“Slender Man” (Screen Gems)

Joey King and Julia Goldani Telles star in a scene from the movie "Slender Man." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Sony)

By Catholic News Service

“He gets in your head like a computer virus!” Slender Man, in fact does that to four teen girls (Annalise Basso, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair and Joey King) who have the misfortune to “summon” the internet goblin by watching one of his online videos.

There’s not a whole lot else to this horror movie based on the tall, faceless character in a dark suit introduced by his creator, Eric Knudsen in 2009. Additionally, director Sylvain White and screenwriter David Birke seem to have been oblivious to the recent attempted murder case in Wisconsin, when two unstable preteen girls stabbed a classmate because they thought it would impress Slender Man.

An occult theme, fleeting crude language and profanities. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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