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Eric "Victor Surge" Knudsen is the original creator of Slender Man, having conjured the iconic character nearly one decade ago in a Photoshop competition. For years, Surge offered glimpses of the Slender Man haunting humans with his imposingly tall, terrifyingly tentacled form in photos shared online. Now, Surge has brought the Slender Man back to the online realm. With a movie based on the urban legend slated to haunt US theaters this Friday from Screen Gems, we've been provided with an exclusive look at two photos of the Slender Man ahead of the movie's release, giving readers a closer look at the enigmatic character's ominous presence over the years.

After a period of Slender Man sighting inactivity from Victor Surge, he just recently started posting a series of new photos and explains the reason why:

As a child, I was plagued by terrible sleep paralysis that made me feel like someone was always watching me. I thought I made The Slender Man up. Now I realize those dark shadows may have been him all along…

Below, you can view our two exclusive looks of the Slender Man's notoriously creepy photobombs. Who knows, they might even make you look a little more closely at your own family photos...

Directed by Sylvain White from a screenplay by David Birke (based on the character created by Victor Surge), Slender Man stars Joey King, Julia Goldani-Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso, and Javier Botet as Slenderman. One of the most talented performance artists working today, Botet also recently played the Neibolt House hobo in the new IT movie as well as "KeyFace" in Insidious: The Last Key.

Synopsis: "In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of SLENDER MAN. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim."

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Abandoned one room wooden school house, early 1870’s. Three children reported missing after hours, never found.

Recovered photo from a Vermont school group field trip, 1890. Two children went missing.

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