Have you ever heard of Slender Man before? If not, I invite you to read up a bit on this internet fabricated scary myth creature here on Wikipedia.
If you’re too lazy for that, here’s a brief synopsis from Wikipedia:
The Slender Man (also known as Slenderman) is a fictional supernatural character that originated as an Internet meme created by Something Awful forums user Eric Knudsen (a.k.a. “Victor Surge”) in 2009. It is depicted as resembling a thin, unnaturally tall man with a blank and usually featureless face, wearing a black suit.
Stories of the Slender Man commonly feature him stalking, abducting or traumatizing people, particularly children. The Slender Man is not confined to a single narrative, but appears in many disparate works of fiction, typically composed online. Fiction relating to the Slender Man encompasses many media, including literature, art and video series such as Marble Hornets. Outside of online fiction, the Slender Man has had impact on popular culture, having been referenced in the video game Minecraft and generated video games of his own, such as Slender: The Eight Pages and Slender: The Arrival.
Beginning in 2014, a minor moral panic occurred over the Slender Man after readers of his fiction were connected to several violent acts, particularly a near-fatal stabbing of a 12-year old girl in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
HBO is airing a documentary in the new year about the Slender Man myth, and specifically looking at the near-fatal stabbing case involving 12 year old girls in Wisconsin. They documentary is said not to discuss a guilty vs not guilty analysis but instead dissect what happened to make these girls commit the crime, and whether they should be tried as adults.
It looks super creepy.
Beware the Slenderman will air on HBO in January 23, 2017.