Slender Man Review (2018)

 

Slender Man is full feature film based on a fictional supernatural character that originated as a Creepypasta Internet meme.

The Story

When their friend mysteriously disappears, a group of teenage girls explore whether the culprit could be the creepy internet urban legend character Slender Man by summoning him with a ritual. They begin experiencing supernatural phenomena that make them believe the story is real and that they are now being haunted by the Slender Man.

The Review (Spoiler Free)

The Slender Man is based on very creepy fictional supernatural character that originated in Creepypasta Internet meme. There aren’t too much detail story behind the Slender Man, so creating a full feature film based on this fictitious character requires some creativity.  Because of the growing popularity of Slender Man in the internet, it was matter time, someone turned it into full feature film.

Unfortunately, the film version of Slender Man is just average horror. It is not terrible but doesn’t really sticks out from rest of the horror film. It just follows the basic horror formula that we’ve seen before.

Event though there are few creepy and scary scenes, overall, I find the film version of The Slender Man not really scary.  Most of the horror elements are from just cheap jump scares. But surprisingly, some of the cinematography looks very good, and there’s some interesting surrealist moments.

The story of Slender Man plays out just like The Ring, where you summon Slender Man by watching the creepy video.  But it doesn’t really play out well like it did in The Ring.

The movie reveals the mystery of Slender Man early in the movie.  Even though Slender Man looks pretty cool in the film, I feel like they should have gone with “less is more,” approach where it retains the mystery of the slender man until the end.

In the Nutshell

If you are a fan of Slender Man, you should check it out.  But if you are not, you are not missing out. [ 3 out of 5 stars.]

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Rotten Tomato Rating: 8% / 20%

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One comment

  1. When I first saw the trailer, i was intrigued. The movie itself was a bit disappointing. The acting was average and the story had some good potential and the one scene where she’s Facetiming the monster, that was well done. Other than that, not much good to say about this movie.

     

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