Sony Pictures rolled out the very first trailer for the Slender Man horror movie, based on the popular urban legend. The character gained tons of popularity over the last half decade thanks to Parsec Studios’ Slender video games.
The new trailer is two and a half minutes long, giving movie goers, fans of creepy pasta, and those who have followed the Slender mythos something to sink their teeth into ahead of the movie’s theatrical release. You can check out the trailer below.
The entire first minute is mostly just atmospheric dread. We don’t know much other than that a man is looking for his daughter who went missing in the forest. We see police conducting a search for her while kids hang around a cemetery.
After lots of creepy shots at odd angles, we finally get the gist of how Slender Man provokes and harasses his victims, with a girl explaining that he gets in your head. At the same time we see that a shadow slithers along the sides of a stairwell like smoke rising from a stack.
Some girl in a bed begins screaming while some kids are searching the forest and some girl is writing letters on a mirror.
The trailer is practically nonsensical in the most basic ways imaginable. You have no idea what’s really going on, and the gist is that some girls go missing in the forest and it’s possibly Slender Man’s fault. He can also get into your thoughts but they don’t say or why.
Also, if the police’s main suspect for the missing girls isn’t a male feminist who works at a “woke” media outlet then it’s not going to be very realistic at all.
Anyway, the trailer’s comment section is pretty fun. You have a bunch of people claiming that it looks nothing like the game, a bunch of people claiming it looks nothing like the creepy pasta, a bunch of people complaining that it doesn’t make much sense, and a bunch of people saying that it’s a dead meme that’s six years too late.
Movies based on horror memes seems kind of silly, but it might do well since normies are easily scared. The movie is apparently coming soon to theaters, but I’m pretty sure most gamers would be more interested in the Five Nights at Freddy’s flick.