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Exclusive: Slender Man is Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital This October from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

  • DailyDead
Featuring the modern-day boogeyman for a generation of horror fans, Slender Man is coming home in time for Halloween, as we can exclusively reveal that the horror film based on the viral character created by Victor Surge will be unleashed on Blu-ray and DVD on October 30th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, following an October 19th digital debut. In addition to the movie's Blu-ray and DVD cover art, we've also been provided with the official release details to share with Daily Dead readers!

The Slender Man Blu-ray and DVD releases will each come with featurette “Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast." Below, we have the official press release with full details, as well as a look at the cover art:

Press Release: Culver City, Calif. – Fascinated by the internet lore of the Slender Man, Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles (“The Affair”), Jaz Sinclair (When the Bough Breaks) and Annalise Basso
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Bo Report: ‘The Merger’ and ‘Wayne’ misfire, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ rules again

Rafferty Grierson and Damian Callinan in ‘The Merger.’

Glowing reviews and copious publicity for Mark Grentell’s The Merger and Jeremy Sims’ feature documentary Wayne counted for very little as both titles had mediocre openings last weekend.

That surprised and disappointed exhibitors as the business was heavily reliant on the buoyant second weekend of Crazy Rich Asians and a feisty debut by The Nun, a spin-off of The Conjuring franchise.

McQueen, the biopic of the brilliant but tortured British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, had a middling opening. Underlining the challenges facing the ailing art-house market, You Were Never Really Here, Juliet, Naked and The Miseducation of Cameron Post bombed. Clearly each relied on festival screenings as the main revenue source.

Umbrella Entertainment launched The Merger, the warm-hearted comedy-drama about a struggling, small town football team that recruits refugees to survive, on 80 screens, generating $93,000. The total including festival screenings for the
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'Christopher Robin' stays top of static UK box office

No new-openers in this week’s top five.

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate - 1.29

Rank Film / Distributor Three-day gross (Aug 24-26) Running gross Week 1 Christopher Robin (Disney) £2.1m £7.9m 2 2 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal) £1.7m £59.3m 6 3 The Meg (Warner Bros) £1.5m £12.2m 3 4 The Equalizer 2 (Sony Pictures) £1.3m £4.9m 2 5 Incredibles 2 (Disney) £1.3m £51.6m 7 Disney

Christopher Robin stayed top of the UK box office over a bank holiday weekend that saw no new openers trouble the top five.

The Disney film was down a very slim 12% in its second session, adding £2.1m for £7.9m to date.

Incredibles 2 also held particularly well,
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Slender Man review – slim pickings in compromised horror

Based on an internet meme that led to a brutal stabbing, this doctored frightener has truly missed its moment

A Slender Man movie might well have been a commercially viable option earlier this decade, when the spectral figure created by Eric Knudsen for somethingawful.com was one of the internet’s creepier memes. That was before the near-fatal 2014 stabbing of a 12-year-old Wisconsin girl by classmates claiming to serve the fictional creation, the objections the victim’s father raised to the then-shooting project, and the cuts designed to both appease the relatives and secure a teen-baiting rating. Sony have hustled the results out into scattered late-night slots without fanfare, perhaps understandably, as there’s not much left to distribute: if you thought the bogeyman was slender, wait till you see the film.

Writer David Birke and director Sylvain White here graft together material from The Ring, the Blair Witches and Wes Craven’s Nightmares,
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Movie Review – Slender Man (2018)

Slender Man, 2018.

Directed by Sylvain White.

Starring Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso and Javier Botet.

Synopsis:

In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the Slender Man, attempt to prove that he doesn’t actually exist – until one of them mysteriously goes missing.

Though there’s certainly cinematic potential in a glossy Hollywood adaptation of 2009 “creepypasta” Internet phenomenon Slender Man, Sony have immediately killed a cash-cow for themselves right out of the gate with this shockingly inept horror farce.

Borrowing cues from the iconic likes of Candyman and The Ring, Slender Man quickly establishes the presence of the titular supernatural antagonist, an offputtingly spindly, faceless being who kidnaps, kills or mentally impairs any young person he comes into contact with.

