Sony / Screen Gems
Screen Gems has released the first trailer for their summer horror flick Slender Man (courtesy IGN), which you can watch below.
For those unfamiliar, Slender Man is an urban legend that became a viral internet meme among younger people who would share stories and drawings of this creature that would abduct and torture kids. Famously, two 12-year-old girls in Waukesha, Wisconsin held down and stabbed a third girl multiple times, saying that Slender Man ordered them to do it. There have been other similar occurrences, although it doesn’t look like the movie is about that as much as it turns the urban legend into a chilling horror movie.
Directed by Sylvain White (The Losers, Stomp the Yard) from a script by David Birke, the movie stars Jaz Sinclair, Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Annalise Basso, Alex Fitzalan and Kevin Chapman.
Slender Man is scheduled for release on May 18.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor