HBO’s Teases ‘Beware the Slenderman’ Documentary with Eerie Trailer

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Look who’s back? It’s been quite awhile since we’ve last talked about Slenderman, I believe it was back in March when the documentary Beware the Slenderman was playing as SXSW. We had only heard rumblings about how chilling it was, then like the myth himself, it quieted to the point where it was nearly forgotten. Now, a trailer has premiered for the upcoming documentary that will debut on January 23rd on HBO.

Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky, Beware the Slenderman, explores the mythos of the this modern boogeyman and tries to understand why two girls would believe in something like this and what would drive them to attempt to murder a friend to appease this fictional being. The documentary was shot over the course of eighteen months and contains interviews with the two families of the girls who almost took the life of their friend. It’s both heartbreaking and frightening.