Who’s that guy standing way off in the distance, just behind that tree? Why, it’s the Slenderman, the modern monster that has captured the attention of everyone from posters on Reddit and Deviant Art to local and national news reporters all across America. And now, the Slenderman movie is about to arrive.
The Slenderman may not be a true folk figure in the traditional sense, but in an era of internet memes, he definitely qualifies as an embodiment of terror deliberately tailored for the iPhone generation, and folklore scholars tend to agree. But just who is the urban legend known as Slenderman? Read on… if you dare!