Grab Your Blankies! 'Beware the Slenderman' Documentary Coming to HBO

It's been some time since our old friend Slenderman, a dark, supernatural entity created from a meme on Something Awful Forums, made an appearance in the media. Well folks, he's coming back to screens near you.

Famously, two girls who stabbed their friend 19 times in 2014 claimed to have done so to appease Slenderman. Headed by Emmy award-winning director Irene Taylor Brodsky, the HBO documentary entitled Beware the Slenderman will explore the lore, psychology, and real-life impacts of this fictional yet highly disturbing character.

If Slenderman has done any good since his conception, it's that he has opened our eyes to the damage that can be dealt to young, impressionable minds online and through other sources of media. Brodsky assures that her documentary will expound on this troublesome reality.

The documentary will premier tomorrow (Friday, March 11th) at the SXSW film festival in Austin, TX. There is still no television release date (to our chagrin), but we'll be sure to let you know when we do! 

In the meantime, check out this incredibly eerie promotional poster acquired by IndieWire:  

Will you make a point †o watch this doc? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. And as always, thanks for reading!

Author: Nate Morgan