BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN (MA15+)
A terrifying crime doco about the devastation that can occur when disinformation is interpreted as the truth by impressionable minds. In 2014, two 12-year-old girls from the US lured a classmate into the woods and stabbed her 19 times. Though their victim survived, the motive for the brutal attack remains swathed in mystery. Apparently, the girls had fallen under the spell of Slenderman, a macabre internet meme centred on a non-existent boogeyman. Interviews with police and family associated with the case complete a disturbing portrait of how dangerous long periods of unsupervised online access can be.