This is the feature film adaptation based on the increasingly popular lore surrounding the mythology of "Slender Man".
Slender Man generally appears (in modern times) as a
tall man in a black suit with no eyes, mouth, or clearly defined facial features. He is shown to stalk his victims for years at a time as early as childhood for reasons unknown, torturing them mentally before ultimately murdering them or causing them to mysteriously disappear. The internet popularity of Slender Man has spawned a massive amount of community created content in the form of short stories and videos.
The most important factor about Slender Man is the mystery... Who, or what, is he? What does he want? Where does he come from? Are there even answers to these questions, or will the pursuit of answers to these questions just raise even greater questions?
This feature film will set out to give this character the treatment it deserves: a truly terrifying and thought provoking horror experience. Also, at it's core, the film will discuss the theme of whether it is worse to be afraid of the dark (the unknown), or to be afraid of the light (truth).
(UPDATED)The film tells the story of a young man recovering from a troubled
past, who visits his childhood home to take care of his ill mother while
his negligent step-father leaves town on business. Complications arise
when he begins to be stalked by a mysterious old man, which rekindles
the return of vivid nightmares and hallucinations about a terrifying
figure called "The Slender Man" as well as unexplainable bouts of memory
loss. After discovering clues about his father's disappearance when he
was a child, he begins to unravel pieces of a deep terrifying puzzle linking
the disappearance to the The Slender Man, leading him down a dark path from which he can never return.
Currently, the project is in pre-production and scripting stage. Once completed, we will immediately begin location scouting and casting before entering production. Once production is complete and the film finishes the post-production phase, the film will be shopped around to various studios and distribution companies as well as entered into various high-profile reputable film festivals worldwide.
So what will the funds be used for? Simply put: quality. This film will be shot with professional equipment by professionals, and feature professional actors on screen... all who do this for a living. This is the real deal!
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Steven Belcher served as the Producer, Director of Photography, and Editor on award-winning (Best Film) short thriller "Flat-Tire" as well as award-winning (Best Film) feature film "The Human Web". Both of which are independent films.
He's also worked on projects for Under Armour, GEICO, The Disney Channel, The Department of Labor, and ESPN.
PLUS: "Slender Man" (actor) will record a personalized voice mail message for you (based on your text and up to one minute long) and we will upgrade your credit to ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (instead of other credits) of the finished film.
All the above, PLUS: Invitations to all future related film festivals/premieres/press events, PAID admission for you and a guest to film festival and/or premiere of choice (travel and lodging not included), and we will upgrade you to a PRODUCER credit (instead of other credits) of the finished film.