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Slender Man: The Untold Story Sells Internationally


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Red Arrow Studios International has secured a raft of sales for the true-crime documentary Slender Man: The Untold Story, including a deal with Nine Network in Australia.

The two-hour doc, produced by Dorsey Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company, for Reelz in the U.S., has also been acquired by SVT in Sweden, TV2 in Norway, VTM in Belgium and RTS for French-speaking Switzerland.

The doc is about a fictional internet character, Slender Man, who allegedly drove two 12-year-old girls to kill. Billed as “the internet version of a campfire ghost story,” Slender Man is a featureless, homicidal creature shaped like a tall, thin man who the girls became obsessed with, leading them to lure their friend into the woods and stab her.

Slender Man: The Untold Story, which bowed in the U.S. in January, documents the case and trial, and includes exclusive interviews from police, lawyers, witnesses and psychologists involved in the case.

Bo Stehmeier, president at Red Arrow Studios International, said: “This hugely intriguing and gripping documentary helps answer the complex questions behind a case which captivated headlines in 2014. As the global appetite for true-crime content continues to accelerate, we’re thrilled to be building upon the success of the U.S. broadcast and bring this fascinating program to new international audiences.”








About Alison Skilton

Alison Skilton is an associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at askilton@worldscreen.com.

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