‘Beware the Slenderman’ Doc Shows What Happens When Meme Culture Turns Into Murder

In the age of digital media reality can sometimes be blurred and perception can become reality. If enough people think something is real and it goes viral then it must be real. That is usually not the case, but in HBO’s new documentary Beware the Slenderman that is exactly what takes place.

Based on the iconic character that started on the “Something Awful” forums years ago, “In this horrifyingly modern fairytale lurks an online Boogeyman and two 12-year-old girls who would kill for him. The entrance to the internet quickly leads to its darkest basement. How responsible are our children for what they find there?”

“The palest man,
The blackest suit.
Fear the man,
the slenderman.
For he can do,
what no one can”

Coming to HBO in January of 2017.  Until then check out the official trailer below.