
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