In a small town in Massachusetts, four friends, Wren (Joey King), Hallie (Julia Goldani Telles), Chloe (Jaz Sinclair) and Katie (Annalise Basso) summon the Slender Man (Javier Botet). A week later, Katie disappears and the other three girls go to her house to investigate for clues. The three discover that Katie had been involved in the occult and that she wanted the Slender Man to take her.
The three girls decide to make contact with the Slender Man in an attempt to get Katie back in exchange for something else. Wren, who has researched Slender Man mythology, warns Hallie and Chloe not to open their eyes while the three are making contact with the Slender Man for fear of death or madness. Chloe panics, opens her eyes and comes face to face with the Slender Man. Some time later, the Slender Man enters Chloe’s house and drives her insane. Hallie tells her boyfriend, Tom (Alex Fitzalan), she had seen the video and tells him not to see it.
Wren, suffering from frightening visions, searches for a solution while Hallie unsuccessfully attempts to move on. A short while later, Lizzie (Taylor Richardson), Hallie's younger sister, suffers a major panic attack and is sent to the hospital and sedated. Hallie discovers Wren had attempted to come into contact with the Slender Man again, with the help of Lizzie.
Hallie confronts Wren about her sister. Wren tells Hallie that the Slender Man only wants them, before she is taken by the Slender Man. Hallie, realizing that the only way to save Lizzie is to give herself to the Slender Man, sacrifices herself for her sister. Lizzie is able to recover, and reflects on the situation that resulted in the death of her sister and her sister’s friends.
- Jaz Sinclair as Chloe
- Joey King as Wren
- Julia Goldani Telles as Hallie
- Annalise Basso as Katie
- Alex Fitzalan as Tom
- Taylor Richardson as Lizzie