Beware the Slenderman

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Beware the Slenderman
Beware the slenderman poster.jpg
Television release poster
Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky
Produced by Sophie Harris
Irene Taylor Brodsky
Music by Benoît Charest
Cinematography Nick Midwig
Edited by Gladys Mae Murphy
HBO Films
HBO Documentary
Distributed by HBO
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release date
  • March 11, 2016 (2016-03-11) (South by Southwest)
  • January 23, 2017 (2017-01-23)
Running time
117 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Beware the Slenderman (stylized as _beware the slenderman) is a 2016 American documentary film directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky about the Slender Man stabbing.[1] It premiered at South by Southwest in March 2016 and was broadcast on HBO on January 23, 2017.[2][3]


Beware the Slenderman discusses the incident in which two girls attempted to murder one of their friends in an attempt to appease Slender Man, a fictional monster who originated from an internet phenomenon called "creepypasta". The documentary was shot over eighteen months and contains interviews with the families of the two would-be murderers.

The film makes use of various YouTube videos to do with Slender Man, in particular footage from Marble Hornets and Tribe Twelve. It also makes use of footage from the games Slender: The Eight Pages and Minecraft.


  1. ^ Harvey, Dennis (2016-05-27). "Film Review: 'Beware the Slenderman'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  2. ^ DePaoli, Tommy (2016-03-07). "Slenderman Is Coming to HBO In A True-Crime Documentary". Movie Pilot. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  3. ^ Murphy, Samantha (2016-03-12). "HBO's 'Beware the Slenderman' is your next 'Making a Murderer' obsession". Mashable. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 

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