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The Slenderman is a 2016 Horror Found Footage film that is based off of the computer game and the Creepypasta story of the same name. The film stars Alex Russell, Madison Riley, Michael B. Jordan, Chace Crawford, Katrina Bowden, Scout Taylor Compton, Steven R. McQueen, Michael Bailey Smith, Emma Watson, Nico Tortorella, David Born and Kaitlyn Maher.

Plot

7 college film crew students from a town in a small town in Ohio are camping out deep in the woods so they can party, drink beer, have sex, have BBQs but their leader, Chet wanted them to come along to catch footage of The Slenderman due to there have being several disappearances of toddlers, children, pre-teens, and teenagers around the area they are in for the past century and he thinks it is Slenderman because he has been hearing The Legend of Slenderman since he was a child. During their camp out, they meet and ally with 2 young hikers who know a lot about the background of Slenderman and tells them all about the monster. They asked Chet and his friends if they want to help them catch proof that The Slenderman is real and they all agree to it. When night time falls, they start hearing noises in the woods, feel like they are being watched, they keep on finding sinister drawings of The Slenderman telling them to get out, and Have You Seen Me flyers of all the disappearing children and teenagers of Evergreen all around the woods, and everybody is disappearing one by one. Who or What is out there watching them?

Tagline

Deep in the woods lives an ancient horror.

Cast

Alex Russell as Chet Jones - He is a 23 year old boy who lives in a town called Pine Hills with his family and his friends where he goes to college. Chet owns several video cameras because he likes documenting and making his own plans for movies. He is obsessed with myths, campfire stories, and legends like Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, and Aliens. His also loves partying with his friends and having sex with his girlfriend. Chet has a journal where he collects newspaper and magazine articles of children, toddlers, pre-teens and teenagers of Pine Hills disappearing in homes, neighborhoods, playgrounds, and in the woods. The disappearances have been happening for the past century. Chet's newest articles in his journal are a school bus full of kindergarteners disappearing in the woods while going on a field trip and 8 high school students disappearing in the woods after leaving from the Prom and all that was left of the teenagers were there crashed car deep in the woods which happened a few weeks ago. The reason Chet collects articles of disappearing juveniles is because he thinks the person responsible for all the disappearances is an evil entity that is known as The Slenderman and he wants to prove to everybody that Slenderman exists. Chet tells all his friends to come on a camping trip with him in the woods for the weekend and they agree to go with him. Chet brings all his cameras to the camping trip so he can catch footage of The Slenderman. While hiking out to look for a good camping spot, they bump into two young hikers named David and his girlfriend Rachel who befriend them and camp with them. When night time, falls David and Rachel tell them an ancient story about Slenderman and tells the gang that they should go back to town because the woods aren't safe once night falls. After one night in the woods when two of Chet's friends Jenna and Brad went to have sex in the woods, they haven't returned without calling or texting and that's when he knew something is wrong. Sooon when it is nighttime hits, him and his friends went hiking in the woods to find Jenna and Brooke to see if they are alright but they are about to encounter a nightmare.

Madison Riley as Amanda Miller - She is one of the film students who is the girlfriend of Chet and the best friend of Jenna. Amanda is a seductive, rich, spoiled, kind and big hearted perky blond 23 year old college student that loves showing off her sexy body and seducing every male she comes across so she can make them do what ever they want. Amanda loves partying, drinking beer and having sex with her boyfriend. Amanda usually wears expensive sexy clothing to seduce men in whatever she wants. She agrees to go camping with her boyfriend and the rest of her friends so she can show off her sexy body and seduce her male friends. Amanda befriends Rachel and David who are two hikers they meet in the woods while camping and tells her and her friends about the Legend of Slenderman and decides to help them catch footage of Slenderman.

