Many of us Internet dwellers know a lot about Slenderman. From creepy pasta to video games, we’ve seen the story of this tall, faceless man many times. But HBO is soon going to be telling the story of how Slenderman has affected real people in their documentary.
Slenderman has been haunting horror fans since 2009. A man by the name of Eric Knudsen came up with Slenderman for a photo contest by photoshopping a tall, thin, faceless man into black and white photos that depicted groups of children. The pictures quickly went viral, spawning works of fictions, video games, and even movies based off of the silent, tall man.
The pictures quickly went viral, spawning works of fiction, video games, and even movies based off of the silent, tall man.
However, in 2014, two girls from Wisconsin were charged with attempted murder, stating that they had plotted to kill their friend so that Slenderman would not kill their families. The case caused a lot of controversy for many reasons. The two were only 12 years-old when they stabbed their friend 19 times because of their belief that Slenderman was real, but they were tried as adults. This was also one of the few times, aside from cyber-bullying, in which something created on the internet may have been partially to blame.
And this is where the HBO documentary comes in. A little over two years since the two young girls, Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, tried to kill their friend, the story of Slenderman and the case of the attempted murder are being told in cinematic form. Beware the Slenderman does not have an official release date at this time, but will only be airing on HBO. It also has very little description posted about it, however, the trailer shows that the focus will be revolved around the two girls and how, for them, the story of Slenderman seemed too real.