It's been quite a while since I've lurked here, and even longer since I've posted. I was incomplete without YS. :<
ANYWAY, TO THE MATTER AT HAND.
I recently watched the "Marble Hornets" series on YouTube and was simply amazed at how well that plotline/main villain (if you can even call him that) fit in with the tone and overall feeling of Call of Cthulhu. A sense of foreboding, a heavy, heavy dose of hopelessness and helplessness. Horror movies don't usually scare me that badly. This series, made on a budget of presumably nothing, actually kept me up for a while at night, and kept my friends up for multiple nights. It is done so incredibly well, and I have this urge to mold it into something interactive.
I suppose the problem at this point is actually turning it into something workable. As utterly terrifying as Slenderman is, his motive has always puzzled me, mainly because it looks to be nonexistent. For a scenario, Slenderman would require a goal, and I honestly have no idea what that would be. Oh! It seems as though I've left out the most important part. Some of you may be asking, "Who or what, exactly, is Slenderman?" Allow me to explain. Aside from the vague "MOST TERRIFYING THING EVER" description, he/it is an eight-foot-tallish man-thing with extended limbs, a business suit and the power to lengthen his appendages at will.
Oh, and he also LACKS A FACE.
The combination of his limb-stretching and lack of facial features works to the end of putting people in his thrall, especially children, whom he/it seems to have a penchant for kidnapping, rather like the Pied Piper.
So, Yoggies, how do you think I could turn this into a great scenario/campaign? My friends have all watched Marble Hornets, and so they'd know a bit of what was coming for them, but I believe that would work for me rather than against me.
By the way, here are some links if you'd care to learn a little about Slenderman yourself:
Marble Hornets Intro