Out of nothing more than sheer boredom, four teenage girls, Wren (Joey King), Hallie (Julia Goldani Telles), Chloe
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UK box office preview: Can 'BlacKkKlansman' infiltrate the bank holiday weekend?

UK box office preview: Can 'BlacKkKlansman' infiltrate the bank holiday weekend?
Further openers include The Spy Who Dumped Me, The Children’s Act and A Northern Soul.

New releases led by Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman and a duo of family animations are hoping to light up the UK box office this weekend (Aug 24-26) after last weekend was dominated by holdovers.

Universal is opening BlacKkKlansman wide on over 300 screens. The film, which premiered in competition at Cannes earlier this year, stars John David Washington (son of Denzel) and Adam Driver and is based on the true story of a Southern black policeman who went undercover in the Ku Klux Klan in the late1970s.
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is Tops as Asian-Americans Flock to Box Office

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is Tops as Asian-Americans Flock to Box Office
Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros.) scored an impressive #1 box office position, topping $25 million for the three-day weekend and a five-day total of $34 million. Strong word of mouth and huge Asian-American audience interest fueled the box office.

Its appeal to an underserved niche audience was key, but more than 60 percent of its initial audience wasn’t Asian-American. It also pulled broad female interest (about two thirds of attendees) in a romantic comedy after a recent void in the marketplace; “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” opened a month ago.

Timing helped “Crazy.” Theaters were due for a comedy geared to the strong majority female audience in domestic theaters. But overdue doesn’t begin to describe how underserved the large and burgeoning domestic Asian-American audience is for films. They mark eight percent of frequent moviegoers. In the past quarter century, American studios have released only two wide pictures with Asian casts (1993 contemporary U.
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Slender Man Had a Ton of Scenes Cut Before Being Dumped in Theaters

You know that Slender Man movie that had been in the works? Sony actually released it in theaters last weekend. Nobody would blame you if you didn't notice. The studio ended up not getting behind the project and, due to some serious behind the scenes drama, they just sort of dumped it and are moving on. What is perhaps the most interesting element to the drama leading up to its release is that the studio actually cut several major scenes and heavily edited down Slender Man before its release. Essentially, they released an incomplete movie in theaters.

This was a major "cut your losses" kind of move. Before digging into what was cut, per some anonymous insiders, let's discuss what led to this decision by Sony and Screen Gems. Initially, the script for Slender Man, written by David Birke, was much darker. The studio insisted on a PG-13 rating. That's not inherently an issue,
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‘The Meg’ to Devour Box Office With $40 Million Debut

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‘The Meg’ to Devour Box Office With $40 Million Debut
The Meg” swims into theaters this weekend and is looking to nab the No. 1 spot at the box office with an estimated $40 million from 4,118 North American locations.

The estimate is significantly higher than earlier predictions, which had placed the film in the $20 million to $22 million frame. The Warner Bros. film took in $16.5 million on Friday and stars Jason Statham as a scientist who, along with his team, tries to stop a prehistoric 75-foot Megalodon shark from terrorizing a beach.

Jon Turtletaub directed “The Meg,” which has received mixed reviews from critics and carries a 50% score on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie is based on the 1997 book “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror” by Steve Alten and was in development for over two decades.

The Meg” is a co-production with China’s Gravity and carries a $150 million price tag, so it will need substantial overseas business. It’s also opening in China,
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Slender Man Review #2: Teen-Centric Horror Goes for Mood Over Scares

The quartet of teenage female protagonists at the center of Slender Man will remind horror fans of a certain age of The Craft, another film that featured a foursome of high schoolers navigating the perils of adolescents along with some supernatural terror. Unlike that film (and just about every other film that features a group of young women) they never turn on each other, fight over boys, or ever refer to one another as bitches or sluts (even in that joking-but-not-joking way). They don't always see eye-to-eye and they occasionally butt heads, but never denigrate or demean each other-even though such behaviors are often emphasized and even encouraged in portrayals of teenage hotties. For this reason alone, Slender Man director Sylvain White and screenwriter David Birke deserve recognition and applause.

For the uninitiated, Slender Man is based on the fictional villain created by Victor Surge in the early 2000s. The tall,
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Box Office: ‘The Meg’ to Chomp on Competition With $32 Million

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘The Meg’ to Chomp on Competition With $32 Million
Shark thriller “The Meg” will take a bite out of the North American box office with about $32 million in its opening weekend at 4,188 locations, early estimates showed Friday.

The Meg,” starring Jason Statham and a 75-foot prehistoric shark, is over-performing forecasts, which had been pegged in the $20 million to $22 million range. The movie — which has been in development for two decades — generated a solid $4 million in Thursday night previews, double what “Skyscraper” took last month on its way to a $24 million opening weekend.

Paramount’s third weekend of “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” is declining about 57% to the $17 million range to finish second. Disney’s second weekend of “Christopher Robin” and the launch of Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” will be battling for third in the $11 million to $13 million range, followed by Sony’s debut of horror movie “Slender Man” with about $10 million.

The Meg,” directed by Jon Turteltaub, is based on Steve Alten
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‘Slender Man’ Film Review: This Creepy Boogeyman Is Boring, and Not the Least Bit Scary

  • The Wrap
It was only a matter of time before some major studio made a movie out of Slender Man, the frightening internet meme about a faceless, gaunt and betentacled specter who kidnaps children and also loves photobombs. He seems tailor-made for classic Hollywood boogeyman status, with a distinctive character design, a creepy gimmick and a pre-ordained cinematic style, which dictates he must always be looming in the background, like the killers in “The Strangers” but with a better tailor.

Sylvain White’s “Slender Man” was not worth the wait. The film takes what might be the most fascinating 21st century horror monster and does almost nothing with him. It’s slow, it’s boring, and it’s not scary. The horror in “Slender Man” could be easily replicated… for free… at home… by turning off the lights and playing atonal violin music on your laptop.

Slender Man” begins when a group
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Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Swims to $4 Million on Thursday Night

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Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Swims to $4 Million on Thursday Night
Shark thriller “The Meg” swam to an impressive $4 million on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, Sony’s horror movie “Slender Man” launched with $1 million at 2,109 sites in previews. Focus Features did not release numbers for Spike Lee’s crime drama “BlacKkKlansman.”

Warner Bros.’ “The Meg,” starring Jason Statham, has been forecast to finish in the $20 million to $22 million range at 4,118 domestic sites during its opening weekend. That may be enough to take first place away from the third frame of Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” which has hauled a strong $138.6 million domestically in its first 13 days.

The Meg,” directed by Jon Turteltaub, is based on Steve Alten’s 1997 book, “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror.” The story follows efforts by scientists — played by Statham, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao, and Ruby Rose — to stop a prehistoric 75-foot Megalodon shark from terrorizing a beach in China.

The Meg” is a co-production with China
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Review: Slender Man Summons the Internet’s Boogeyman to the Big Screen for Teen-Centric Scares

Before I start this review, I feel that I should go ahead and admit this right off the bat: I know very little about just what exactly “creepypastas” are, or how the mythos of Slender Man inspired the real-life tragedy involving a pair of young girls in Wisconsin who brutally stabbed their friend to satisfy the fictional character. All I can really speak to here is the film itself, directed by Sylvain White, which is what I will be focusing on. So, keeping that in mind, I will say that I ended up liking Slender Man a lot more than I thought I would, due to some solid casting and haunting visuals that do a great job bringing this Internet urban legend to life.

Slender Man follows four high schoolers in Windsor, Massachusetts—Hallie (Julia Goldani Telles), Wren (Joey King from last year’s Wish Upon), Chloe and Katie—who
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Exclusive First Look at New Slender Man Photographs from Original Creator Eric “Victor Surge” Knudsen

Eric "Victor Surge" Knudsen is the original creator of Slender Man, having conjured the iconic character nearly one decade ago in a Photoshop competition. For years, Surge offered glimpses of the Slender Man haunting humans with his imposingly tall, terrifyingly tentacled form in photos shared online. Now, Surge has brought the Slender Man back to the online realm. With a movie based on the urban legend slated to haunt Us theaters this Friday from Screen Gems, we've been provided with an exclusive look at two photos of the Slender Man ahead of the movie's release, giving readers a closer look at the enigmatic character's ominous presence over the years.

After a period of Slender Man sighting inactivity from Victor Surge, he just recently started posting a series of new photos and explains the reason why:

As a child, I was plagued by terrible sleep paralysis that made me feel like someone was always watching me.
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‘Slender Man’ Review: A Tasteless and Inedibly Undercooked Serving of Creepypasta

‘Slender Man’ Review: A Tasteless and Inedibly Undercooked Serving of Creepypasta
A tasteless and inedibly undercooked serving of the internet’s stalest Creepypasta, “Slender Man” aspires to be for the YouTube era what “The Ring” was to the last gasps of the VHS generation. But while both films attempt to mine full-fleshed horror mythologies from spooky viral videos, luring their hapless characters into an unwinnable war of attrition with an evil force that lurks on the fringes of the visible world, there’s one fundamental difference that sets the two movies apart: “The Ring” is good, and “Slender Man” is terrible.

And while the awfulness of a mid-August studio movie can easily be taken for granted, “Slender Man” isn’t just bad, it’s also disappointing. As problematic as it was always going to be, the idea of a horror film based on the world’s most pervasive digital folklore was full of raw potential. The character of Slender Man has
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Film Review: ‘Slender Man’

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Film Review: ‘Slender Man’
In “Slender Man,” the title demon is one of those spectral showbiz creeps from another dimension who’s coming to get you. He’s like Freddy Krueger, in that he targets teenagers and spirits them away the moment they let their defenses down. He’s like the force from “Ringu,” in that the trouble all starts when you watch an evil black-and-white digital file full of flickering imagery that looks like “Un Chien Andalou” crossed with a Tool video. He’s like Candy Man, in that he’s a historical ghost with a two-word name ending in “Man,” or Pennywise from “It,” in that he targets a close-knit group of friends, knocking them off one by one.

In this case, though, when you glimpse the character of Slender Man (Javier Botet) in the background of photographs or amateur videos, or even when you see him up close, he remains an oblique phantom: tall and spindly,
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Box Office Preview: Can ‘The Meg’ Chew Off a Monster Debut?

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Box Office Preview: Can ‘The Meg’ Chew Off a Monster Debut?
The dog days of summer are upon us.

And no, not just because “Dog Days,” the canine comedy starring Finn Wolfhard, Nina Dobrev, and Vanessa Hudgens, opens on Wednesday. Unless “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” remains exceptionally strong in its third outing, it looks like a low-$20 million debut from Warner Bros.’ big-budget shark thriller “The Meg” will be enough to nab the top slot at the domestic box office.

Will “The Meg” be worth the wait? Estimates show the action feature about a prehistoric Megaladon shark is targeting between $20 million and $22 million when it opens on over 3,900 screens. That’s not a promising start for a movie that’s been in development for over two decades and now carries a hefty $150 million price tag. Even so, Warner Bros. isn’t sweating just yet. “The Meg,” directed by Jon Turteltaub, is a co-production with China, meaning the studio is banking on big
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Here Are Two Shots of ‘Conjuring’s Joey King Investigating the Mystery of the ‘Slender Man’

Once you see him, you can’t unsee him. After sharing the trailer the other day, we now have the first two official images from Slender Man, which depicts The Conjuring and Wish Upon‘s Joey King and Julia Goldani Telles investigating the mystery surrounding the Creepypasta horror icon. The Sylvain White-directed film centers on a tall, thin figure with a featureless face that is responsible for the […]
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Teen Horror Abounds in Slender Man Trailer #2

Director Sylvain White’s upcoming Slender Man flick starring Joey King, Annalise Basso, and Javier Botet has just released an all-new trailer and you can check it out below! Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram! The film is directed by Sylvain White, written by […]

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