Watch Beware The Slenderman First Trailer

Posted: Nov 11 2016, 10:22am CST | by , in News | Latest TV News

 

Watch Beware the Slenderman First Trailer
  • The Trailer for the HBO Documentary Beware the Slenderman Released
 

The trailer of the HBO documentary Beware the Slenderman gives us a terrifying look in the haunted world of the fictional character’s influence in the real world

He started from the mind and talent of one man keen on Photoshop forum Something Awful. In a competition in 2009, one user submitted his work in which he made submitted two black and white photos depicting groups of children to which he added a tall, faceless figure wearing a black suit.

The goal was to make normal photographs appear paranormal. He succeeded and the Slenderman went viral. Admirers went to create fanart, cosplays and online fictional stories about the Slenderman. In 2012, a video game - titled Slender: The Eight Pages was also released.

What we never found out was the darker side of this fictional character. In their brand new documentary directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky, HBO explores the incident of the stabbing of a 12-year-old girl was stabbed 19 times by her two closest friends after being lured out into the woods during a slumber party who claimed they were under the influence of the Slenderman.

The documentary features footage from the trial and CGI renderings of the faceless fictional bogeyman while exploring the darkest corners of the internet and how they influence children’s thoughts.

The trailer for the documentary was released and features some of the CGI renderings of the Slenderman while a rhyme echoes in the background, ‘The palest man, the darkest suit/ Bigger than the tallest brute/Fear the man, the Slenderman/For he can do what no one can’.

We then get to hear the recording of the police report of the stabbing. We then hear news reports and snippets of Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser in interrogation and in court while they claim that they were told to murder their friend by the Slenderman.

Both girls were diagnosed with mental illness later on. The other part of the documentary explore how the fictional world is very perceptible to children who believe that it is real.

Beware the Slenderman is set to air on HBO 23 January 2017.

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