i assumed this movie would be bad. people said this movie would be bad. indeed, this movie is bad.
I knew it was going to be bad while i was walking into the theatre, but i wanted to see how bad it was for myself and i was never disappointed. The writer of the movie seamed to take the plot from The Ring and changed it just enough to involve a Slender Man. A bunch of teenage kids watch a video and then they see the Slender Man. Nothing from resembled anything from the real story, which i was kind of hoping for. If that happened, then maybe it would of made for a slightly better movie. If you have seen The Ring, by the way its a great movie, you have seen Slender ManBut yeah,"You can't spell Sony without Y."
Dam Very Disappointed in this movie.. The Director who Directed The Losers and Stomp The Yard.. I thought he could Bring Slender Man To Life but He never delivered and The Writing is HORRIBLE.. Also Hate The Plot and Characters.. My final rating 0.5/5 I hope They give Slender Man Another Shot
No Backstory Just a Rushed and Very Bad Movie
It is amazing that the Slender Man game is so much more terrifying. And it has been years that I have been this bored with a horror film. They did everything wrong that could be done wrong. Even their cheap jump scares were bad. I can't believe that Slender Man got a theatrical release either! Damn I just wish they were collecting pages in a forest.
No, I can't recommend Slender Man to anyone.
I'll sum this movie up quickly. girls yelling names in the woods .. "Carol .. Jessie ... MAGGIE! ... " .. then. "HE HAS NO FACE!" .. end scene.
What a waste. Bland, boring, and unscary. It's a shame as such an iconic character was ripe for a really rich, spooky adaptation. The end result is a vanilla exercise in obvious "scares", with paper-thin characters and terrible CGI.
I like shitty movies but this was beyond shitty.
Not what I expected. Too dark to notice the details. Too much screaming and not that scary. Overall, watchable, but nothing special.
I hear many scenes including some depicting character deaths were cut from this movie in order to avoid offending people in relation to the 2014 Slender Man stabbing.
So instead of that I'm just offended that Sony wasted 93 minutes of my life on a film where absolutely nothing happens except a showcase of low budget early 2000s CGI and an exclusive look at an extremely wide range of Sony products.
After all videogames, fanmade shorts and even an entire movie founded on kickstarter (which was very bad, btw), finally this was the first movie that we could considered made by cinema professionals. That's why I was so excited to watch it, because finally we could get a proper movie, that maybe could explain a little bit better the creature story, even if you can read it on the internet. But no we had a teenage horror drama, of this four girls that decided to summon Slenderman with a video. For sure one of the most stupid things that I have ever watched in a movie.
During the movie we see that characters are slowly getting crazy, because of Slender visions that blend the reality and take possession of them. In the end we discover that he simply take all the children and he integrate them in a tree, that should be maybe his house (?).
The movie in general was really, really bad and it is not scary at all. Not to mention that the CGI used was awful. I can understand in part, because it was a low budget movie, but still they should have done better.
What a horrible movie. Not scary at all, story just doesn't make sense, actors are bland. Did not enjoy it at all, a waste of my 1 and a half hours.
For a film based upon a highly popular horror video game, and for it to be released way after the actual time when its popularity was at its peak, it's surprising how much they missed the point when it came to explaining how Slenderman came to be as scary and as popular as it was in the first place.
The video game was super basic and never relied on too much to spook you. It was all about a fear of the dark and maybe some fears about ghosts as well. It was done in a first person perspective and whenever you see the Slenderman, your vision goes nuts, white noise to the extreme, and that's it.
In order for this film to follow suit, it simply needed to basically be The Blair Witch, found footage in dark woods for a majority of the film. Because in any Paranormal film about filming ghosts, what happens when they show up on footage? White noise and cameras malfunctioning. Found footage also never relies too heavily on story, relationships, or characters because it's usually stripped down to the basics to focus more heavily on fear tactics. This movie had random and irrelevant romances, and a mystery that is all over the place, and a lot of crap in plain daylight. It just doesn't work.... it's not scary, and it completely ignored what little story the games actually had, with collecting the pieces of paper notes in the woods.
In short, everything felt too unoriginal, unscary, overproduced, and overall incredibly stupid. It made sense that they made the movie, but zero sense in why it was made the way it was made.It missed the point entirely.
When you have nothing else to watch this could be a fun movie to watch. The only thing I really hated is that the trailer is not that bad. The trailer of this movie is actually interesting to see how this movie could have been. Sadly 50% of the trailer does not make it into the movie, and it's the good half of the trailer that got cut out of the movie. Disapointed..? yes.
Hmm...a little late don't you think.
I mean, this should have came out like four years ago when Slender Man was popular, but not now. The popularity has kinda died out.
'Slender Man' is a water down horror movie with more yawns than thrills. It's painfully dull. So boring in fact, I actually fell asleep 12 minutes into it. Of course I had to re-watch it which was horrible.
There's nothing redeemable or anything good about 'Slender Man'. The script is terrible with endless amount of horror movie clichés you thought died out for good. The cliché of how teenagers talk in these type of horror movies. Not forgetting the questionable decisions that leads to their demise.
All the performances were pretty bad and not convincing during the more "scary" elements - Just made the scenes more funny to be honest. Joey King is on a winning streak recently by starring in terrible movies, and she's really bad in the movie.
The atmosphere or tension is none existent to build up any suspense, just loud jump scares through out. Most of the quiet scenes felt like filler than anything else. When it tries to be creepy, it's embarrassing.
Overall rating: Sony, YOU HACKS!
I am thinking how bad was wasting time watching this.
"He gets in your head, like a virus."
