Slender Man

Rated 1.0

Four teenage pals (Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso, all hoping to be the next Jamie Lee Curtis) start fooling around with the internet meme of the Slender Man, a supernatural entity who supposedly stalks and abducts children—and sure enough, one by one, the girls start vanishing or going crazy. This tawdry, shoddy stinker is a movie of rare and total incompetence, literally unwatchable thanks to some of the worst cinematography in film history—out of focus, murky even in broad daylight, the work of one Luca Del Puppo. Not that there’s anything worth seeing; David Birke’s nonsensical script seems to have been put through a shredder and pasted together at random, and Sylvain White’s direction is as botched as Del Puppo’s camerawork. There’s better film on a pan of cocoa.