Slenderman on the Silver Screen

It looks like Slenderman is coming to the silver screen.  In a move that should surprise nobody, Hollywood has finally decided to cash in on the popularity of the horrific internet meme.  But is a meme all the Slenderman is?  Since gaining popularity online, the unnaturally skinny terror has reportedly been seen by people around the world.  In fact, if you want to see supposed video footage of the gaunt ghoul, there is a list of such videos here; although none of them were especially convincing to me.  But while evidence of his existence is debatable at best, there's no denying Slenderman's influence in reality.  Those of us who live in Wisconsin aren't likely to soon forget the two girls on trial for attempting to murder their classmate in order to please the emaciated monstrosity.  It is with this in mind that I am reluctant to wish success for the film.  Regardless of his objective reality, the influence of Slenderman is very real, and I'd hate to see anyone else get hurt as a result.  Maybe it's time to just put this particular boogeyman to bed.

Yours in Impossibility,


Tobias Wayland