It was a local story that horrified the nation: two 12-year-old girls lure their friend into the Waukesha woods, where they proceed to stab her 19 times in an effort to appease a faceless mythical entity known online as the Slenderman. But there's much more to the story than its “evil” headlines. A sobering documentary that delves deep into the story behind this shocking crime, with heart-wrenching access to the young women’s families, Beware the Slenderman examines how an urban legend, created whole cloth on the internet, could take root in impressionable young minds and lead to an unspeakable act. Courtesy of HBO Documentary Films.
Producer Irene Taylor Brodsky, Sophie Harris
Cinematographer Nick Midwig
Editor Gladys Mae Murphy