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.