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* TrailersAlwaysLie: Nowhere in the film does a boy walk off a building or a girl stab herself in class.

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* TrailersAlwaysLie: Nowhere in the film does a boy walk off a building or a girl stab herself in class. Nor is there a scene with a bloodied-up girl walking out of the forest holding...something?

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* EternalRecurrence: The Slender Man has abducted many kids over the years (implied to be for centuries, if Hallie's research of similar phenomena is any indication), and will continue to do so.


* AdultFear: Katie's dad broke into Hallie's house to find her daughter and blames Hallie for her disappearances. Later, Hallie's parents call the police and tells Katie's dad to stay away from their daughters. After being put in the police car, Katie's dad breaks into tears.



* {{Irony}}:
** The boys plan to summon the Slender Man, and the girls decide to do the same. Later, the girls overhear the boys chicken out.
** On two different occasions, [[TheFaceless Slender Man]] utilizes a phone app called Face Time to haunt the main characters.
* InformedAbility: One of the girl's appears to be quite bitter about her friend being a trophy winning track team star. The audience never gets shown her running track and her actual running when she flees Slender Man is...not trophy worthy.



* {{Irony}}: On two different occasions, [[TheFaceless Slender Man]] utilizes a phone app called Face Time to haunt the main characters.
* InformedAbility: One of the girl's appears to be quite bitter about her friend being a trophy winning track team star. The audience never gets shown her running track and her actual running when she flees Slender Man is...not trophy worthy.


* {{Expy}}: Slender Man is ''[[CaptainErsatz far]]'' too similar to main other -- more iconic -- horror villains, more specifically; [[Literature/TheRing Samara Morgan]], [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] and [[Literature/{{It}} Pennywise]].

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* {{Expy}}: Slender Man is ''[[CaptainErsatz far]]'' too similar to main other main -- more iconic -- horror villains, more specifically; [[Literature/TheRing Samara Morgan]], [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] and [[Literature/{{It}} Pennywise]].


* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: During one sequence while Wren is being terrorized in the library, the Slenderman steals her face so she looks exactly like him.

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: During one sequence while Wren is being terrorized in the library, the Slenderman steals her face so she looks exactly like him. Luckily, its only a hallucination.





* AndIMustScream: A likely fate for those captured by Slender Man. [[spoiler: In the end, Hallie is finally captured by Slender Man and is pulled against a tree, slowly being absorbed into it while fully conscience. The last sound heard from her after complete assimilation is achieved is her crying out for her sister, Lizzie.]]
* TheBlank: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Slenderman, obviously]]. Wren also temporarily gets her face stolen while she's being terrorized.

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* AndIMustScream: A likely fate for those captured by Slender Man. [[spoiler: In the end, Hallie is finally captured by Slender Man and is pulled against a tree, slowly being absorbed into it while fully conscience.conscious. The last sound heard from her after complete assimilation is achieved is her crying out for her sister, Lizzie.]]
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: During one sequence while Wren is being terrorized in the library, the Slenderman steals her face so she looks exactly like him.
* TheBlank: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Slenderman, obviously]]. Wren also temporarily gets her face stolen while she's being terrorized.terrorized by him.

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* TheBlank: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Slenderman, obviously]]. Wren also temporarily gets her face stolen while she's being terrorized.

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** Although itís debatable how intentional this is, since Slender Man is based off a somewhat well known internet legend already.


** He also draws a ''lot'' of parallels towards [[WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall The Beast]]. Specifically the fact that they're both [[WhenTreesAttack evil tree things]], [[HopeCrusher drive people to mental illness]], [[StalkerWithoutACrush have a tendency to stalk our main protagonists]] and [[AndIMustScream turns people into trees]].


* EyeScream: There's a scene where the class is dissecting eyeballs, complete with close up.



* EyeScream: There's a scene where the class is dissecting eyeballs, complete with close up.

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* EyeScream: There's a scene where the class is dissecting eyeballs, complete with close up.


* TrailersAlwaysSpoil:[[spoiler:Chloe's death]] ''would'' be a case of this, but [[MissingTrailerScene the scene was ultimately removed from the theatrical cut.]]

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil:[[spoiler:Chloe's TrailersAlwaysSpoil: [[spoiler:Chloe's death]] ''would'' be a case of this, but [[MissingTrailerScene the scene was ultimately removed from the theatrical cut.]]


* BotanicalAbomination: Slender Man (in the film at least) is a walking, [[HumanoidAbomination humanoid]] [[WhenTreesAttack tree]]. He also has power over tree branches and the sounds of tree branches snapping and contorting accompanies him whenever he moves.



* HumanoidAbomination: Slendy himself, who else?



* WhenTreesAttack: Slender Man (in the film at least) is a walking, humanoid tree. He also has power over tree branches and the sounds of tree branches snapping and contorting accompanies him whenever he moves.

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** He also draws a ''lot'' of parallels towards [[WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall The Beast]]. Specifically the fact that they're both [[WhenTreesAttack evil tree things]], [[HopeCrusher drive people to mental illness]], [[StalkerWithoutACrush have a tendency to stalk our main protagonists]] and [[AndIMustScream turns people into trees]].

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: Subverted. It looks like Hallie is going to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice herself for the sake of her sister]], however, when Slender Man takes her up on this, [[DirtyCoward she runs away screaming]]. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Not that it does her any good]].

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