Visuals from the upcoming Slender Man movie to be released in May this year.  Photo: Supplied
Visuals from the upcoming Slender Man movie to be released in May this year. Photo: Supplied
A representation of what the original 'slender man' looks like. Photo: Supplied
A representation of what the original 'slender man' looks like. Photo: Supplied

"He gets into your head. Like a virus"

These are the words that are uttered by the voice of a fearful young girl in the trailer of upcoming horror movie Slender Man. Slender Man, is a fictional character that was created online in 2009 by Eric 'Victor Surge' Knudsen as a mysterious specter photo-edited into everyday images of children at play. He’s typically depicted as a slim, spidery figure in a black suit with a featureless white face that preys on children. He has grown into a popular boogeyman and has appeared in video games and online stories.

This Sony production,marks the first full-length feature built around the character. The picture is directed by Sylvain White, who also helmed 2007’s Stomp the Yard, and stars Javier Botet as Slender Man. The film was written by David Birke and based on a character by Knudsen.  

See the trailer below: 


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