Sony is Giving 'Slender Man' his Big Screen Debut

By: Riley von Niessen - May 10, 2016
References: nytimes & engadget
'Slender Man' is a figure of horror born and bred in the confines of internet culture. He quickly went viral and his legend became a thing of jokes and nightmares, depending on how easy you are to scare. His myth originated on '4chan' back in 2009 and his haunting face-less image was soon spread through memes, consistently seen in Halloween costumes and stories re-imagined among friends. The tall mannequin-like figure is creepy enough to scare people simply by appearing in an image, however Sony has picked up the tale for a full-length movie rendition.

As the New York Times writes, "It’s rare for a meme to attract Hollywood’s attention, but three production studios see potential in turning Slender Man into a video game, a TV show, a virtual reality experience or even a (very creepy) doll," as well as a mainstream movie. Although Slender Man has been the focus of other short films and was said to be an influence for the massively popular 'American Horror Story' series, this will be the first time the character will see his debut on such a large scale.