There is no way I can approach this movie with that score without looking like I'm out of my fucking mind. I unfortunately have to side with Jeremy Jahns on this. I don't understand what makes this movie so inexplicably worse than other shit like Winchester, Truth or Dare, The First Purge, and so on. And let me just say, I don't think Slender Man is that great, far from it. I want to see what the inevitable Blu-ray extended cut will feature that hopefully completes the fractured narrative this has. To watch the first trailer and then see my favorite parts from the trailer are just flat out missing, was a bummer to me. But, I think the film offers more in the way of genuine scares and creepy imagery than most other horror movies of the last few years. All too often, we audience bitch about the use of incessant and cheap jump scares, and this one does have some, but the most memorable parts are the montages with seizure inducing flashes of disturbing and abstract pictures. It earns it's jumps and uses them in the right places. There is a strong component in this that relies on psychological horror, and asking the viewer the question, "Are these characters just imagining all of this or are they going insane?" People are complaining there is a lack of a story, but I felt it was there, just placed more subtly. This isn't a movie that has an easy to follow beat for beat story like IT or A Quiet Place. I'm not saying this is smarter written than those, no, but what's done here is reliance on the characters being appealing enough that you just follow them along as they break down mentally. Since I rather dug the teenagers here, as opposed previously mentioned trash, I found it easy to get into the transpiring events. The film is set in a small, mostly run down town, and the surprisingly not obnoxious four lead girls all have unhappy lives, one has an abusive father, and their group wish is to skip town and just go somewhere, kind of like the seniors in American Graffiti. What makes the pay off all the more a real closure is, they technically got their wish, they did leave, just not the way they wanted to. They're now in another dimension. The story starts off simple, they watch a video and then one of the friends goes missing, but the rest of the movie is them hopelessly trying find a way to stop the psychosis. One of my favorite parts is the reveal that Wren desperately used Hallie's sister as practically a sacrifice to appease the Slender Man to get him to go away. The performances these kids puts on is more raw than I expected, I actually believed I was watching some kids on the brink of mental collapse. Okay, enough spoiling, I'll get into more of the technical shit I liked. There's good use of mystery here. It could've been honed in collectively better, but they tried. This hearkens back to the glory days of The Ring and my favorite horror film of all time, Sinister, where the use of technology, old and new, is implemented in their resources figure out the Slender Man mystery. The stuff I crave that I don't seen enough films do is the "found footage" prop, or the "Once you see it, you'll shit brix" element that scares me the most. When Hallie is looking at online videos of "supposed" Slender Man encounters, pauses one, and sees the figure in the background, that's what gets to me. The fear of not knowing something was actually there is what I love; and it raises the question further, is Slender Man just tinkering with the footage or was here there? That's what this film really excels at: making you paranoid. The shots of the woods are beyond excellent. While there's a lot of dark color work, it works, as the on location shoot they did implemented a lot of fog, to highlight the silhouettes of the trees. This movie repeatedly pulls out the rug from the viewer and has the thin Slender Man emerge from an object, pole, or tree that looks like him. It happens multiple times, so eventually, you become on the edge, looking all over the screen, waiting for him to come out. Once that effect hits you, that's what you'll see when you walk outside at night. Couple that with some of the best sound design of this year, you have a movie that has quite a few tense and shake inducing sequences. Everything here has a pattern, three bell sounds, three knocks on the door, the attention to detail is exquisite at times. Maybe I'm stretching for qualities that are present in other, better, movies, but I really got a kick out of the presentation offered here. They didn't twist the mythology of the title character at all, if anything, they were too faithful, and that's why they had to cut it down. I loved the use of a real actor and costume for the Man, even if it got overshadowed by the giant CG leg monster that unwinds at the end. This is all wholly subjective, and maybe I just have the worst taste imaginable, but I have to wonder where the complaints are coming from other than picking on the movie being "made too late" or "it has no story" or other empty complaints I keep seeing regurgitated. Give credit where credit is due. I'm not saying the film is immune from criticism, I think the story is actually incomplete, but I got a massive high from it's colonial subtle creepiness and mystery restraints. Sony, please release the footage that was clearly shot, finished, and promptly cut, for the home video release. We need to see what was removed. I'm going to see this again, and later with the cut stuff, to further evaluate if maybe I was reaching here, or I actually think this movie is underrated.
With all honesty.. After giving this a second look it's still horrible but the cinematography is amazing.. Decent writing I think a little more story depth and character development would've helped this movie tremendously!!! I'm hoping they remake this and next time around put a ton of effort in it.
this movie was filled with screams and those sounds and creepy noises that gave the effect! take them all out and you'll have a simple boring movie about girls just doing some stupid things.
I had been looking forward to this film, it was not as good as I had hoped unfortunately. Still worth a watch if you;re interested in the slender man tales.
Slender by name and slender in thrills and chills, this is barely worth your time.
So, in the end he turns you into a tree? Huh, interesting.
One thing that bugged me was how they said he mainly went after kids. Those girls were grown ass teenagers (in the movie at least), so that didn't make sense. Also flying out of a window leaving broken bits everywhere? Not really consistent with the whole vanishing without a trace shtick.
They anyone not think wow, this is just like in The Ring when the whole "cursed" video thing happened? Thought so.
All I kept thinking throughout the movie was: that red headed girl would make a wonderful Merida if Disney ever decides to do a live action adaptation of Brave LOL
Didn't expect much and somehow still got disappointed by this movie. There are so many things that don't make sense it's not even funny.The worst offense is that the game relies purely on jumpscares and there aren't any of these in the movie! It's completely dull and not at all effective at making you jump out of your seat even once.
Avoid this movie as you would avoid slender man himself.