So 2017 is only a few days old, but the breakout star so far is Slenderman. He’s the terrifying internet meme turned real-life crime inspiration who is soon to be the subject of an HBO documentary, which just got a premiere date. And now, we have news of a feature film.
On July 29, 2011, a YouTube channel named “Tulpa Effect” uploaded a vlog where a woman named Marissa explained that her boyfriend, Roger, had acquired a new obsession: Slender Man.
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Nightmare material: NY Mag’s in-depth exploration of the crime in which two 12-year-old girls stabbed a playmate to appease “Slender Man” is essential true-crime reading; though their victim survived, the case evokes the fantasy-driven killing that inspired Heavenly Creatures, but with a distressingly modern twist.
Slender Man is what happens when the Internet gets involved in the folklore business. Created on a sunny June day in the Something Awful forums, Slender Man started as a couple of creepy photoshopped images and evolved into a full-blown monster meme about a paranormal creature with a blank face, dark suit, and…