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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Slender Man: Another missed opportunity
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.
It's Slender Man!
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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