‘Slender Man’ Trailer: Full of Gross-Out Maggots and Other Creepy Stuff!
Slender Man, the creepypasta monster who makes up for not having a face by having extra long arms, has been creeping on us internet-dwellers for almost a decade. But I only just realized I don’t know if there’s any kind of official Slender Man canon. Does he have specific powers? Is he a Michael Myers-type serial killer, or a Freddy Krueger-type reality-warper? How does kidnapping kids make him feel? What are Slender Man’s hopes, wants, and dreams?
All of these questions will presumably not be answered in the upcoming Slender Man movie. But there is a trailer at least! And man is it ever full of some spooky-ass stuff. Take a look:
There are a lot of maggots and eyeball-pokes and haunting child singing going on in this trailer. It almost feels like this movie is just going to be a tone piece about, I don’t know, the general idea of foreboding?
And maybe that’s the move for a Slender Man movie — two hours of vaguely unsettling images and nondescript outlines of a long-limbed man in a foggy forest. That captures the experience of staying up late and reading creepypastas, right? It’s not like you follow a single story — you just bop around the internet, look at a picture of a Smile Dog, and feel generally afraid. Honestly, this trailer’s bizarre mish-mash of nightmare stuff is everything I could ever want out of a creepypasta movie.
Well, almost. There’s one thing I do during jump scares I’d love to see brought into the movie.
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