There are legends of the Slender Man.
He is a dark spirit. He is truly evil. He stalks people and murders them.
But now he is gone. He's been gone. People don't know why, but he just... disappeared. One day, he just left. Never to be seen again. Only a few people still remember him. I wouldn't even know he existed if it wasn't for that dark, dark night... and that video-game that made. That sort of helped...
You see, Slender Man disappeared because less people feared him. Instead of that dark, mysterious force he became that cool, popular guy. Just that guy. People didn't care how terrifying he really was, they just liked him. Video-games, toys, shirts, he was everywhere. Less people feared him, and he became more of an internet icon than a despicable creature. More people knew him and they learned to stay away from him, how to avoid him, and thus he didn't get their souls.
Many people don't know this, but Slender Man needs souls. They give him energy. He harvests them. He feeds on them. He lives. But now people don't fear him at all. He's just that guy.
But you see, Eyeless Jack is a different story.
Eyeless Jack is a dark, undead spirit. A young boy brutally murdered, his eyes ripped out of their sockets. A vengeful spirit, he spent the rest of his eternity getting his revenge. Out to find the man who killed him. Until then, he could never truly be at peace.
Less powerful and less famous, Jack was just a little kid compared to Slender Man. No match for this monster. Slender Man is basically the king of modern horror. Creepy, mysterious. Slender Man has given existence to many wannabes and copy-cats like Jeff the Killer or Laughing Jack.
Slender Man saw potential in Eyeless Jack, and decided to use his superior power to manipulate the poor lost soul. One night, Jack was lurking through the forest, when Slender Man, now weak but still more powerful than Jack, appeared before him. Jack was shocked, but then the figure seemed to disappear into thin air. Jack turned around as Slender Man reappeared in front of him. Slender Man began to stalk the evil spirit as he ran through the forest.
What sounded like static assaulted Jack's ears. He fell down and began to faint, everything else in the world fading away...
Slender Man was now in control of Jack, and ready for the harvest.
Now this is where I get involved. Me and my friends were having a sleep-over. It was a dark, rainy night. We were watching a crappy, blood-filled generic horror film, yet we kept screeching. We didn't know what true horror was yet. Not yet.
We heard the back door creek open, so me and my friend Anne went to go see. The suspense was killing us. The entire house was pitch black. We stepped into the dark hallway and slowly stepped closer and closer to the door. We heard heavy breathing from behind the door. We went to grab the door knob, and when we saw what was behind it, we shrieked in terror.
It was just our friend Mark. He and his friends Brad and Chuck were here. The idiots tried to scare us. Me and Mark are sort of more than friends, but not really dating. Just sort of... into each other or something. It's complicated. We watched the movie together, and the guys kept making fun of us when we got scared, but they themselves kept getting freaked out now and then.
Suddenly, we heard glass breaking. Mark volunteered to go check it out because how we were such "chickens". His words, not mine. He walked into the hallways, closing the door behind him. He saw broken glass on the floor. He knew somebody had broken in. He turned around to warn us, but saw a masked, hoody-wearing creature. The mask was blue, with deep, empty, black holes where the eyes were supposed to be.
The creature grabbed Mark's throat, squeezing it tightly. Mark gasped for breath, but the grasp on Mark's throat increased in strength. Tighter, tighter, until Mark couldn't breathe. Mark closed his eyes and dropped down onto the ground as the creature finally let him go. The creature observed his corpse, as if marveling at his own work of demented art.
It was half an hour later, and we were worrying. I went to go check on him and found his corpse. I nearly puked. There was no brutal damage or harm to it, but that's what scared me. In the movies it's always bloody and chopped up, nearly unrecognizable. But this was... was so real. Just a lifeless body there on the ground, nothing more to it.
The police said he was strangled to death by... something. The finger prints on his neck were something odd. They scanned them and all, but the person they belonged to was murdered long ago. Jack Robins was a young boy who was brutally killed back in the 1970's. His parents were on a date, and he was being babysat by a local teen trying to get some quick cash.
