Popular Culture: The Slender Man

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few you’ve probably heard about the stories about a creature known as The Slender Man.
He looks like a man, but he’s very tall, some say up to 8ft tall, with elongated, stick thin arms and legs. Some art depicts him with black tentacles that protrude from his back which he can retract at will. His face is blank and featureless, almost although it is covered by a thin veil and he’s always wearing a black or pinstripe suit with coattails and sometimes a bowler or top hat. He appears to float around rather than walk, which suggests the possibility of him being an ethereal being rather than a creature or a man, and it’s said that he can materialize in any place. According to the stories he lives in the woods and stalks children, although what his motives are remain a mystery.
The elusive Slender Man might not be real but his influence on popular culture can’t be ignored – he’s an extremely popular figure especially with children and impressionable teenagers. But where does he come from? Here are 15 creepy facts about Slender Man that you might not want to read right before bedtime…

15 We Don’t Know What Happens To His Victims
Very few stories about Slender Man end with graphic
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He also drew inspiration from the character known as the Tall Man in the 1979 movie Phantasm, survival horror games like Silent Hill and Resident Evil and the literary work of H.P Lovecraft and William S. Burroughs. He said that his intention was “to formulate something whose motivations can barely be comprehended, and [which caused] unease and terror in a general population." Judging by the way that people have become so attached to this blank-faced suited character we think it’s safe to say that he achieved his objective on this
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