Slender Man (2018)

Slender Man (2018)

2018 | PG-13 | 93 Minutes

Horror

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 tha...

Overall Rating

2 / 10
Verdict: Awful

User Review

  • Slender Man should've taken me instead. Five years too late I'm afraid, although to be quite frank the year of release does not matter. It's still a terrible film regardless. Have Hollywood seriously run out of ideas that they are now resorting to popular viral memes? 'The Bye Bye Man' meets 'The Ring' with a sprinkle of every other generic horror film from the past ten years. Was so close to walking out, honestly. A small group of friends watch a video that will "summon Slender Man", which consequently allows the titular mythological being to haunt them and possibly "take them to a secret world". Aside from the dreary cinematography and a decent performance from King, there is nothing to make me recommend this. Nothing! For a creature that's supposed to be well hidden, he seems to be flipping damn everywhere. Does Slender Man ever catch a break? Is this his full time job? Stalking children and taking them? I wonder what we could compare that to...(hint: a well-dressed pedophile)! Sorry not sorry. It's just another case of stupid characters doing insufferably stupid things. "Don't watch the video", "Ok I won't"...guess what? They watched it. "Don't take your blindfold off", "Ok I won't"...guess what? They did. The constant prowling in the woods in the middle of the night in total solitude was relentlessly dumb. Of course he is going to take you, you're all practically offering yourselves to him! Want me to make a sign for you? "We luv Slender Man. Take us! xoxox". Christ! The reliance of jump scares is fine, I expected it. But when they aren't even frightening, it just infuriates me. Enough with the loud pointless noises of someone walking! The cheap visual effects and horrifically terrible ending was the icing on the cake. I was done. No more. I'm out. Slender Man, I offer myself to you. Take me or, better yet, take your inept film and merge it into a tree.