Slenderman

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Slenderman Attacker's Dad Isn't Happy About the New Film

"All we're doing is extending the pain all three of these families have gone through."
River Donaghey
1.4.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

One of the Teens from the 'Slenderman' Stabbing Case Has Pleaded Guilty

"I believed that if I didn't go through with it, Slenderman would come and attack and kill myself, my friends, and my family," 15-year-old Anissa Weier said Monday.
River Donaghey
8.22.17
Film

HBO's Slenderman Documentary Is a True Crime Horror Movie

'Beware the Slenderman' paints a chilling portrait of the children who attempted murder for a meme.
Pilot Viruet
1.24.17
Film

Revisiting Creepypasta, the Social Horror Craze That Launched Slenderman

HBO’s documentary ‘Beware the Slenderman’ premieres tomorrow, detailing the real-world consequences of a collaborative online nightmare machine.
Zac Thompson
1.22.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The New Slenderman Documentary Trailer Is Creepy as Hell

HBO just dropped the trailer for their new documentary 'Beware the Slenderman,' focusing on the true crime story of the online boogyman and the trial of young girls who tried to kill for him.
VICE Staff
11.10.16
Memes

Creepypasta: Memes Are the New Myths

Dr. Jenny Davis explains how threatening memes thrive online, and sometimes merge with reality.
Diana Tourjée
10.25.15
Stuff

'Haunted Technology': An Interview with Erik Davis, Scholar of the Weird

We talked about conspiracy theories, confronting the void, and modern-day magic.
Nathan A. Thompson
12.22.14
Stuff

A Seven-Foot Teenage Slender Man Was Kicked Out of Sydney Comic Con

Is Slender Man a cosplay-friendly vehicle for enjoyment, or a cultish threat? And did Daniel Simao get picked on for his costume choice or was he inappropriately touching others?
Kristen Daly
9.23.14
Internet

In Defense of Slenderman

He's internet folklore, and mirrors all of the online anxieties of our generation.
Roisin Kiberd
6.5.14
Here Be Dragons

Don't Blame Slender Man for the Schoolgirl Stabbing

The most bizarre aspect of the Wisconsin stabbings, by far, is the involvement of Slender Man, an internet phenomenon that's sent journalists around the world scrambling for their Google machines with predictably miserable results.
Martin Robbins
6.5.14