Behind The Scenes – Real Life Slenderman!

In less than a week, the NTV team has managed to plan and film one of the most impossible challenges of all time – the Slenderman Challenge! It all started when the NTV team was planning for the grand finale in a special meeting 2 weeks ago. We were quick to come up with ideas for Notice Me Sensei, but we were running low on brain juice when planning the finale for 4 guys 1 challenge. Somehow, the programme leader, Ryan Thor, suggested, “how about doing a Slenderman challenge where contestant have hot sauce drinking as penalty if they do not find a note in a period of time?” After several discussions, we decided to make a real life version of Slenderman instead of playing the video game itself. It was evident that running such a challenge was not going to be easy at all. There were so many unknown factors and thoughts going through our minds which were starting to hold us back. At some point, we begun to doubt if it was ACTUALLY possible to organise such a challenge. We wanted some references but we couldn’t find anyone who had done such a challenge. Instead of allowing it to demotivate us, it actually gave us a confidence boost, thinking that if we managed to execute this idea, we could be the first ones to execute a real life Slenderman challenge. Hence, the hectic week begun. Quickly, we scouted for a suitable location to conduct the challenge. Building after building, we imagined how the challenger would choose their path to find the notes and where the notes should...