The movie based on the cult horror character Slender Man and popular scary videogame Slender: The Eight Pages is out May 18 and its just got its first creepy trailer and poster. You can see them both below.
You can watch the trailer here or embedded below. It's remarkably light on showing the Slender Man himself, and focuses more on the effect he has on kids in the local community. The poster is below, which shows a lot more of the character than the trailer does.
The movie is directed by Sylvain White (The Losers, I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer), and is being made by Mythology Entertainment and Screen Gems. It involves a group of girls investigating a rash of disappearances in the woods, and of course the mysterious Slender Man is the one causing it. Considering the success of horror movies with iconic villains (right up to last year's IT) and how the appearance of Slender Man is one of the creepiest things about the character, it's rather surprising that the first trailer tries to get away with showing none of Slender at all.
While the Slender Man was popularized as a meme first, he really came into mainstream attention with the release of Slender: The Eight Pages, a free and exceptionally creepy PC game, which was later remade as Slender: The Arrival. What made it creepy was that it used a mechanic similar to Amnesia: The Dark Descent where it actually hurt to look at the monster, meaning you were forced to avoid looking at the creature hunting you. It's still worth checking out now
Whether the movie will be as good is another matter. We'll find out in May.