Michael B. Jordan as Mike Thomas - He is one of the film students who is the best friend of Chet. He is a strong, athletic and good hearted 25 year old college student who loves partying with his friends and playing professional basketball. What Mike loves more then sports is sex and he has had unprotected sex with a lot of his female college classmates which makes him a womanizer but he still is very caring and loyal. Mike's biggest goal is to join the NBA and become a famous basketball player. Mike agrees to go camping with Chet and the rest of his friends so he can party, drink beer, and masturbate to Playboy Magazines in the bushes. Mike befriends Rachel and David who are two hikers they meet in the woods while camping and tells him and his friends about The Legend of Slenderman and decides to help them catch footage of Slenderman.

Chace Crawford as Brad Rogers - He is one of the film students who is a close friend of Chet and the boyfriend of Jenna. Brad is a strong minded, intelligent, fun-spirited and athletic 24 year old college student that has film class with Chet and like Chet loves documenting things with his video camera. Brad also has an interest in sports like football, basketball, and track. His real name is Brady but his friends and family call him Brad for short. Brad works as a car mechanic at an Auto shop. He is Chet's roommate in the dorm at college and they have been friends since 7th Grade and they have acted as brother figures towards each other. Brad agrees to go camping with Chet and the rest of his friends so he can party, drink beer and have sex with his girlfriend. Brad befriends Rachel and David who are two hikers they meet in the woods while camping and tells him and his friends about The Legend of Slenderman and decides to help them catch footage of Slenderman.

Katrina Bowden as Jenna Brookes - She is one of film students, the pregnant girlfriend of Brad and the best friend of Amanda. Jenna is a sexy, intelligent and sweet 23 year old college student. Jenna has a sense of adventure and wants to travel around the world in different countries with her boyfriend and future child. She works as a hair stylist at a beauty salon. Jenna is Crystal and Amanda's roommate in the dorm at the college. Ever since Jenna was pregnant, she doesn't really like being around alcohol or drugs because she hopes to give birth to a perfect, healthy baby. Jenna agrees to go camping with Chet and the rest of her friends so she can party with all her friends. Jenna befriends Rachel and David who are two hikers they meet in the woods while camping and tells her and her friends about The Legend of Slenderman and decides to help them catch footage of Slenderman.

Scout Taylor Compton as Crystal Elwood - She is one of the film students who is a close friend of Jenna and Amanda. Crystal is a good hearted, strong, tomboyish, and loyal 24 year old college student. Crystal is a tough, yet beautiful brunette haired girl that loves hanging out with her female friends but most of her interests are guy-type activities. Crystal mostly dresses up in emo or in black clothing and she is usually listening to Rock music or Marilyn Manson's songs on her phone. Crystal agrees to go camping with Chet and the rest of her friends so she can party and listen to her music. Crystal befriends Rachel and David who are two hikers they meet in the woods while camping and tells her and her friends about The Legend of Slenderman and decides to help them catch footage of Slenderman. It is revealed by one of her friends that Crystal is a lesbian.

Steven R. McQueen as Lane Stewarts - He is one of the film students and a close friend of Chet. Lane is a nerdy, strong, supportive, and big hearted 22 year old college student. Leonard is very quiet and mostly mutters his words. Lane is also very strong minded and intelligent and has an interest in mathematics, history and science but he also has a hilarious sense of humor, adventuring and loves discovering new things every day. Lane agrees to go camping with Chet and the rest of his friends so he can party and adventure. Lane befriends Rachel and David who are two hikers they meet in the woods while camping and tells him and his friends about The Legend of Slenderman and decides to help them catch footage of Slenderman.

