5 of the Best Documentaries Coming to HBO in 2017

Beware the Slenderman

Beware the Slenderman | HBO

Having added several high-profile new titles to its roster last year (including Westworld and Insecure), HBO is showing no signs of slowing down this year. In addition to its lineup of upcoming scripted shows, the network also has a variety of fascinating documentary features set to premiere in 2017. Below, check out five of the best HBO documentaries to watch out for in the coming months.

1. Beware the Slender Man, January 23

Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky, this true crime documentary chronicles the 2014 stabbing of a 12-year-old girl in Wisconsin by two of her classmates. The two suspects told police that they committed the crime to appease Slender Man, a fictional faceless monster from an internet horror meme. The two-hour long film was shot over the course of a year and a half and features interviews with the family members of the accused. HBO released the chilling first trailer for the film in November, seen above.