Sony Pictures Entertainment has released the first full-length trailer for its upcoming folk-horror motion picture, Slender Man. Based on an urban legend originating on web forums, the myth has taken on a life of its own, spawning not only the Sony film, but also the 2013 video game Slender: The Arrival. The Slender Man tale was eve blamed on a real-life stabbing involving Wisconsin schoolgirls in 2014.
Sony’s Slender Man is slated for release on Friday, August 24th – the movies was previously set for a May 18th launch.
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 that she is, in fact, his latest victim.
- Editor’s Note: This article was updated on 1/24/2018 to reflect the adjusted release date.