Michael Bailey Smith as The Slenderman - The Slenderman is an faceless evil entity that has lived for the past centuries and has been known to murdering and kidnapping children. The Slenderman is tall, thin and faceless with tentacles growing from it's back. He has pale white skin and wears a black suit. In a town in Ohio called Pine Hills there have been disappearances of toddlers, children, pre-teens, and teenagers in the woods for the past 10 years and people don't know why or who is causing. They think it is because of pedophiles and child predators. Children and teenagers have been disappearing in parks, playgrounds, their neighorhoods & homes, and at their school and people still don't know how it is happening. 7 college students think it is Slenderman and want to prove to everyone they think it is Slenderman. The 7 college students ally with 2 other college students that know a lot about Slenderman and want to help them prove that he is real. Slenderman has been watching and killing them and has been collecting several Have You Seen Me flyers of everybody he killed and kidnapped. Slenderman can be defeated but he can never be killed. The Slenderman can also turn into many forms like demons, ghouls, and the ghosts of his victims. No one has ever tried to stop or kill him because he always kills them first. People refer to him as "The Tall Man", or "Satan".

Emma Watson as Rachel - She is one of the hikers that befriend Chet and all his friends. Rachel is a strong, adventurous, and tomboyish woman in her mid 20s. When Chet and his friends are hiking in the woods looking for a camp site, they bump into Rachel and her boyfriend David hiking as well and befriend them. While they are all hiking for a camp site, David and Rachel warned them that they should find a camp site fast because she noticed it was nearly night. Soon they find a camp site with an outlet and they have a BBQ. When it is night and they make a campfire, Rachel and David tell the story about all the disapearences of the young children and teenagers and they think it's Slenderman. The real reason why Rachel wanted to go hiking with her boyfriend is because a year ago, her younger brother disappeared in the woods and was found dismembered 1 week later. They packed guns, ammo, kerosene and matches with her so Rachel can prove that Slenderman is real and kill him for brother's death and all the other childrens'.

Nico Tortorella as David - He is one of the hikers that befriend Chet and all of his friends. David is an adventourous, calm, and tough man in his mid 20s. When Chet and his friends are hiking in the woods looking for a camp site, they bump into Rachel and her boyfriend David hiking as well and befriend them. While they are all hiking for a camp site, David and Rachel warned them that they should find a camp site fast because he noticed it was nearly night. Soon they find a camp site with an outlet and they have a BBQ. When it is night and they make a campfire, Rachel and David tell the story about all the disapearences of the young children and teenagers and they think it is Slenderman. They packed guns, ammo, kerosene, and matches with her so Rachel and David can prove that Slenderman is real and kill him for all deaths of the young juveniles.

David Born as Officer Mullons - He is a police officer that has been on the case of all the disappearing youths in Pine Hills and doesn't want anybody going in the woods. Officer is a hard working and serious middle aged man who is described as a man in uniform and wants to protect the small town of Pine Hills from whoever is kidnapping all the children and teenagers for the past 100 years. When the eight teenagers from Prom Night disappeared in the woods and the school bus full of kindergartens disappear in the woods, him and the police department agreed to make the curfew 9:00 so nobody else ends up disappearing. Officer Mullons wants to kick Crazy Nick out of Pine Hills for robbery, rape and assault on many people and make sure he stays far away from his town. When Chet and his friends are going on their camping trip, Officer Mullons pulls up behind them and asks them where they are going and they said the woods. Officer Mullons refused to let them go further and told them to turn back and go home where it's safe due to all the disappearances of juveniles.

Kaitlyn Maher as Ghost Girl/Violet Sullivan - The ghost girl is a manifestation/ghost of one of Skenderman's previous victims. The ghost girl haunts the catacombs where the Slenderman lives and takes the form of her human form which appears to be a young innocent little girl in a long sleeved white nightgown and has stringy black hair. She appears as a giggling, somewhat innocent little girl so she can trick her victims she was innocent before she brutally kills them. The ghost girl bears a strong resemblance to Samara Morgan from the supernatural horror film, The Ring. Their is a little girl on a flyer in Chet's "missing children" journal that looks a lot like the ghost girl. The girl on the flyer's name is Violet Sullivan. It is said that Violet was born on June 28, 1888 and was last seen on March 15, 1895 and she was never found. Locals say they saw Violet walk out of her house in the middle of the night in a white nightgown carrying a doll and follow a man into the woods. A month after Violet's disapearence, a hunter was in the woods hunting for bear until he stumbled upon Violet's doll buried in the leaves and soaked in blood and that's all they found of Violet. Things got much creepier when locals say they see a girl with pale white skin in a white nightgown in the middle of the night, prancing around the streets that looked like Violet. It was unknown on how Violet died and locals have been trying to find evidence on if Violet was murdered or not. Soon they gave up and the search for Violet ended. Years later in 2016, A group of college students go out hiking to film and capture footage that Slenderman is a real entity and one night they stumble upon the ghost of Violet in the underground catacombs.

