We’re nearing the end of October and so far I have seen a couple of horror films but haven’t reviewed any of them!
I know, shocking, me a horror fanatic without a horror movie review during the month of Halloween.
But that is going to change, because today I am writing a review for a highly anticipated movie. One that horror game fanatics have been waiting for.
For those of you unfamiliar with the gaming world or specifically the horror gaming genre, slender man the movie is based on an Indie game.
Back in 2012 (not that long ago actually) Mark J. Hadley created a game known as Slender: the eight pages. Where the goal is to collect 8 manuscripts scattered around in a forest. Each page you collect draws the creature nearer. Sounds simple enough right?
Well the thing which makes the game scary is the combination of music, static noices, darkness and of course jump scares. It is the recipe for a good horror game even if it is incredible simple.
After the first Slender game, more versions were created and after 6 years a movie was finally based on the folklore of Slender-man.
Now no worries, no spoilers for this movie. The movie revolves around teenagers summoning the Slender man. Thinking it’s all a game or a joke and of course it turns out to be anything but. Slowly one by one the four teenagers encounter this horror, a creature with no face dressed in a suit.
After the first girl goes missing the other 3 girls try to look for ways to bring her back. But will they or will they succumb to the creature?
It all sounds like a standard recipe to make a horror movie, doesn’t it? To me this means the movie could have gone either way, either with a brilliant bang or a lousy fart (yes, I said fart).
I had high hopes for this movie as I enjoyed the Slender games. You can probably already guess the outcome of my conclusion.
This movie sucked. I really did not enjoy it. Sure a good jump scare here and there, but oh boy…the movie was lame. Not to hate on the cast, I thought they were okay. The story is what sucked.
One thing which also annoyed me to my very core, is that the Trailer of this movie contained a couple of scenes which never made it into the movie. How lame is that?
Very disappointing overall.
I rate this movie a 4 out of 10 stars.