“He gets in your head like a virus.”
The trailer for the much-anticipated horror flick based on the Creepy Pasta blog postings which led to an artificially manufactured urban legend which led to a real life murder IS FINALLY HERE. The Slender Man has been given a back story, I think, although I can’t really tell from this teaser which truthfully looks more like a Trent Reznor video than a movie. But who am I to judge. The internet seems to be in a collective swoon over it.
Says one YouTube commenter of the trailer:
Some people are complaining about Slender Man not appearing very much in this. GOOD. I hope it stays that way, even in the movie. Go the less-is-more route. Show him as little as possible. That way, when he does appear, it will have the impact it should. Subtlety is key here. The horror of Slender Man comes from the other-worldly, surreal nature. It’s not in your face jumpscares, it’s looking at a seemingly normal picture and noticing him. Watching a scene from a video again and realizing he was in the background the entire time. That’s the scary part. If they can nail that, they’ve got this.
I do love the eyeball stabbing scene.