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 So is it possible to make a GOOD Slender Man movie?

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PostSubject: So is it possible to make a GOOD Slender Man movie?    Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:54 am

So recently I have been kind of thinking that many fans have attempted to make Slender Man movies with...varying degrees of success. What would make a good Slender Man movie? I mean, what makes Slender Man an interesting being to begin with, why use the character when you can just as easily use a ghost or a human killer. The fear of the unknown and the Lovecraft style horror usually put him above that, but people rarely use that 'Being of Chaos with no real goal' thing to often, or at least don't really explain it for the people. The most successful things involving Slender Man set him up as a creature that doesn't really seem to have much of an end game other than driving people insane, but could that be made interesting in a straight two hour movie?

I don't know really. What do you guys think? Is it possible to make a good Slender Man movie, or is tall, thin, and faceless better on small screens and our imaginations?
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PostSubject: Re: So is it possible to make a GOOD Slender Man movie?    Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:39 pm

Not easily, but possibly. It would require intelligent understanding of the mythos; the Slender Man has been dumbed down to lowest common denominator horror many a time before, so in order for a movie to be good it would have to be smart enough to know that atmosphere and inventive story formats are the true heart of the myth, and then find some way to transition the spirit of that into the tried-and-true format of film. It would also have to treat itself like its audience doesn't already know about the Slender Man so that it wouldn't use the familiar tropes as a crutch and could stand on its own... then again, that's also what I ask of amateur web series creators.
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PostSubject: Re: So is it possible to make a GOOD Slender Man movie?    Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:57 am

I have faith in the guys making the MH spinoff movie.
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PostSubject: Re: So is it possible to make a GOOD Slender Man movie?    Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:16 pm

Nah, it'd be easy if someone was willing to put up the money and not force the story to fit into a conventional narrative. Even without the found-footage trope (though doing it as found-footage might be easiest) I think it's mainly just a matter of realizing that Slenderman isn't a character, he's a force of nature. I know, that seems like a fairly obvious thing but a lot of the less engaging attempts at movies seem to want to focus on the individual scares but without giving us a real reason to anticipate being afraid.

Having an antagonist that doesn't actively do a lot can work if you are willing to make some memorable characters and, at least in this case, I think go with a more non-linear story. Think something like Lost Highway. Of course that's mainly just my preference for more mind bending Cosmic horror. A lot of the ones that are big budget (bigger than current youtube vlogs at least) like Hylo, Entity, or The Slender Man seem to be sticking with a more conventional story, either closer to psychological thriller or slasher. I'd be pretty happy if it turned out to be more like a House of Voices (aka Saint Ange) or Lovely Molly (if better acted).
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