Slender Man Not Shown Near Place of Teenage Stabbing
The latest horror film of the summer Slender Man will not be released in a small area of Wisconsin. The theater chain in Wisconsin- The Marcus Corporation has decided to now show the film in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. The announcement was made considering that these areas are near the site where two teenage girls brutally stabbed their classmate in 2014. Later they said that they were asked to do this by the online fictional character Slender Man.
Slender Man which released on Friday is a story of a group of friends in Massachusetts. All of them are trying to prove whether the internet figure Slender Man actually exists or not. During the journey, one of them goes missing while they attempt to prove Slender Man’s existence. In the statement released by Marcus Corporations, the company said that it was saddened and concerned with the previous Slender Man phenomenon. And that this decision was in line with the previous Slender Man incidents to touch Southeastern Wisconsin that changed the lives of many families.
Other Marcus Theater locations will still show the movie. But in these specific locations, the company has decided to respect the families of those who were affected by the previous Slender Man tragedy.
Slender Man is not based on any true events. But previously, a few stories have sparked the idea that the internet figure Slender Man is real. Back in 2014, preteen girls Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser lured their classmate to come to a park after they had a sleepover. The girls then stabbed Payton Leutner 19 times. When talking to the detective who investigated the case, the girls claimed that they killed Leutner to become Slender Man’s servants. Both girls were sent to a mental health facility. But last year, Geyser pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree murder and since she was also diagnosed with schizophrenia, she has been directed to 40 years in the mental health facility rather than a lifetime in jail. Weier also plead guilty to attempted second-degree homicide. Owing to her mental illness, she will also spend 25 years in the mental health facility.
The horror film is out in all other cinemas. And no similar stories related to the horror movie are announced.