Hey do you guys remember that really cool and unsettling Creepypasta introduced nearly a decade ago called the Slender Man? Do you remember how it spawned acclaimed web series’ like Marble Hornets, EverymanHYBRID, Dark Harvest and TribeTwelve?
Do you remember how it spawned dozens of video games that caused many to need a change of pants after playing? Do you remember how the fanbase kind of died after two girls nearly killed their friend in Wisconsin four years ago?
Well, Sony, in its infinite wisdom, has decided to revive the Slender Man in the form of a film, and ho boy does it look really bad.
Slender Man follows three girls who summon the entity in search of their friend, whom I’m assuming was abducted by the Slender Man in the first place. And lo and behold, the three girls are also stalked by the Slender Man after he arrives.
It is set to be released August 10th.
Now don’t get me wrong. I’ve always loved the Slender Man mythos. He is easily my favorite Creepypasta, and I love Marble Hornets. But reviving the franchise just feels in poor taste, especially since this movie looks like it’s going to be a flop.
What are your thoughts?