The Empty Man Coming To (Not) Empty Theaters

You may have heard of Slenderman, and what happened when just three tweenagers believed in that urban myth. But what if a creepypasta creature inspired an actual cult, allowing its followers to be infected by fear and horror? Combining memes, pandemics, and urban legends into something even more disturbing, Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey released The Empty Man out into comics shops in 2015, with a follow-up series last year. This week, the Fox adaptation of the horror series hits theaters and presumably select VOD.

While its release seems to have been held up a bit by the merger of Disney and Fox, the source material from Boom! Studios holds the promise of a tasty horror film in time for Halloween.

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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at