Reality and fantasy collide in trailer for HBO doc Beware the Slenderman

Beware the Slenderman HBO

Creepypasta memes online have been popular for a long time, but the upcoming HBO doc BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN shows the dark reality behind the terrifying fiction. The BEWARE filmmakers gained exlusive access to the families of the 12-year-old girls who stabbed a classmate twenty times, claiming to be inspired by the fictional creepypasta character the Slenderman. 

The documentary, which is premiering soon, has received a harrowing trailer that blends reality and fantasy to an unsettling degree. Check it out below!

The traumatizing story of the so-called Slenderman has been circulating around the internet for more than five years, terrorizing children, scaring even hardened Redditors and creating an overwhelming sense of unease in anyone who runs across the tales of the supernatural figure. Born out of a 2009 meme, the chilling individual has been the source of folk tales, video games, and now, documentaries. 

Brodsky uses the (fictional) disturbing figure to explore not only the effect that Internet lore has on real-life actions, but also how the digital age is saturating the imagination and actions of children.

The documentary was directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky (HEAR AND NOW).

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