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Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky

Portland 2016 115 mins. In English

In 2014, two young girls in Waukesha, Wisconsin committed an atrocious act compelled by the calling of a fictional internet character. Brodsky’s film, the product 18 months of digging, explores the backstory leading up to the event, how the internet created boogeyman come to be, and more importantly, how much do we hold our children responsible for what they discover in the vast voids of the web? Weaving together internet footage, home movies, videotaped confessions, and insights from experts, Beware the Slenderman chronicles a chilling crime while questioning what our clicks online might say about who we really are. Thanks to HBO Films.