New ‘Slender Man’ Trailer Looks a Cut Above the Average Teen Horror Flick (VIDEO)

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brian-mcgee - July 26, 2018


I think we've all come to expect the worst from your average horror film aimed at teens, if only because so few of them have any sort of style or visual acumen all their own. The new film Slender Man seems, on the surface at least, to be another one of those disposable clones of every other boogeyman movie, but there's some visual flair in this new trailer that leads me to believe this one might be a cut above the rest.

The first trailer was a disaster of jump cuts and cheap scares straight out of any number of forgettable horror flicks like The Bye Bye Man, but this new trailer shows a more atmospheric take. Now, it could be the same garbage movie that got bumped back from May to August and they just recut the trailer to give it a more unique feel, but part of me hopes that the extra time in post-production was used to craft a better film.

Ah, who am I kidding? This thing will come out and be forgotten about all in the same week. It'd be nice to get a horror film that actually puts some thought into its subject matter, but considering this began life as an internet "creepy pasta" meme, I just don't know if that'll be the case. Slender Man opens in theaters nationwide on August 10.