Slender Man (2018)

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FIRST “SLENDER MAN” TRAILER INTRODUCES NEW CREEPY CREATURE
via press release

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He gets in your head like a virus. Watch the first trailer of Columbia Pictures' new horror-thriller Slender Man now:

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.

Sylvian White (The Losers) directs the film from a screenplay by David Birke (Elle). Slender Man stars Joey King, Julia Goldani-Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso, and Javier Botet.

In Philippine cinemas 2018, Slender Man is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. [#]CanYouSeeHim[/#]

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    BEWARE THE “SLENDER MAN” IN NEW TEASER POSTER
    via press release

    Columbia Pictures has just unveiled the teaser poster for its upcoming horror-thriller Slender Man which may be seen below.

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    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.


    Sylvian White (The Losers) directs the film from a screenplay by David Birke (Elle). Slender Man stars Joey King, Julia Goldani-Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso, and Javier Botet.


    In Philippine cinemas 2018, Slender Man is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. [#]CanYouSeeHim[/#]
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    URBAN LEGEND “SLENDER MAN TERRIFYINGLY REAL IN NEW HORROR THRILLER





    In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of them goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.

    Columbia Pictures’ new horror-thriller Slender Man stars Joey King (The Conjuring), Julia Goldani Telles (The Affair), Jaz Sinclair (Paper Towns), Annalise Basso (Ouija: Origin of Evil), Alex Fitzalan (Season and I Miss You), Taylor Richardson (A Most Violent Year) and Javier Botet (The Conjuring, Insidious 4, IT).

    Slender Man is directed by Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard and The Losers) and produced by Bradley J. Fischer, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Robyn Meisinger and Sarah Snow. The film is written by David Birke (Elle).

    Slender Man is an unnaturally tall, phantom-like figure associated with the disappearance of people, often kids, in suburban or forested areas—and nobody knows what happens to the people who disappear,” begins producer Brad Fischer. “He can sometimes be seen in photographs; you don’t immediately realize that he is there until suddenly, you recognize him in the corner of the frame. His arrival can be categorized by ‘Be careful what you wish for,’ a warning for all, but especially for the kids growing up in a suburban malaise who get bored and might want to test the dark side—for suddenly they're facing something pretty terrifying.

    “Here is this tall man in a suit—but take the face away!” marvels producer Sarah Snow. “It’s a figure of authority that’s after you, and that’s something that can be very frightening.”

    Slender Man may have these eye-of-the-beholder elements, but he “certainly harkens back to existing concepts of mythology,” adds executive producer Louis Sallerson. “There’s the Pied Piper and other medieval and more modern ideas of something that takes your children away. In some ways I think we’re most horrified by what is essentially an undermining of society. This idea that something can take your children, make them unrecognizable or take them altogether off the grid in a way that you can’t imagine what has happened to them is not just a frightening thing for you, personally, but extrapolated is just as frightening a thing for society at large.”

    The creator of Slender Man, Eric Knudsen (aka Victor Surge) joined the cast and filmmakers and he provided his take on the character: “It's simultaneously easy and hard to describe him. It's easy to describe his appearance and to a lesser extent his method, but to describe his motives is impossible. Because that's the whole point! He's like an open-source creature. You can ascribe to him whatever trope or whatever you find frightening. And that's, I think, his appeal to a mass audience. You may think you know the rules, like who he’s going to affect or how he's going to come after you—and then he might just flip the script and go in a completely different direction. And that's what makes him so frightening. It's the unknown nature of what he wants or what it wants… and what it does.

    We don't know his motives. If we see his actions as something terrifying, it is something terrifying. If someone sees it as something safe or something good, that's how she perceives it. I want Slender Man to almost be above those concepts, above the concepts of good and evil, malicious or benign. It seems all terrifying, because it's so unknown to us.”

    “I like that ‘viral’ aspect in both ‘going viral’ and in virus,” adds producer Sarah Snow. “You can’t get rid of a typical virus. Once you’ve got it, it’s there forever. There may be some ways of controlling its effect on you. But not with Slender Man—once he’s found you he has you. Well, think about it like this: Slender Man exists within the Internet but until you’ve let him into your life he’s just on the Internet. Once you have made this connection with him, he becomes real. He becomes a part of the real world around you, the shape and the fabric of your life. And whether that’s just a perception or whether it’s physically legitimate, he’s standing in the corner of your bedroom.”

    In Philippine cinemas September 26, Slender Man is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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    SLENDER MAN, FROM INTERNET SENSATION TO A BIG-SCREEN HORROR-THRILLER

     



    Once you see the Slender Man, you cannot unsee him.  

    In Columbia Pictures’ new terrifying horror-thriller Slender Man, small-town best friends Hallie, Chloe, Wren and Katie go online to try and conjure up the Slender Man -- a tall, thin, horrifying figure whose face has no discernible features. Two weeks later, Katie mysteriously disappears during a class trip to a historic graveyard. Determined to find her, the girls soon suspect that the legend of the Slender Man may be all too real

    Executive producer Louis Sallerson describes how the Slender Man character “was created originally as part of a contest on the Something Awful forum by Eric Knudsen (who online goes by the name Victor Surge). Basically, the contest was to take an existing photograph and add something paranormal to it. I don’t think it required a text but Eric added it anyway, submitting two photos that became the original Slender Man photos, making up this backstory about how there had been a burned-down school or library and half the bodies were never discovered. Then he wrote another piece of text detailing something from the perspective of someone who had been taken by Slender Man. I think the wording was, ‘his outstretched arms fascinated us or comforted us and horrified us at the same time.’”

