The character appeared in many works of fiction since then, until in 2014 when it’s name was connected to a near-fatal stabbing of a 12-year-old girl in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Basically it was a meme that got out of hand and Sony released a film called Slender Man in 2018 that no-one neither liked, nor watched. So there’s that.
But now there’s sort-of a new film about the Slenderman – in the sense that it would be if they could get the image rights, I imagine – and it’s called Mercy Black. Think how Nosferatu only exists because the Film Arts Guild couldn’t get the rights for Bram Stokers Dracula.
So this film is like the modern day Nosferatu? No probably not. Is it good? Apparently isn’t pretty darn “disturbing” and “freaky”. Especially at the end.
The film follows Marina Hess as she’s released from a psychiatric hospital 15 years after stabbing a young girl to impress the thing known as Mercy Black.
Once she’s out, she goes to live with her sister Alice and nephew Bryce. Annoyingly, Bryce is really into the Mercy Black thing and he does the worst possible thing, by getting Marina back into it.
Blah blah blah Marina’s obsessed again! Uh oh!
You wouldn’t know it, but the film’s on Netflix (I seriously doubt even the CEO knows everything that’s on Netflix) and you can watch it now, if you want…
Not sure I’ll watch it.
I just don’t see the appeal in being scared and not sleeping.
Not my bag.
Images via Universal