A deep dive into the trash and treasure of a niche online subculture, Dan Schoenbrun mines a deep well of internet footage to retell the sinister online legend of Slender Man in a form that traces not just the history behind the myth but the web's limitless potential for hermetic cults and how they can shape our collective ideas around truth. Using a YouTube aesthetic to suggest new narrative and aesthetic structures, ASIH is also a testament to humanity's need for something that predates the internet: storytelling.
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With thanks to Dan Schoenbrun
Presented by Wavelength
dir. DAN SCHOENBRUN
run-time. 74 mins