One man's search for the truth about one of the most intriguing urban legends ever—the modern bogeyman, Slender Man—leads him down a dark, dangerous path in this creepy supernatural fantasy that will make you question where the line between dark myth and terrifying reality begins.Lauren Bailey has disappeared. As friends at her exclusive school speculate on what happened and the police search for answers, Matt Barker dreams of trees and a black sky . . . and something drawing closer. Through fragments of journals, news stories, and online conversations, a figure begins to emerge—a tall, slender figure—and all divisions between fiction and delusion, between nightmare and reality, begin to fall.Chilling, eerie, and addictively readable, Slender Man is a unique spine-tingling story and a brilliant and frightening look at one of the most fascinating—and diabolical—mythical figures in modern times.　　Slender Man is the beginning of a transmedia exploration of the global urban legend and ties into the upcoming Sony Pictures film Pictures Slender Man, which will be released on August 24, 2018.There have been cases in recent years about crimes actually tied to "Slender Man"—including the attempted murder of a preteen by two classmates. Sony and HBO's documentary, Beware the Slenderman, debuted in March 2016 to amazing reviews and buzz. This book explores the myth in even more eerie detail than either the summer blockbuster or the documentary, and is sure to capture the interest of dark fantasy and horror fans.Slender Man will appeal to fans of horror, urban legends, and the supernatural, and especially aficionados of Joe Hill, Paul Tremblay, Clive Barker, and Peter Straub.
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