A few years back, the Internet got quite a scare when an online forum managed to conjure a fictional character that could very well be considered as the modern-day boogeyman.
Slenderman struck fear in the hearts of many with his grotesquely long limbs clad in tailored black suit and faceless facade. His backstory was as frightening as he looked like; Slenderman supposedly stalked and abducted kids, even gaining control of them in some versions.
The legend then took a dark turn when in 2014, a couple of teenage girls allegedly assaulted their classmate (stabbed her 19 times) after reading about him online. The investigation garnered national attention, with the trial still ongoing.
Early next year, HBO probes into the horrifying repercussion through a documentary film titled, Beware The Slenderman. The trailer, which features manifestations of the supernatural horror and clips of actual interviews with the attackers, has just been released, and the first glimpse is already causing us nightmares.
Check it out:
Beware The Slenderman airs on HBO January 23, 2017.