First 'Slender Man' Movie Trailer Released

Be careful when you head to the movie theaters in 2018, because Slender Man might be lurking in the shadows!

The first poster for Screen Gems and Sony's Slender Man movie was released through IGN on Tuesday, and it was followed on Wednesday morning by the first full trailer for the film. Just like the legend it's based on, this movie looks terrifying.

Slender Man is the first fictional movie based on the pop culture entity, who was created as a part of an online challenge. On the Something Awful forums, users were asked to make normal photos terrifying, and a man by the name of Eric Knudsen created the tall and lanky Slender Man figure.

Since his creation, Slender Man has become a horror phenomenon. Various video games and documentaries about the devilish character were created over the past few years, making his popularity grow even more.

Sadly, in 2014, fiction was blended with reality when two 12-year-old girls attacked their friend because they believed that the Slender Man required a sacrifice from them.

The Slender Man film was directed by Sylvain White and stars Jaz Sinclair, Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Annalise Basso, Alex Fitzalan and Kevin Chapman. The movie is set to hit theaters on May 18, 2018.

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