Deaths

Jenna Brookes and Brad Rogers - Brutally gutted by Slenderman

Officer Mullons - While Chet and his friends walk in the woods searching for their lost friends, they bump into Officer Mullons who told them earlier to go back to town but they didn't listen. Chet explained that his friends are missing and probably dead but he didn't believe him. So Mullons grabbed out his gun and told them to give him the camera but they refused to. So Mullons tried to snatch it out of Chet's hands until the camera screen started getting static and they started hearing noises surrounding them. Leonard shined his flashlight to see what was making the noises and they saw a dark figure running in the bushes but they couldn't see it enough. Officer Mullons took out his gun and went into the bushes to see what was making the noises and told Chet and his friends to stay put. They all started hearing several gunfires coming from the bushes until it suddenly stopped. They slowly walked to bushes finding a blood spattered gun but Officer Mullons was nowhere to be found. Later they Officer Mullons bloody corpse with his arms ripped off and his eyes gouged out which make them run in fear.

Crystal Elwood - As Chet and his friends are horrified and lost in the woods, Rachel mentions about the entire background of Slenderman and how he is the one that killed Officer Mullons which terrifies the others. Rachel said if that they will all die if they stay in the woods any longer. While Crystal is trying to get a signal on her phone to call for help and back-up but she has no signal and low battery power. Crystal then walks around hoping to get a better signal and then they all went quite for a second because they started hearing footsteps around them. Then they heard a young child's voice crying out "Help The Tall Man's Got Me". The kid's voice surrounded the area and then the kid said "You're all gonna die" and Crystal backed up into a bush until she was suddenly grabbed in the leg by one of Slenderman's tentacles. Slenderman tried to drag her into the bushes until Mike grabbed a loose branch and hit Slenderman's tentacle with it which made him let go of Crystal's leg. Then Slenderman popped out of the bush which made them all run and panic in fear. As they are running Chet's camera started to get static again and it started raining and thundering. Soon Amanda saw an old house who they though might have people in it so they can help them but the house was old and abandon. When Chet aims the camera at all his friends he asks where Crystal is. He looks around the house but he couldn't find Crystal which makes him realize that she got killed by Slenderman. When Amanda leans against a window sobbing in fear that she wants to go home, Cyrstal's corpse was thrown through a nearby window with her jaw ripped off and her stomach wide open. Then Slenderman came through the broken window which lead the gang running into the basement of the house.

