Joy King is known worldwide for playing the protagonist Elle in the franchise A Baraca do Beijo, one of the most popular on Netflix. Not many fans know, but before joining the romantic comedy cast, the actress was mostly famous for performances in horror movies — and one of them soon hits the stage. This is the Slender Man – Nightmare Without a Face, blasted by particular critics and the general public.
Slender Man is considered by experts in the genre to be one of the worst horror films released in recent years. Now, the film has got a new chance to win over the Netflix audience.
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The film is inspired by a legend that became popular on the Internet in the first decades of the 2000s, but even this promising premise didn’t manage to save the film from its many flaws.
Below is everything you need to know about Slender Man – The Faceless Nightmare and its terrifying critical acceptance.
Slender Man’s Plot and Cast – Nightmare Without a Face
Slender Man – Nightmare Without a Face follows the story of Hallie, Chloe, Wren and Katie, residents of a small town in the United States.
Bored and too interested in the supernatural world, the quartet find a way to summon the dreaded Slender Man on the Internet.
For those who don’t know, the Slender Man (Slim Man, literally translated) is a mythical creature of the Internet, known as an extremely tall, slim and pale man, always dressed in a suit and fully dressed. than happens with a blank face, like a blank canvas.
Two weeks later, Katie mysteriously disappears during a school trip to a historic cemetery.
Determined to find their lost friend, Hailey, Chloe and Wren suspect that the legend of Slender Man is not just an internet hoax, but a terrifying reality.
In Slender Man – Nightmare Without a Face, Joey King plays the protagonist Wren, who is believed to be the leader of a group of friends who join the horror unit.
Katie, Chloe and Hailey, Wren’s best friends, are played by Annalize Basso (Ouija: The Origin of Evil), Jazz Sinclair (The Dark World of Sabrina) and Julia Goldani Tales (The Affair), respectively.
Actor Javier Botet, best known for playing demons in films like Mama, The Mummy (2017) and Rec, brings the creepy Slender Man to life.
The cast of Slender Man – Nightmare Without a Face also stars Kevin Chapman (24 Hours), Jessica Blank (The Following) and Michael Reilly Burke (Star Trek).
Slender Man – Criticized
As we have already mentioned, Slender Man – Nightmare Without a Face is considered one of the worst horror movies released in recent times.
Although it achieved a worldwide box office of $51 million (with a budget of just over $10 million), the film was blasted by particular critics and the general public.
For her performance as Chloe, actress Jazz Sinclair was nominated for a Golden Raspberry for Worst Supporting Actress.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film got only 8% critical approval. Among audience ratings, the feature reached an average of 3.2 (out of 10).
“Slender Man tries to be in the YouTube era that was the VHS generation’s call for their last breath. But there is a fundamental difference between the two films: The Calling is Good, and Slender Man is Lucy,” said a reviewer for the IndieWire website.
Slender Man – A Faceless Nightmare debuts on Netflix on September 6. Watch the trailer for the feature below.