We reported back in January that HBO, capitalizing on the current obsession with true crime documentaries like Netflix’s Making a Murderer, would soon release a dark documentary of there own titled Beware the Slenderman. Today, the first poster for the documentary was unveiled.
Beware the Slenderman, set to premiere at SXSW on March 11, delves into the legend of Slenderman and the case of Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, two 12- year-old Wisconsin girls, and their brutal attempted murder of their friend and classmate, another 12-year-old girl. What makes the case so interesting are the girls’ claims that it was an attempt to please Slenderman, a legend created by the Something Awful internet forum.
The two girls were convinced that Slenderman was very real and that he would hurt their families if they did not make a human sacrifice to him. On May 31, 2014, after months of planning, the two girls lured the victim into the woods, stabbed her 19 times and left her for dead. Somehow the victim found the strength to crawl out of the woods. A bicyclist came across the girl laying in the middle of a path and called for help. It’s a miracle that the victim survived and has since recovered.
The TV premiere date for Beware the Slenderman has not been announced at this time.