Mike Thomas - When Mike and his friends are hiding in basement and each holding a weapon to defend themselves. Mike trips on a trapdoor which leads to an old mine. They all go through the trapdoor one by one and Mike closes it when everybody is in. They all go searching and walking around the mines to see if they have any clues of what's going on. David sees something strange and Chet turns the camera to see what it is. It was hundreds of Have You Seen Me? or Still Missing? flyers of children, toddlers and teenagers that disapeared in Pine Hills. There were countless amounts of missing children flyers and some of them are from like 1700s and 1800s and some of the Flyers are from all across the U.S. But they also found all the corpses of the disappearing youths and juvieneielles sewned to the walls. Brad and Jenna's corpses were also sewned to the walls and this really frightened Amanda. Chet comforted Amanda but she was still frightened from the corpses. Chet told everybody to look around the mines and find a way out but Mike disagreed and said if they go any further that they might bump into Slenderman but Chet said to either stay and die or find a way out of the mines. So Mike angrily said to find a way out. Mike walked up closer to the gang hoping to find a way out and then. suddenly the corpse of a child's arm came through the walls and grabbed Mike's arm tightly which made them scream in fear. Mike tried to get loose by hitting the girl's arm with a rock but she was still holding onto his arm. Then Rachel grabbed a chunk of wood of the wall and hit the child's arm with the nk of wood made her let go of Mike's arm. Then several other corpses came off the wall as zombies saying "The Tall Man Is Coming For You" several times and chased Chet and his friends around the walls. After Chet and his friends ran far in the mines, Chet notices that Mike was gone and thinks he got captured by the zombies. They went to go looking for him in the mines but the only thing they left found of Mike was a blood spattered jacket. Later in the film, Mike was found hanging from a tree with a rope around his neck and his chest ripped open.

Lane Stewarts - As the others are running around the woods looking for help, the rain starts to get harder, the wind starts to get stronger and lighting starts happening. Amanda told Chet it was a bad idea to go in the woods and said that they should've done what Officer Mullons. Lane agrees with Amanda and they all start arguing against each other and saying that they'll all die and that they need to find a phone or people fast. They all then start hearing footsteps and they start running again. As they start running, Lane said that he felt something vibrating coming from the ground. As he bent down to see what was in the ground, a hand shaped root emerges from the ground and grabs Lane by the leg making him fall on his chest and they all panic in fear. The others tried to save him but then another root came from the ground and wrapped itself around Leonard's choking him. Chet tried to cut them off with a pocket knife but the roots were to strong. Then several more roots came up from the ground and impaled them through Leonard's chest and stomach. As Lane was slowly dying, the roots were trying to drag him into the ground but his friends tried to pull him back up. Then the root around Lane's neck start strangling him. Before Lane was completely dragged into the ground, he told his friends to run and save themselves. Then Chet grabbed Leonard's hand and tried to pull him back Leonard was fully pulled into the ground and the ground was sealed together presumably trapping, crushing and killing Leonard.

David - When the gang walks around the forest in the rain while shivering in fear trying to find a way out of the woods, they find an empty cave that they think they can hide and rest until morning. As the gang go deep into the cave Rachel finds a trapdoor leading to an underground catacomb with torches hanging from the wall and cobwebs. The gang investigate around the chambers and soon they get completely lost and they hear a child's laughter coming from the other side of the catacomb. They all go to find where the child's laughter is coming from. They then notice a little girl with stringy black hair and in a white long sleeved nightgown brushing a little girl doll's hair and talking to the doll saying "You Want to Play". They walk closer to the girl and Chet says "Hello" but the girl is still talking to the doll. Chet then reaches out to hold the girl's hand but then the girl grabs Chet's arm tightly and Chet tries to get free from the girl but she was too strong. The girl then stares up and glares up at Chet and then her eyes turn fully black and her facial appearance looks wrinkly and sinister and blood was drooling from her mouth. Chet then got free from the girl and they all ran through the chambers. Whenever they turned around the girl was chasing them. The gang then find a door which leads them to a room. As they all get in the door, they close the door before the girl could get in. The girl was banging on the door numerous times trying to get in and then all of a sudden the banging stopped. Amanda walked slowly to the door pressing her head against the door to see if the girl was gone. Then the girl's hand came through the wall and grabbed Amanda by the neck but she then got free and they continued running. As the gang ran deeper into the chambers, they soon run into a completely dark area in the chambers and they all couldn't see a thing. Chet grabbed the flashlight out of his pocket and turned it on. As he turned on the flashlight, he aimed it towards David and right behind David was Slenderman reaching out to grab David. Chet and the others start to freak out and they start running again and don't stop running until they find a way out. Chet notices a trap door that might lead to a way out and it does. As they all come out through the trap door which leads them back in the middle of the forest, Rachel then realizes where David is and soon realizes that he is still in the chambers with Slenderman. Later when Chet and Amanda found their van, David's corpse was found in it with his eyes gouged out, his jaw ripped off and his stomach ripped open.

