MADISON (WKOW) -- The movie "Slender Man" opened nationwide on Friday but many theaters in Wisconsin are not showing it.
The movie is about a group of high school girls in Massachusetts who try to prove Slender Man is not real, but then one of them vanishes.
The 2014 real life case centered around two Waukesha girls who claimed the Internet's Slender Man was the reason they attacked their classmate. The girls said they did it to impress the character, a fictional monster from a horror website.
Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser were 12 when they lured a classmate to a wooded park in 2014. Geyer stabbed her 19 times. Both girls told detectives they had to kill their classmate to protect their families.
Only a few theaters in our area are showing the film, including Flix Brewhouse at East Towne Mall. They had a showing at 11:45 Friday morning and they also have three more showings before the end of the day. One movie-goer was surprised it was so difficult to find a screening.
"I actually was surprised because I wasn't thinking about the whole situation about the movie, but it really hit me when I started reading articles about it," said Jessica Kiermas.
Flix Brewhouse is the only Madison theater showing the movie.
Others in our area include theaters in Beaver Dam, Portage, Lake Delton and Beloit.