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Slender Man (2018)

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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.

Director:

Sylvain White

Writers:

David Birke, Victor Surge (based on a character by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey King ... Wren
Julia Goldani Telles ... Hallie
Jaz Sinclair ... Chloe
Annalise Basso ... Katie
Alex Fitzalan ... Tom
Taylor Richardson ... Lizzie
Javier Botet ... Slender Man
Jessica Blank ... Hallie's Mother
Michael Reilly Burke ... Hallie's Dad
Kevin Chapman ... Mr. Jensen
Miguel Nascimento Miguel Nascimento ... Kyle
Eddie Frateschi Eddie Frateschi ... Biology Teacher
Oscar Wahlberg ... Boy with Glasses (as Oscar Robert Wahlberg)
Danny Beaton ... Burley Kid (as Daniel Beaton)
Gabrielle Lorthe Gabrielle Lorthe ... Cheerleader

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Storyline

When their friend mysteriously disappears, a group of teenage girls explore whether the culprit could be the creepy internet urban legend character Slenderman by summoning him with a ritual. They begin experiencing supernatural phenomena that make them believe the story is real and that they are now being haunted by the Slenderman. Directed by Sylvain White. Based on the character created by Eric "Victor Surge" Knudsen.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, sequences of terror, thematic elements and language including some crude sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Hallie and Lizzie's last name is the same as the real last name of the original creator of Slenderman, Eric Knudsen, who goes by the pen name Victor Surge. See more »

Quotes

Wren: He gets in your head like a virus.
Chloe: What kind of virus?
Wren: Like a computer virus that infects your hard drive, but instead of your hard drive, it's your brain!
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Featured in Weird Movies with Mark: Slender Man (2019) See more »

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A Day as a Cat
Written by Lavinia Anna De Santoli
Performed by Cat Claws
Courtesy of 411 Music Group and Preludio (42 Records)
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Slender Man: Another missed opportunity
24 November 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

This latest version of the Slender Man mythology seems to be universally reviled though I don't entirely understand why. It's not great but it's simply not THAT bad.

Alike Lovecraft Slender Man seems to be one of those commonly used subject matters that always seeems to miss the mark. Filmmakers just don't seem to be able to make the most out of the fantastic material presented before them.

So yet again we see a tale of a group of young folks on the run from the Slender Man and spooky things happen. Yadayadayada.

With a decent young cast including Joey King and Annalise Basso we're presented with the glossiest and most high budget Slender Man movie yet. Sadly along with the budget comes all the usual Hollywood horror flaws, demonstrating once again how badly Hollywood have lost their way when it comes to the entire genre.

Sure it looks great, but the plot tail spins out of control by about the halfway mark and that's such a shame as up until then it was showing real potential. Hollywood need to go back to the drawing board, hire indie filmmakers to adapt material otherwise we'll just keep getting this Insidious/Conjuring tripe.

Slender Man has it's moments and the concept is pure gold, this however is more squandered potential.

The Good:

It's Slender Man!

Atmospheric

Great cast

The Bad:

Plot falls apart badly

Potential isn't met

Too many common tropes and cliches

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Slender Man mythology is fantastic but really inconsistent, no wonder they get it so wrong with adaptations

Joey King and Annalise Basso are going to be big stars

Slender Man is like Aliens (Xenomorphs), he needs keeping in the shadows or he looks a bit silly

This should have been called The Ring: Slender Man


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,371,866, 12 August 2018

Gross USA:

$30,569,484

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,738,549
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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