Beware the Slenderman (2016) Movie Review

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2016 | Crime, Documentary, Biography
114 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

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Beware the Slenderman Review


Tells the story of two 12-year old girls, who attempted to murder one of their friends in an attempt to appease Slenderman, a fictional monster from a horror website.

Beware the Slenderman (2016) is a 1h 57-min American crime documentary that contains Slenderman, stabbing, interrogation, mental illness, schizophrenia, and attempted murder. Director Irene Taylor Brodsky (Hear and Now (2007), The Final Inch (2009), Saving Pelican 895 (2011), One Last Hug: Three Days at Grief Camp (2014)) did an excellent job exploring the legend of Slenderman. Slenderman’s legend has been heard by many people in various ways as his creepy stories can be found easily on the internet. Some people believes that Slenderman is fictitious where others believe otherwise.

Beware of Slenderman revolves around Slenderman, who is thought to be an evil person that is more than a story that is used to scare children. Two 12-year-old girls stabbed one of their friends numerous times in the woods in their little town in Wisconsin, but the victim did not die and crawled away leaving a blood trail along the way on May 31st, 2014. Someone rescued her leaving their town incredibly shocked of the hideous acts from the little girls as they claimed that they did it for the faceless figure Slenderman so that they can impress him and become proxies of him. The real video police interrogations hours after the stabbing of the girls separately, interviews with their parents and court testimonies reveals the unnerving horrifying details of the case.

The documentary did a great job exploring the myth (origin/popularity) of Slenderman so people who are unaware of the story can quickly get aboard. The testimonies with the two girls were chilling as the police officers interrogate the girls. The interview with the parents was painstakingly heart-wrenching to hear and watch.

Beware the Slenderman is a highly well-developed movie with real-life documentaries that was beautifully filmed with the right amount of creepiness. I applaud the film crew for explaining the events of the crime to us and why they did it. I was disgusted by the thought that a twelve-year-old can be so impressionable from materials on the internet and carry on a hideous crime such as taking the life of someone. The ending of the movie/documentary left us with all questions we may have answered.

About Beware the Slenderman 2016

Title: Beware the Slenderman
Year: 2016
Runtime: 114 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Crime, Documentary, Biography
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
Starring: Deborah Collins, Abigail Baird, Shelley Grunke, Tyler, Thomas Casey, Maggie, Thom Moerman, Richard Dawkins, Shelly Fisher, Melody Weier, Morgan Geyser, Jacqueline Woolley, Anissa Weier, Hope, Angie Geyser, Michael Caldwell, Bill Weier, Kenneth Casimir, Michael O. Bohren, Dianna Niesen, Michelle Trussoni, Robert Niesen, Kristi Weier, Brooke Lundbohm, Payton Leutner, Kenneth Robbins, Trevor J. Blank, Nicole Simon, Brad Kim, Donna Joan Bennett
Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky