“The new horror movie “Slender Man” is opening in some 20 theaters in the Chicago area and many more nationwide Friday — but not in the Milwaukee area.
“The movie draws from the same Internet meme that inspired the events in the 2014 Slender Man stabbing case in Waukesha, Wisconsin, but tells a different story.
“In the movie, high school girls in a small town in Massachusetts enact a ritual they think will debunk the story of Slender Man, a shadowy figure behind all sorts of evil.
“But when one of the girls disappears, the others become convinced he’s not only real, but close to killing their friend.
“In the Waukesha case, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, both 12 at the time, were charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide for stabbing classmate Payton Leutner 19 times and leaving her for dead.”
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