Rachel - When Rachel tried to open tried to open the trap door trying to see if David was alright, Amanda and Chet pulled her back from the trapdoor saying that it's too late to save him but she then pushed them away and started angrily yelling at them about how they should've listened to her when they told her to go back to town. Rachel then started sobbing while rain started getting her hair wet and tells Chet and Amanda that she hates them and wish that she never met them. Rachel walked away from them angrily and Amanda said in a angry voice "Where Are You Going" and Rschel turned back at them and said that she is going on her own and doesn't want either of them following her. Chet walked up to Rachel and said that they need to stick together or they'll die but then Rachel punched him and pushed him and his camera into the mud getting his clothes all muddy. Rachel finally said that she'll kill them if either of them follow her. Rachel then walked into the woods and ditched Chet and Amanda, then Chet and Amanda walked the other way both angry at Rachel for ditching them. Later when Amanda and Chet found their van, Rachel's decapitated corpse was found inside the van.

Amanda Miller - When Chet and Amanda were being chased by Slenderman they found their van and the street. They quickly ran up to it hoping they can make it to town. As they opened the door, Rachel and David's corpse were found inside and it made Amanda scream. Chet removed the corpses from the van and threw them on the muddy ground. Chet and Amanda got into the van and Chet tried to start it but it wouldn't turn on. Then Slenderman's arm came through Amanda's side window and grabbed her in a cholk hold and tried to pull her out of the van but then Chet finally got the van working and they drove off on the street making Slenderman let go of Amanda's neck. The rain could hardly make them see where they are going. Amanda crying in fear that she wants to go home, Chet then comforts her by saying that they are driving to town and that they'll report to the police once they make it to town. Amanda who feels a little better, looks at the windshield and notices a child standing on the street. She then screams "look out" as Chet aimed the camera towards the windshield and noticed the child standing in the middle of the street. Chet then drive towards the ditch trying to not hit the child and then he the van went into the woods and crashed into a tree and cracking the camera screen and killing Amanda. Chet turned to his side to see if Amanda was alright only to notice that Amanda had huge chunks of glass in her face and her throat was slit by a chunk of glass from the windshield. The van then caught on fire making Chet run out of the van quickly and the van then blew up

Chet Jones - Chet ran out of the crashed van leaving Amanda's corpse inside and the van blew up into a huge fiery explosion catching the trees and Amanda's corpse on fire. Chet then ran deep into the woods and noticed a cabin and thought there was people inside, Chet ran up and yelled help me several times and he came out the rain and locked the door walking around the cabin with his camera. Chet who had wounds and blood all over his face was then crying after losing all his friends and saying repeatedly that he'll never make it out. Chet then saw the door of a room creak open a little and thought someone was in the cabin with him. Chet went into the room and looked around to see if a person was in here and he couldn't find anything. Chet then walked to the door and heard glass breaking from inside the cabin. He slowly walked towards where he heard the noises and saw a broken vase covered in blood on the floor and shivering in fear. As Chet backed up and trie dto run, Slenderman came from behind him making him fall to the floor and the camera started to shake and there was off-screen pandemonium and Chet was screaming on the top of his lungs. A minute later, Chet slowly crawled toward and looked to the camera which was across the hall and said his final words saying good-bye to everyone he knows and showing remorse for everything he's done. The film ends with Chet laying his head on the floor while he was slowly dying and the camera started going static for a few seconds. As the camera screen goes static, Chet screams at the top of his lungs "Oh God. Oh" as something attacks him and then his screams go silent and the camera screen goes pitch black leading to Chet's demise.

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