A strange man broke in while he was asleep and the sitter was busy on the phone. The man went through the house stealing everything he found useful. The sitter saw him and shrieked, only to be shot down by the robber. The robber found Jack and pulled out his carving knife. Jack saw him and shrieked. The robber, not wanting to get caught, shot him, and then cut his eyes out with the knife.
I was shocked when I heard this. That poor kid. But what was the killer doing with his fingerprints? Was it a coincidence? Was the killer the same one who did this terrible, terrible thing all those years back, and the sicko kept Jack's hands with him? I was scared. Me and my parents were staying in a hotel room since the murder, but I couldn't help but wonder if he was still in the house...
Meanwhile, in the woods, Jack woke up. He saw that he was in Slender Man's body. But more importantly, he actually saw. He discovered that Slender Man didn't just take over his body, he switched both of their souls into each other's bodies. Jack, now able to see, used this to follow the Slender Man's foot prints to the house.
The police were investigating the scene of the crime, and went into the basement. The entire house was totally dark. The two policemen walked slowly down the stairs, and entered the dark room. The basement was flooded up to the policemen's ankles because of the rain. Our house was an old one and it was always in a really crappy condition.
They found the old light switch and flipped it, only to be attacked and killed by Slender Man in Jack's body. He took on the other cops as they ran down the stairs. Their bullets did nothing. The body may have been harmed, but it was just flesh and bones. Useless flesh and bones.
As the battle in the basement was going on, Jack in Slender Man's body broke down the front door, searching for his impostor. He rushed down the stairs to confront Slender Man. Slender threw his knife into Jack's face, distracting him as he grabbed a metal pipe up from off the floor. He hit the already dazed Jack in the head, knocking him to the floor. Jack got up and pulled the knife out of his head, impaling Slender Man with it. Slender Man seemed to slow down for a bit, but no real harm was done.
Slender Man tore the knife out and dropped it to the ground. It was useless. Slender Man hit Jack with an uppercut, grabbed him and threw him into the furnace, closing him in and turning it on. Jack struggled to break free, but Slender Man was holding him in with all his strength. Jack pushed against the furnace with all his might, and finally jumped out, tackling Slender Man over.
He held Slender Man's face down under the water, trying to drown him, but Slender Man managed to push up and knock Eyeless Jack down. Jack reached for a nearby tool bag and pulled out a drill, sticking it into Slender Man's face. He turned it on, and it began to cut into his face. Slender Man grabbed the drill and pulled it out, throwing it over onto the stair case. Slender picked up the carving knife, slashed Jack across the chest with it, and jumped up and cut a pipe above Jack's head. Tons of sewage poured down onto Jack, knocking him to the ground and covering him with the slop.
Slender Man left, leaving Jack to die. Slender Man grabbed a thing of matches on the kitchen counter, lit one, and threw it to the ground, burning down the building as he turned and ran out the back door. The entire house burnt up and collapsed in, crushing Jack completely and seemingly finishing him off. The police told me and my parents about what happened. They didn't know anything about the two killers or what really went on, but they knew that the house burnt down. I was devastated, but I was hoping that... that THING... was killed in the fire. I thought it was all over. I told my parents I was ready to go back to school, but they hesitated to let me. We talked it through, and they decided I was okay.
The next day at school, my friends from the sleepover, Anne and Lauren, asked me what happened. I told them everything. Jack, how Mark died, the house burning down, etc. etc. They were shocked. Everyone who overheard was shocked too. One kid approached us. He said that Jack never really died, and that he is still alive. Everybody that he was crazy, but he said that Jack's spirit still wanders the Earth, searching for the man who killed him. The janitor saw all the commotion, and told the kid to go down to the principal's office. He turned to the rest of us and said to get to class. The principal told the kid that the legend of Eyeless Jack was just crazy talk.
Rumor spread that all these stories of monsters and ghosts and stuff was all actually real and the adults were keeping it from us, like some crazy conspiracy. Now it was like a rebellion was on the horizon. How could these things really exist without anybody letting us know? It's our right to know these kinds of things! If they're trying to protect us it clearly isn't working because now Mark has been murdered!
I was angry. We were all angry. But we still had to carry on. The prom was coming soon, and I planned on asking Mark to go with me and maybe we could officially start dating, but then this whole crazy thing happened. I went with Brad, Mark's friend, but I felt really guilty. Just because Mark was killed I went out with his best friend? It was messed up, I knew it.
Everything was fine at the prom, until... it happened. Chuck and Anne sneaked away to make out or something dumb, and then he came. They went over by the lockers and made sure nobody was looking, but then they heard footsteps. They thought they were caught, but it was much worse. That masked man that strangled Mark. It was here! It grabbed Chuck and held him up against the wall by his throat. Anne shrieked in terror as the creature stared into Chuck's eyes. Stared deep down into his soul. Then it took him and it threw him straight out the window. A car was driving by, and Chuck's body landed straight on the windshield, nearly shattering the glass.
The principal and the gym teacher both came running to help us out, but they were no match. The masked man grabbed both of the two and hit their heads together, knocking them unconscious, and then he stuffed both of their bodies into a locker. He slammed the door, locking them inside, and then turned around to face Anne. He ripped a locker door off of the wall and hit her upside the head with it, knocking her down. She got up and ran, and the man... no, not a man... the DEMON rushed after her.
She ran into the gymnasium, where we all were, and told us to run. Too late. The creature burst in and impaled her with a leg he tore off a desk. She dropped to the floor, and he tore the leg out of her corpse. We all ran out screaming, but some of us weren't as lucky. Me, Brad, Lauren, and the janitor all got out alive and took off in Brad's van. The janitor drove us away, and said that he knew about Eyeless Jack.
He confessed to us, telling us that the kid from the hallway was right all along. They just didn't want kids knowing to try and keep them safe, but it clearly didn't work. As we were driving, a flaming man in a tuxedo ran out into the road, and we accidentally hit him. The janitor thought it was a victim of Jack from the prom, so he rushed out to save him, but the faceless man got up and grabbed him, throwing him into the sky with all his might. We screamed in horror, and Brad leaped into the driver's seat, ramming over the man.
We drove off as it tried chasing us on feet, but we managed to escape. We were all scared, and none of us knew what was going on. I remembered the faceless tuxedo man, though. I could never forget him. It was the Slender Man. But he was real? We were all scared witless. We didn't know what was happening, we just knew to get away as quick as possible.
Meanwhile, Slender Man and Jack had a score to settle themselves. Jack (in Slender Man's body) arrived at the school to face his foe. The two saw each other, and nothing could stop them. Nothing else in the world mattered. It was just them, face to face again at last. Sure, Slender Man had won it the last two times, but now Jack knew better.
Jack grabbed the knocked-over punch table, lifted it up over his head, and threw it right at Slender Man, knocking him over. Jack quickly ran over and started punching Slender Man repeatedly. Slender Man kicked Jack in the chest and knocked him over. Slender Man started to kick Jack in the face over and over, even stomping on his head. Jack got up and overpowered Slender Man, picking him up and throwing him up on the stage. Jack ran over and jumped up, hitting Slender Man in the chest several times and damaging his decaying ribcage. Jack grabbed Slender Man by the throat and threw him down onto the ground. Jack grabbed one of the band's amps, lifted it up with all his strength, and dropped it down onto Slender Man. Jack picked up a bottle of water off the floor and poured onto his semi-crushed opponent, frying him completely.
Jack, victorious, left to find me and the others. We were at Brad's house, and we went inside we saw his dad, dead, hanging from the ceiling by a rusty metal chain. We were shocked, and Brad broke out crying. Me and Lauren let him have his moment, so we went in his room to discuss it. Lauren said that maybe somebody in the town was the one who killed him and that's why this is happening, but I knew it had to be something more.
I mean, why was Slender Man there? Brad walked in, still sad, and asked what was going on. Lauren told him her theory, but he didn't believe it either. Suddenly, a corpse was thrown straight through the window, crashing onto the floor. We all shrieked in terror as we saw the message. It was... written in blood on his chest! It said "YOU ARE WRONG". He was spying on our conversation? Suddenly, Jack kicked the door down. Of course, he was in Slender Man's body so we couldn't tell it was Jack at first. He as holding the corpse of Brad's dad, and threw it right at Brad, knocking him to the ground.
Brad screamed, and we all ran off, being chased by Jack. We got outside and into the van, but the tires were slashed. Suddenly, Jack ran out of the house and jumped up on the hood of the car, kicking the windshield. It shatter and broke open, and he reached in to get us. Brad kicked him in the face and we ran out, trying to escape on foot. Suddenly, a beaten up and bloodied Slender Man (in Jack's body) ambushed us and stabbed Brad in the heart several times with his knife. We shrieked and ran off, when suddenly a car stopped right in front of us on the road. It was Brad's mom, home from shopping! She said she heard about what was happening and immediately left the store to get us!
We drove off as the two monsters fought each other once again. Slender Man stabbed Jack in the face several times, but Jack was unharmed. He grabbed Slender Man, lifting him up off the ground, and threw him into the streets. Jack charged at him, but Slendy kicked him in the stomach and then got up and punched his face several times. Jack overpowered Slendy and pushed him down to the ground, elbowing him in the face. The two struggled and pushed each other around, until Slender Man managed to push Jack up and throw him off of him. Slender Man got up and ran off to find us, leaving behind Jack.
We told Brad's mom what happened, from what happened to Mark, to Jack, to the house burning down, and what happened at the prom. She was depressed that her husband and her son were both murdered, and we were sad about all the murders too.
Suddenly, a truck rammed into the car and sent us off road into the forest. The truck chased us into the woods until we hit a tree and the car went tumbling down a path. We jumped out the first chance we got and watched in horror as the car rolled down the nearby docks and fell into the water.
The truck came crashing after us, and Slender Man stepped out. He began to chase us, and we managed to get to an abandoned factory. We picked up a wooden plank and put in through the door handles, locking him out. We went into another room so we wouldn't be able to hear the freak pounding on the door. We were terrified. There was no hope left. What could save us now?
Suddenly, Jack arrived. Slender Man turned around to face the creature, and was immediately kicked in the gut. He stumbled backwards and slammed into the door. He grabbed Jack by the throat and began to strangle him. He eventually just lifted Jack up by the throat and threw him down into the ground. He kicked Jack in the face several times, but Jack got back up. Jack grabbed Slender Man and threw him over into the distance. Slender Man saw a little canoe and picked up the ore, charging at Jack and impaling him through the ribs with it.
Jack pulled the ore out and hit Slender Man upside the head, knocking him down. Slender Man got up again, only to be smacked by the ore and sent flying. Slender Man landed on the docks, and Jack ran over at him. Meanwhile, we thought the coast was clear so we opened the door and looked outside, stupidly enough. We saw the two fighting on the docks and couldn't help but watch.
Jack hit Slender Man with an uppercut, knocking him over. Slender Man got back up and punched Jack in the face repeatedly, knocking him back a bit. Jack picked the ore back up and hit Slender Man in the face with it, knocking him down. Jack was serious now. He lifted the ore up above his head and pushed it down into Slender Man's chest. He kept stabbing him and stabbing him with it until Slender Man managed to get up and take the ore from him, throwing it into the water.
Lauren yelled out to us, pointing at a stick of dynamite she found. Brad's mom pulled out her lighter and lit it. We threw it onto the dock as the two were fighting. This was it. Our last hope. Slender Man and Jack were brutally beating each other, and didn't notice the TNT. Suddenly, it finally went off, and it blew the two into the air. They went off into the sky, and crashed down into their watery graves.
It was finally over! We were saved! We ran out to get back to town, but little did we know it wasn't over.
Slender Man and Eyeless Jack awoke in a fiery pit, surrounded by a whole crowd of demons. They seemed to be chanting some weird spell, when a strange, creepy statue of Link from the Legend of Zelda series appeared before the two, and smiled deviously.
"Men..." he said, "What seems to be the problem?"