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Short summary

The story of two twelve-year-old girls who attack their friend as a sacrifice to an internet legend, the Suzerain.

May 31, 2014 is when the stabbing occurred.

Based on the 2014 true life crime of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls who lured their friend into the woods and stabbed her as a sort of sacrifice to "Slender Man".

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    • Author: Moswyn
    Wife loves lifetime so of course i stumble upon this. as i reach for the remote to do the alarmist any channel but this one move, there is this creepy kid that catches your attention. then there is another weird kid. hmm odd for a lifetime movie i think. very quickly you get that weird vibe about the two of them and start watching.

    I will admit. Once you figure out this is a slender man story you will watch just to see if somebody will actually die.... simple as that. I know the movie attempts to explore insanity and serious issues but sorry, all i really cared for is if lifetime will actually off a kid in this movie. Maybe they do, maybe they dont. But i will say that. The ending is worth staying for and the final scene is a bit depressing yet creepy. Almost like they are setting it up for a sequel.

    The good:
    • good acting, mostly.
    • creepy and snappy characters. it has that gothic little miss sunshine type feel
    • it's actually a semi halloween/horror movie
    • near the end there is a scene during a speech that will make you question something about the whole movie. There is another hint about that same thing earlier too, now that i look back. i guess that's a good plot twist. I feel the director wanted to clear it up at the very end but the way it was done was actually open to interpretation. i usually write spoiler reviews but not this time.


    The bad:
    • lifetime movie. men are just about worthless here. all 2 of them.
    • i find caithlins mother character a bit too forced. too wooden. cant tell if actress or just bad direction. i suppose they were going for the aloof overwhelmed type but she acts irrational in some key scenes. especially after you are told some of the backstory later on in the movie. you will see what i mean.


    Frankly i really can't fault this too much. it's entertaining and makes you watch it. what more can you want from a low budget made for tv movie? 8/10
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    • Author: Armin
    I have followed the slender man case for years and like that they had the skeleton hoodie that Morgan always wore and the waterpark scene etc. Theres a lot of differences but similarities in it. I thought the girl who plays Emily kinda looks like Peyton. (God bless her) which is kinda eerie. Andd did anyone else kind of notice the music in the movie is like the theme from "the exorcist"? I thought they sound similar and creepy!!!
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    • Author: Atineda
    Absolutely amazing! Absolutely incredible performance, these girls did a amazing job!
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    • Author: Gir
    Amazing performances! Three young ladies who did a terrific job carrying a show! Skylar Morgan Jones performed the stabbing scene so realistically I had a hard time watching
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    • Author: Cordanara
    I loved this movie beautifuly done and great performances I definitely recommend this movie. This movie is so different then lifetimes other movies cause it was actually amazing. I wish it was a feature film. My hats are off to the little girls I don't know any other little girls who could have done that
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    • Author: Jark
    Does anyone know what the song was that played during the last scene of the movie?
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    • Author: Dalarin
    Very good movie I dvr recorded and Immediately watched and deleted due to having an impressionable 12yo nephew! But i do recommend it but not allow your children to watch.
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    • Author: Shazel
    This movie was AMAZING! The actors they chose were amazing! I loved this movie so much! I would totally recommend watching! It is the best! I loved the girl who was playing "Rachel" her acting was AMAZING! I loved this movie so much and would definitely recommend to watch
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    • Author: Kegal
    The actors were amazing in the film. The little girl who portrays Peytain was a little over the top but they were spot on the other two. I think the father with schizophrenia really made the movie that more interesting. Followed this case since the beginning. Very indifferent about how I feel about the crime and the sentencing. I think it would of been more interesting to put the sentencing and after sentencing....maybe horror in the woods part 2?
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    • Author: Era
    After seeing the previews I was super hyped to see this movie. Two new friends develop a deep obsession with a fictional character and in a way to please this character they must sacrifice a friend. After getting their friend to go into the woods while playing fairy, Dragon, and monster the girls are ready to attack only one backs out while the other uses scissors to stab the friend repeatedly and leave her for dead. Takes 90 minutes of back story to get to this point. The girls realize what they have done. One blames the other and vise versa and they rake off to find the fictional character to figure out what to do.
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    • Author: Porgisk
    The acting was decent. The story line is disturbing. Hard to watch. Definitely tells a lesson watch what your kids are doing on the internet!
  • Credited cast:
    Michael Berthold Michael Berthold - Middle School Bully
    Lindsey Blackwell Lindsey Blackwell - Pre-Teen Girl
    Tracey Bonner Tracey Bonner - Kim McKinley
    Lacey Caroline Lacey Caroline - Kaitlyn (as Sophie Grace)
    Kara Franklin Kara Franklin - Waterpark Kid
    Sophie Grace Sophie Grace - Kaitlyn
    Brogan Hall Brogan Hall - Boy in Woods
    Carrie Walrond Hood Carrie Walrond Hood - Jackie
    Ella West Jerrier Ella West Jerrier - Rachel
    Skylar Morgan Jones Skylar Morgan Jones - Emily
    Angela Kinsey Angela Kinsey - Dani
    Ashley Lonardo Ashley Lonardo - Ashley / YouTube Girl
    Candace Mabry Candace Mabry - Molly
    Natalya MacDonald-Risner Natalya MacDonald-Risner - Waterpark Girl
    Sophia McCarthy Sophia McCarthy - Kaitlyn
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