“He gets into your head … like a virus,” says one of the tormented girls in the trailer for director Sylvain White's horror thriller SLENDER MAN, which includes, among other head-messing images, a scalpel cutting an eyeball, lots of worms and, of course, a very slender man.

Sony’s film is set in a small town in Massachusetts, where, says the logline, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of the title character. When one of the girls mysteriously goes missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, his latest victim.

Here's your first look at the creepfest inspired by the horrific meme that tragically crossed over into real life four years ago: