Beware the Slenderman Documentary Review, Comparison, Specification
- Genre: Documentary
- Directors: Irene Taylor Brodsky
- Classification: 15
- Run Time: 114 minutes
- Studio: HBO
Beware the Slenderman was a pretty interesting documentary. Being British I never knew much about the case and had only briefly saw something on the news when this crime had happened in Wisconsin, so I was keen to learn more and this documentary delivered.
For anyone who doesnt know, this case is about two 12 year old girls named Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier who lured their friend to a wooded area to kill. Both girls beleived they were doing this as they could then run to a mansion in the woods where Slenderman would be. At least it was something like that, I do not know much about Slenderman other than it's like a myth that's been on the Internet for ages.
The documentary goes into quite great detail, much more so than I had imagined. For example we see real footage of the girls being intereviewed by the police, we see both girls in court, and the parents and family of both accused all feature in the documentary.
My only critisism is that I cant help but feel the documentay was a little premature. After watching for 1 hour and 50 minutes all that really happened was that we learned that both girls will not get sentenced in a juvenile court, but surely the documentary would have been best being released once the actual trial was over so at the end as a viewer we got the final verdict.
Regardless, Beware the Slenderman was a very interesting watch.
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