Interesting. I suppose it was somewhat inevitable, but I do wonder how they’ll go considering real murders happened.
“The trailer for Sony Pictures’ upcoming horror film Slender Man has been criticised by the family of a teenage girl involved in a 2014 attack inspired by the online urban legend.
“Bill Weier, whose 12-year-old daughter stabbed a classmate 19 times in service of the fictional ‘Slender Man’, has claimed that Sony’s new horror film is exploiting a “tragedy”…
“Slender Man, a character created in 2009 by Eric Knudsen as part of a Photoshop contest, spread around the internet through blogs and forums.
“He is a supernatural figure, depicted as an unnaturally tall and gaunt man with a blank face, who abducts children and causes paranoia and delusions.
“In 2014, Weier’s daughter Anissa and friend Morgan Geyser took their classmate Payton Leutner into a wooded area of a Wisconsin suburb, where the pair stabbed her 19 times.”
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