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Slender Man Is Still Making People Uneasy — But Now for New Reasons
Among these things is Slender Man, a sinister-looking fictional character the two other girls, also 12, cited as the impetus for the attack. They told the authorities that they believed Slender Man was real, that he lived in a mansion in the Northwoods of Wisconsin and that they needed to kill to prove themselves worthy to him. They were charged as adults with attempted murder. School leaders here are reeling, trying to tamp down rumors about the attack and those involved while maintaining some level of normality for nervous students. Parents are stunned, some considering new limits on play dates, sleepovers, even church youth group gatherings. Students, who were already wrestling with the painful social structure that is middle school, seem perplexed and left with a new wariness about friendship. I was starting to get over that and start to trust people.
A Wisconsin teenager was sentenced on Thursday to 40 years in a psychiatric hospital for trying to kill a friend to gain the favor of Slender Man, a fictional internet character. The girl, Morgan Geyser, 15, pleaded guilty last year to attempted first-degree intentional homicide as part of a deal in which prosecutors agreed not to seek prison time. Her lawyers and doctors said that when she and another friend, Anissa Weier, who were both 12 at the time, committed the crime, Ms. Geyser was delusional as a result of schizophrenia and psychotic spectrum disorder. Weier pleaded guilty to a lesser charge — being a party to attempted second-degree intentional homicide — and was sentenced in December to 25 years in a psychiatric hospital. Two doctors called by the defense testified to that effect.
Fans have long awaited the cinematic rise of Slender Man. The sinister meme received nationwide attention in when it was cited as the inspiration for a high-profile crime: two year-old girls in Waukesha, Wis. Officials said that act was inspired by a desire to impress Slender Man. Both girls are still awaiting trial. Screen Gems, a division of Sony Entertainment, is negotiating with Mythology to produce and distribute a movie based on the horror meme, according to an email from Annalee Paulo, a spokeswoman for the producers. The script is still being written, but the film could begin production as early as this fall. The movie announcement, though, elicited frustration from some fans online.
The Slender Man also known as Slenderman is a fictional supernatural character that originated as a creepypasta Internet meme created by Something Awful forums user Eric Knudsen also known as "Victor Surge" in Stories of the Slender Man commonly feature him stalking, abducting or traumatizing people, particularly children. Outside of online fiction, the Slender Man has become an internet icon and has influenced popular culture, having been referenced in the video game Minecraft with the Enderman character and generated video games of his own, such as Slender: The Eight Pages and Slender: The Arrival. He has also appeared in a film adaptation of Marble Hornets , where he was portrayed by Doug Jones , and an eponymous film , where he was portrayed by Javier Botet. Beginning in , a moral panic occurred over the Slender Man after readers of his fiction were connected to several violent acts, particularly a near-fatal stabbing of a year-old girl in Waukesha , Wisconsin.
Slenderman, a fictional character said to have inspired two young Wisconsin girls to stab a third, continues to disturb America. Gabler wrote:. In a statement released to the Associated Press, Mr. Others see the case as a symptom of something larger. For John Kass at The Chicago Tribune, that something is a culture fascinated with mythical evil-doers:.