HBO has revealed a new crime documentary ‘Beware the Slenderman’ based on the Internet figure Slenderman will be coming soon according to a Wednesday, March 9 report from Pop Sugar.
The HBO documentary will showcase the aftermath of a heinous attack carried out in his name, and it’s about to premiere at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, TX. The new HBO Slenderman documentary is following popular crime television trend and is expected to capture viewer’s attention from all across the globe. Slenderman details reveal that the figure The Slenderman may be entirely fictional, but is described as a tall, suited monster invented on the Something Awful forums, however, the crimes surrounding the myth were real.
Two 13-year-old girls were charged with stabbing their 12-year-old friend 19 times in the Waukesha, Wisconsin, woods in 2014. It was revealed by the girls they did it “to show devotion to Slenderman” and “to prove he’s real, and so he wouldn’t kill their families”. Pleading not guilty, the teenage girls are now awaiting trial, the documentary apparently focuses on the rise of internet lore, its implications and ‘how the digital age is saturating the imagination and actions of children’.
HBO ‘Beware the Slenderman’ synopsis sets up the documentary as follows,
‘Shot over 18 months with heartbreaking access to the families of the would-be murderers, the film plunges deep down the rabbit hole of their crime, a Boogeyman and our society’s most impressionable consumers of media. The entrance to the internet can quickly lead us to its dark basement, within just a matter of clicks. How much do we hold children responsible for what they find there?’
SXSW and HBO are not the only ones said to be capitalizing on the Slenderman, as previously reported, it has been rumored that Slenderman will be the subject of the popular horror series “American Horror Story” for the upcoming season 6.
At this time, the American Horror Story/Slender Man theme is purely speculation and we will not know for months what actually lies in store for fans. But here is what has been stated so far. US claims that a source has revealed to them that American Horror Story‘s sixth season will be based on the popular internet phenomenon known as Slender Man.
You have to admit the Slenderman story though sad will make a very interesting subject for all involved. Are you interested in seeing the Slenderman stories told? ‘Beware the Slenderman’ is set to premiere on 11 March SXSW. At this time, the date for the HBO premiere has yet to be announced. Stay tuned for future updates.