Slender Man won’t arrive in US Theaters until May, but the film is already flirting with controversy. Ever since the fictional King of Creepypasta inspired a couple of pre-teens to attempt murder in 2014, conservatives gave fretted over the welfare of children and the glamorization of violence. While calls for the film’s banishment are misguided (as is usually the case when horror movies run afoul of social mores) there’s no denying there’s something unsettling about Slender Man.
How much do you know about this terrifying and mysterious character? Mr. H, one of our favorite YouTubers, has put together a 10-minute documentary that breaks down everything you need to know. From the character’s roots to his upcoming manifestation, it’s a must watch for fans of urban legends. Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
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After Mr. H’s video, you can check out the trailer and synopsis for Slender Man, hitting US Theaters on May 18th.
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Official Synopsis: In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.
Slender Man is directed by Sylvain White and stars Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, and Annalise Basso.
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