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Beware the Slenderman (HBO)

Beware the Slenderman (HBO)
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Released: January 23, 2017
Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky
Producer: Irene Taylor Brodsky, Sophie Harris
Studio: HBO Documentary Films
Cast: Richard Dawkins
Genre: Documentary
Length: 114 minutes

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Beware the Slenderman (HBO) Overview

On May 31, 2014, two 12-year-old girls lured another young girl to a remote part of the woods, stabbed her 19 times, and left her for dead. Following the attack, in which the girl survived, the girls cited the "Slender Man" as a reason for their dangerous behavior. The Slender Man, depicted as a thin, unusually tall man with no facial features, originated as an internet meme that then transformed into a "creepypasta" a horror-related internet legend. The girls claimed that the Slender Man threatened to harm their families if they did not carry out the assault.

Shot over an 18-month period of time and containing real interviews with the families of the two would-be murderers, this thrilling HBO documentary explores the attack and the shocking implications behind the myth of the Slender Man.


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