First Freaky 'Slender Man' Trailer Brings Horrific Meme to Life on the Big Screen
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Online urban legend gets the Hollywood treatment in movie hitting theaters on May 18.

"Slender Man" is on the hunt in the big screen adaptation of the popular, and totally terrifying, meme.

Screen Gems dropped the first trailer for the movie, based on Victor Surge's creepypasta (or online urban legend) of the same name, on Wednesday morning. The trailer keeps the title character -- who's depicted as a faceless man sporting a black suit -- in the shadows for now, though it still looks freaky AF.

Starring Joey King, Annalist Basso, Jaz Sinclair, Julia Goldani Telles and Kevin Chapman, the flick is directed by Sylvain White ("Stomp the Yard") and hits theaters May 18.

The Slender Man meme gained national attention in 2014, after two young girls in Wisconsin lured a school mate into the woods and proceeded to stab her 19 times, in an attempt to impress the social media legend.

The victim, 12-year-old Payton Leutner, survived. One of the attackers, Anissa Weier, was sentenced to 25 years in state mental care, while the other, Morgan Geyser, is still awaiting sentencing.

The story was chronicled in HBO documentary "Beware the Slenderman" in January 2017, and also inspired a case on "Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit."

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