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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.

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Sylvain White

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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 ... Kyle
Eddie Frateschi Eddie Frateschi ... Biology Teacher
Oscar Wahlberg Oscar Wahlberg ... Boy with Glasses (as Oscar Robert Wahlberg)
Danny Beaton ... Burley Kid (as Daniel Beaton)
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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slender Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Massachusetts, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,371,866, 12 August 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,569,484, 1 November 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,205,932, 19 August 2018
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Runtime:

| (original cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This was ridiculous...
19 October 2018 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Right, well first of all a movie based on a laughable urban myth or legend hardly makes for much of a foundation for success. Then top that off with having a movie that was downright laughable in script, plot, character-wise and fully devoid of scary moments, and you have the 2018 movie "Slender Man" from director Sylvain White.

I had to divide this movie into two, I couldn't suffer through the hardships of sitting down and watching it in one prolonged go. It was just that painful to bear witness to. I managed to endure 50 minutes in the first sitting, then had to give up. And I had essentially given up on the movie entirely, but my wife convinced me to watch the rest of it on the next day. So I did... And let's just say that the rest of the movie didn't do anything to lift up the ordeal that was the first 50 minutes.

The entire movie was wholly and fully devoid of anything that would be scary to a grown up, which leads me to believe that this movie was intended for the same kind of airheaded audience whom would also believe that the Slender Man legend is actually true.

The characters in the movie were unbelievably stupid, one-dimensional and completely devoid of any sense of intelligence and common sense. It was just painful to witness their actions and the way they milled about on the screen. Now, I am not saying that the actresses were subpar or inadequate. No, not at all. I am saying that the characters written for the story could just as easily have been portrayed by cardboard cutouts.

Once the movie ended, you didn't even fell that the movie had come full circle. It had just dragged you along by the nose for the entire duration that it ran for, without providing any kind of proper entertainment.

Do not succumb to the same mistake that I did when I went to watch this movie. The trailer actually made it look interesting. The actual movie, well let's just say that watching grass grow is far scarier...


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