Verge | The failed Slender Man movie was the nail in the coffin of a dying fandom

Had the studio and filmmakers simply been paying attention to their subject’s origins, they might have spared themselves the humiliation. After nearly a decade and a smattering of very public ups and downs — including a widely publicized stabbing case in 2014 that left a teenage girl seriously injured, plus some other allegations — both Slender Man and the online community that grew up around him are all but dead, barreled over by other Creepypasta fandoms and the mainstreaming of what was once a popular, albeit niche, piece of horror. 

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