2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Beware the Slenderman

Friday, March 11
9:00PM - 10:57PM


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BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN tells the story of the internet’s elusive Boogeyman and two 12-year-old girls who would kill for him. Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier lured their best friend into the woods, stabbed her 19 times, then set out on an odyssey to meet the tall and faceless man known online as Slenderman. Shot over 18 months with heartbreaking access to the families of the would-be murderers, the film plunges deep down the rabbit hole of their crime, a Boogeyman and our society’s most impressionable consumers of media. The entrance to the internet can quickly lead us to its dark basement, within just a matter of clicks. How much do we hold children responsible for what they find there?

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 117min

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky

Producer: Irene Taylor Brodsky, Sophie Harris

Cinematographer: Nick Midwig

Editor: Gladys Mae Murphy

Sound Designer: Lance Limbocker

Music: Benoit Charest


Irene is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker whose recent credits include OPEN YOUR EYES (2015), ONE LAST HUG (Emmy winner, Best Children’s Program, 2014), SAVING PELICAN 895 (Emmy winner, Music, 2012), THE FINAL INCH (Academy Award nominee, 2009), and HEAR AND NOW (Peabody Award, PGA Doc of the Year nominee, 2008).

Public Film Contact
Sophie Harris
Vermilion Films

Publicity Contact
Jeff McBride



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