The movie Slender Man tells the story of a tall, thin, horrifying figure with unnaturally long arms and a featureless face, who is reputed to be responsible for the haunting and disappearance of countless children and teens.
The character was created on the website Something Awful by Eric Knudsen where he posted photos of children with a photoshopped figure in the background. The myth was that this tall, mysterious creature would be responsible for the disappearance of children and other frightening acts. The photo went viral and became more than imagined. The meme eventually turned into a real-life violent act when two 14-year-old girls, in 2014, lured their friend into the woods in Wisconsin and stabbed her nineteen times. Fortunately the 12 year-old survived, but the girls claimed that it was Slender Man who caused them to commit the murder.