    “Back in June 2009, there was a thread on Something Awful called ‘Let's Create Paranormal Images,’” says Knudsen. “At that time the thread was pretty young, there were only about three or four pages of entries. And I was looking through some of the entries, some of the pictures, and I said, ‘oh, these are really good. I really like how they look. I think I can do some pretty creepy pictures myself.’

    As he prepared to create the character, Knudsen remembers, “I created those first two Slender Man pictures that I'm sure most people know about. And then I thought, ‘Well, I don't want to just do a picture. I want to add just a little extra to it,’ so I made a little bit of micro fiction. I wrote a description of the photo, just to make it a little bit more interesting, and the response I got was immediate. Everyone thought it was kind of creepy and really cool, so I continued making some more posts—I think I made about nine or ten in total, creating a story arc of this thing, this Slender Man that everyone really grabbed onto; they just ran with it and quickly a Slender Man mythology was growing.

    “Slender Man became so popular and went viral. There was just something about him that’s uncontrollable and in some ways belonged to the Internet,” concludes producer Sarah Snow.

     

    In Philippine cinemas September 26, Slender Man is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

     

    About Slender Man




    In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of them goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.

     

    Columbia Pictures’ new horror-thriller Slender Man stars Joey King (The Conjuring), Julia Goldani Telles (The Affair), Jaz Sinclair (Paper Towns), Annalise Basso (Ouija: Origin of Evil), Alex Fitzalan (Season and I Miss You), Taylor Richardson (A Most Violent Year) and Javier Botet (The Conjuring, Insidious 4, IT).

     

    Slender Man is directed by Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard and The Losers) and produced by Bradley J. Fischer, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Robyn Meisinger and Sarah Snow. The film is written by David Birke (Elle).

     

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    SLENDER MAN FEATURETTE TAKES YOU INSIDE THE MYSTERY

     

    Columbia Pictures has just shared a featurette that takes viewers inside the new terrifying horror-thriller Slender Man.

     

    Check out the video below and watch Slender Man in Philippine cinemas September 26.


     

    About Slender Man

     

    In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of them goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.

     

    Columbia Pictures’ new horror-thriller Slender Man stars Joey King (The Conjuring), Julia Goldani Telles (The Affair), Jaz Sinclair (Paper Towns), Annalise Basso (Ouija: Origin of Evil), Alex Fitzalan (Season and I Miss You), Taylor Richardson (A Most Violent Year) and Javier Botet (The Conjuring, Insidious 4, IT).

     

    Slender Man is directed by Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard and The Losers) and produced by Bradley J. Fischer, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Robyn Meisinger and Sarah Snow. The film is written by David Birke (Elle

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    CURIOSITY LEADS FOUR GIRLS TO CONJURE SLENDER MAN

     



    “It’s a classic story of four girls who become curious about [the mysterious bogeyman) Slender Man and end up falling down the rabbit hole,” explains director Sylvain White of his new horror thriller Slender Man, opening in Philippine cinemas September 26.

     

    “The night starts off as an ordinary slumber party, a get together like the girls have had many times before, but tonight they’re trying to do something they heard the guys would be doing doing, an absurd notion of conjuring Slender Man online. Curious, they follow the links but certainly don’t think much of it—it's just another fun evening, and after they watch the weird video, they’re completely unaware that its effects already taking hold of them.”

     

    “A couple of weeks later,” continues producer Brad Fischer, “these four best friends— Hallie, Wren, Chloe and Katie, are on a class trip to an old historic graveyard. Katie's acting a little bit weird and ends up disappearing, and it's through trying to find out what happened to their friend that the other girls start to believe that it could be Slender Man that's behind it all. And they too start to fall down the same rabbit hole as their friend.”

     

    “The story is about the relationships between these girls who have different emotional lives and triggers that ultimately lead them to believe in Slender Man and fall for his manipulations,” says Julia Goldani Telles, who plays sensible Hallie. “It's about each of them fighting herself and all of them fighting each other as they try to figure out what the truth is and what the lies are. It's about mass hysteria, how a secret subconscious language can lead to hysterical beliefs that originate from your brain.”

     

    “These four friends decide one night to try and summon Slender Man. It’s just something like a Ouija board,” notes teen actress Joey King, “and they think nothing will come of it. Of course a week later, weird little signs begin. It’s a gradual buildup and it’s really creepy because you don’t want to hit the audience full on in the face in the first twenty minutes of the film. You watch these friends, who are so tight, as each of their worlds start to crumble and desperation takes over.”

     

    “The girls have known each other for a very long time. They grew up in this small eastern industrial town that’s probably had its heyday in the '50s and '60s but has now been left behind,” observes director Sylvain White. “The unemployment rate is high; it's a town that’s struggling, so we see this generation of kids that’s growing up within that environment. Their common bond and goal is to leave the town to try and look for something better. Boredom with their current environment drives them to look for something more exciting and their need to move on drives a curiosity that leads them to Slender Man and their true destiny.”

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