Latest trailer for 'Slender Man' gives audiences a closer look at the suited creature who will terrorize them come August 10
The new trailer for Sylvain White's 'Slender Man' unleashes the full horror of the suited supernatural entity
Sylvain White's upcoming supernatural horror thriller 'Slender Man' just dropped its second trailer, giving audiences a closer look at the being that will be terrorizing them come August 10. The unnaturally tall humanoid with a featureless head and face and commonly depicted as wearing a black suit became a part of internet folklore in the early 2010s, spawning two video games — 'Slender: The Eight Pages' and 'Slender: The Arrival' — and now, his very own feature film.
"Once you see him, you can't unsee him," a voice announces as we're introduced to the group of four high school girls — Wren (Joey King), Julia Goldani Telles (Hallie), Jaz Sinclair (Chloe), and Annalise Basso (Piper) — around whom the story will revolve.
An official description for the movie reads: "A group of teenage girls attempt to investigate the mystery of the Slender Man after a friend of theirs goes missing, only to become haunted by the Slender Man themselves," with the trailer revealing the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the friend, Katie, and the possible involvement of a supernatural being in the mysterious events plaguing their town.
Considering the fact that Slender Man originated as a creepypasta internet meme in the forums of comedy website Something Awful, it felt apt that the four friends come across his legend while trawling through what appears to be Katie's internet history. Little do they know that they've just brought the curse upon themselves.
Unbeknownst to the consequences, they decide to summon Slender Man themselves, hoping they can rescue their friend in the process. "Those who hear the three bells toll accept his invitation. Once you hear the first, you must close your eyes, opening them only when you've heard the third," the trailer proclaims, and soon enough, each finds themselves entrapped within the suited nightmare's horrors.
"He gets in your head like a virus"; "Some he takes, some he drives mad," a voice warns but it's too late. Distorted visions, peculiar sounds, warped voices, and psychotic breakdowns follow and as hope slowly fades, they must find a way to end the haunting for good.
Also starring in supporting roles in the movie are Talitha Bateman as Zoey, Alex Fitzalan as Tom, Kevin Chapman as Mr. Jensen, and Javier Botet as the eponymous Slender Man. White will be directing a script penned by David Birke.
Bradley J Fischer produces alongside James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Robyn Meisinger, and Sarah Snow. Ramin Djawadi and Brandon Campbell have composed the score for the movie, which will be distributed in the United States by Screen Gems.
Watch the new trailer for 'Slender Man' here: