'Extremely distasteful': Father of Slender Man attacker slams horror film


"It's absurd they want to make a movie like this", Bill Weier told the Hollywood Reporter. "All we're doing is extending the pain all three of these families have gone through", Weier said. Both girls told detectives they had to kill their classmate to protect their families from Slender Man. After being stabbed 19 times, Leutner was rushed to a hospital where she was treated and eventually recovered from her wounds.

Media representatives for Sony Pictures did not reply to an email requesting comment. Last December, Anissa Weier, who is now 15 years old, was sentenced to 25 years in a state mental institution.

Not to be confused with the real-life documentary of the same name comes fictional new horror movie Slender Man, taking place in a small town in MA and following the story of four high school girls who perform a ritual in a bid to debunk the lore behind the titular horror character. He's typically depicted as a slim, spidery figure in a black suit with a featureless white face that preys on children. The upcoming Slender Man project will mark the character's first appearance in a feature-length film.

Slender Man, whose trailer came out this week, is about four high school girls who perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the myth of Slender Man, an unnaturally tall, faceless man who stalks children in forests and can foster paranoia in those who believe in him.

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Ah Slender Man, the Internet phenomenon that has somehow become an incredibly deranged myth in the real world. Days after the Wisconsin stabbing, a 13-year-old girl in Hamilton County, Ohio, attacked her mother with a knife.

Based on the trailer, which was trending on YouTube by Thursday, it takes a more traditional horror approach to the case, which has already been the subject of an HBO documentary, Beware of Slenderman, which featured interviews with the families of the girls involved.

With that said, the petition and movement are not exactly giving the film an accurate description in our eyes.