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Beware the Slenderman (2016)

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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.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Geyser Morgan Geyser ... Herself - Stabbing Suspect
Anissa Weier Anissa Weier ... Herself - Stabbing Suspect
Angie Geyser Angie Geyser ... Herself - Morgan's Mother
Bill Weier Bill Weier ... Himself - Anissa's Father
Michael O. Bohren Michael O. Bohren ... Himself - Judge
Michelle Trussoni Michelle Trussoni ... Herself - City of Waukesha Police Department
Kristi Weier Kristi Weier ... Herself - Anissa's Mother
Payton Leutner Payton Leutner ... Herself - Stabbing Victim (archive footage)
Trevor J. Blank Trevor J. Blank ... Himself - Digital Folklorist
Brad Kim Brad Kim ... Himself - KnowYourMeme.com
Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins ... Himself - Evolutionary Biologist
Jack Zipes Jack Zipes ... Himself - Literary Critic
Tom Haynes Tom Haynes ... Himself - Anissa's Former Teacher
Abigail Baird Abigail Baird ... Herself - Neurodevelopmental Psychologist
Tyler Tyler ... Himself - Former Fellow Inmate
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Lurking in the shadows of the Internet, a faceless modern-day bogeyman has attracted the attention and fear of a young generation who whisper his name online. Slenderman lives on the dark pages of the web, where impressionable youth create and cultivate his mythos in message boards, YouTube clips and various other digital incantations. But the online fairy tale becomes a shocking real-life horror as two 12-year-old girls, guided by their devotion to Slenderman, lure their friend into the woods to attempt a seemingly inexplicable, brutal murder. From the depths of one the Internet's most unsettling creations to the court case that must consider the consequences, Beware the Slenderman brings to light questions of accountability in an age where young, growing minds are only a few clicks away from creating and consuming something that may influence them to commit unspeakable crimes.

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On May 31st, 2014, in the woods outside of Waukesha, Wisconsin, two 12-year-old girls stabbed their classmate 19 times. This is the true story of what drove them to do it.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2018 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuidado com o Slenderman See more »

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Although the stabbing took place in Waukesha County (Waukesha). Anisa is being held further north in adjoining Washington County (West Bend). See more »

Goofs

During Trevor J. Blank's interview (at the 28:18 mark), footage is shown of the popular Youtube series "WATCHER" by Andrew J. Neis. "WATCHER" is not a Slenderman-related series, it features a human stranger that stands outside of a couple's apartment window and stares at them, never moving or speaking. The creators of "Beware the Slenderman" appear to have digitally edited the video to remove the face of the "WATCHER" character and make it appear as though it could possibly be a real-life Slenderman. See more »

Quotes

Herself - Stabbing Suspect: Make sure she's down.
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Features Watcher (2011) See more »

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Filmmaker Doesn't Care About the Victim
30 March 2017 | by crowgrl13See all my reviews

It seems as though the victim in this, Payton Leutner, is just a footnote to this story. She was talked about very little, almost as if she were just some random classmate. I kept waiting to hear from her or her family, and when I didn't, I waited for a disclaimer that they didn't want to be interviewed, but neither happened. The film portrayed a lot of sympathy for the girls, and I have none. They had planned out this attack. Even at 12 years old, you know killing someone is wrong. But watching their families go on and on about how hard it was to be without their daughters and how it was so upsetting, it is easy to see why the girls themselves were so self-centered. They showed no remorse for killing her whatsoever. This film could have been so much better. What a disappointment.


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