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Friday, January 5, 2018

New SLENDER MAN Film Faces Controversy as One Victim's Family Fires Out Complaint

You begin to wonder why this kind of thing never happens to other real-life true stories, which some films are based on. But it turns out that SLENDER MAN, the CreepyPasta phenomenon that went so heavily viral, still burns a major hole in some hearts out there. Just not in the scary death way.

First Off, If You Haven't Seen the Trailer for the New SLENDER MAN Movie....


You can check it out right here. I'm not posting the embed for a reason: out of respect. And here's
why:

One particular father, a father of a real victim of the true Slender Man incidents we've heard of on the news, Bill Weier, spoke out on the fact that Sony has just debuted an undeniably creepy trailer for the upcoming film (totally blowing away the cheap and lousy imitation that was THE BYE BYE MAN). This is what Weier had to say about Sony bringing out a real-life depiction on the horror that is the Slender Man --
"It's absurd they want to make a movie like this. It's popularizing a tragedy is what it's doing. I'm not surprised, but in my opinion, it's extremely distasteful. All we're doing is extending the pain all three of these families have gone through."
....Ouch.

I'm on the Fence With This: for a Lot of Reasons....


Let me reiterate.... I can't imagine the horrors these parents have gone through regarding tragedies like this, which is why I can't in good conscience even post this trailer (which I've seen, and has paralyzed me from watching it). Did Sony make a move in bad taste to develop such a film? Potentially.... I at this moment can't even pass judgment.

There are ways to go about this without sensationalizing the entire story and just aiming to honor those victims. I can only imagine Sony will do just that if they haven't already. This won't be about cheap scares -- but an in-depth look at what happened, why it happened, and something that can say for certain that it will never happen again.

This is honestly why a lot of these films based on true events do so well. They're real. They provide a snapshot of humanity that tells you: this isn't fake. You're watching something that really did happen, and you should be aware of that. It tunes you in to the world and illustrates it for you in a way that even news stories can't.

I Support All Those Parents More Than Anything.... And I Definitely Can Say There Will Be Some People Out There Who Won't See This Film....


But will I see it? Possibly. I haven't quite decided as of yet. Would I want to see it? Possibly. For the purpose of knowing exactly what these victims went through -- and to remember it well. Because it literally could happen to anyone --

Your daughter. Your son. Your friend. Anyone.

I can only hope Sony keeps that in mind, displaying something in the credits -- both in opening and ending. These victims deserve exactly that.

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