This new documentary from HBO comes from Irene Taylor Brodsky (Hear and Now, The Final Inch) and investigates the brutal murder of a school girl by two of her friends. The assailants claimed the were compelled to do it from a persona on the internet known as the Slenderman. Terrifying stuff and a timely reminder of what lurks beneath the digital waves….
Synopsis: Beware the Slenderman tells the true story of 12-year olds Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, who lured their best friend into the woods, stabbed her 19 times, then confessed they did it to appease a tall and faceless man known online as Slenderman. With heart-wrenching access to the girls’ families, this haunting film plunges deep down the rabbit hole of their actions, exploring how the dark corners of the internet can influence society’s most impressionable young consumers of the media.