Slender Man is about to star in his own movie. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 LuxAmber
Having started out as little more than an Internet meme, Slender Man is now set to star in his own film.
Described as a tall, thin, suit-wearing man with abnormal proportions and little in the way of a face, Slender Man is surely the best known supernatural character to have arisen entirely online.
Originally invented by Eric Knudsen during a PhotoShop contest on the Something Awful forums in 2009, Slender Man has since appeared in a wide range of video games, stories and other media.
Tales of this villainous entity typically involve victims being terrorized or stalked through the woods and even his mere presence is said to bring about the rapid onset of sickness and paranoia.
In video games such as ‘Slender: The Eight Pages’, Slender Man is also depicted as being able to appear suddenly from the shadows when the player turns around – often without warning.
The Slender Man phenomenon has even been linked to the 2014 near-fatal stabbing of a 12-year-old girl who was lured by two other girls of the same age in to some woods in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Now in a renewed effort to bring the Slender Man mythos to the big screen, Sony division Screen Gems is set to produce a new big-budget horror movie based around the character.
For the time being however details of the film, including the plot and cast, remain under wraps.
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