Slenderman

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Slenderman

Photo provided by: https://movieweb.com

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Sylvain White’s 2018 horror film, “Slenderman”, follows a group of four students who summon an old legend, Slenderman, who soon starts to terrorize them. When the terror stretches beyond their friend group, the girls struggle to end their suffering and horror through the town.

Slenderman was featured in a horror game released in June of 2012, which took social media by storm as many were addicted to playing it. After six years, it does not make sense to create a movie featuring the overdue trend. Filmmakers are turning to books, movies, games, or comics to generate ideas, but the topic of Slenderman was one of the lowest and most degrading choices that could have been made because of its age; it shames decent horror movies.

This film’s plot was undeveloped and had no steady progression. Some characters were mentioned a few times, then were never seen again, which left gaps in the plot. Additionally, it was very cliche and predictable and felt a lot like every other horror movie. The writing itself was horrible, and made the characters seem idiotic and uneducated. The characters were annoying and rude, which made the movie unenjoyable to watch. The acting was mediocre and would have been much better if the casting director hired real actors and actresses, not ones who could just say their lines without a great expression of emotion.

The computer generated imagery (CGI) that was used to create Slenderman was atrocious, and could have been done better on someone’s iPhone, as it was unrealistic. There was nothing unique to the set, as it was primarily a forest, but the density of the trees could have been established better, as it looked like a backyard in many of the scenes.

If the legend of Slenderman game was relevant in 2018, this movie would have been better. However, due to how the movie was made, it was almost as if playing the actual game is more entertaining than watching a dull and idiotic adaptation that attempted to revive something which should have been forgotten.

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