Release Year: 2018
Director: Sylvain White
Writers: David Birke (screenplay), Victor Surge (based on his Internet meme character)
Starring: Julia Goldani Telles, Joey King, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso, Alex Fitzalan, Taylor Richardson, Javier Botet, Jessica Blank, Michael Reilly Burke, Kevin Chapman
Four friends are intrigued by the urban legend about a creature called Slender Man and tries to summon him as a joke.
Slender Man had a weak premise, but there was a possibility of making something worthwhile out of it. Some sort of slow building, creepy folklore mystery type of thing. Sadly, that is not what we got. This film is not scary at all. Slender Man doesn’t even look frightening when we get a glimpse of him. He is either seen in broad daylight and look computer animated, or he is “seen” in scenes that are so dark that you can’t make anything out (which is about a third of the film). The main characters are two-dimensional, and everything that might be intersting to watch, seems to happen off screen. Couple that with weird dream sequences and no sense of what Slender Man is or what he even does to is victims and to what purpose. Is he a man? Is he a tree? And why can you sumon a supernatural creature by watching a video online? Who knows. I suspect a group of young teenagers might find this enjoyable with a bowl of popcorn and the light out, if they are not used to horror movies that is. Otherwise, do yourself a favour and stay clear of this one.
The very tall doctor seen in a dark hallway in the hospital is played by Javier Botet, who also plays Slender Man.
Picture Copyright: Sony