Slender Man (2018)
In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the Slender Man, attempt to prove that he doesn't actually exist - until one of them mysteriously goes missing.
REVIEW: I have to admit that for the first 20 minutes or so of Slender Man, I was honestly really digging it. It was shot great with some really nice visual shots, it had an amazing sense of atmosphere, and the characters (at this point) were all likeable.
But then the rest of the movie happened and every single bit of that went out the window. The acting got abysmal, as if the actors were reading off cue cards just off the screen, nobody at all was likeable and it seemed like the scriptwriter went out of his way to make these characters as unlikable as possible, the dialogue they had to work with didn't even make sense half the time, and all of the interesting visual shots and atmosphere seemed to be left behind and exchanged for cheap laughable CGI jump scares, none of which even worked or were effective anyway
For the first 20 minutes or so of Slender Man I really thought this was a case of everyone just being way too hard on this movie, as is sometimes the case in the horror community. But no, I just had to keep watching more of it to realize why it's so hated and I pretty much 100% agree with all of the hate on this one.
It was a real chore to finish.