Red Arrow Studios International has closed a raft of international sales for Slender Man: The Untold Story (1 x 120’). The extraordinary true crime documentary about a fictional internet character who drove two girls to kill, has been acquired by Nine Network in Australia, SVT in Sweden, TV2 in Norway, VTM in Belgium and RTS for French-speaking Switzerland.

Produced by Dorsey Pictures for Reelz in the US, and originally titled Slender Man Stabbing: The Untold Story, the documentary increased Reelz’s average viewership by 54% when it premiered in January.

‘Slender Man’ began as the internet version of a campfire ghost story; a homicidal creature, shaped like an unnaturally tall and thin man, with a featureless white face and wearing a black suit. So long as he remained fictional, he was harmless. But for two 12-year-old girls, ‘Slender Man’ became a very real and murderous obsession. On a quiet Saturday in a small Wisconsin town, they lured a friend into the local woods and stabbed her 19 times. Miraculously she survived, and the police caught her would-be killers.

Slender Man: The Untold Story documents this fascinating case and trial and includes exclusive interviews from the 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 US broadcast and bring this fascinating programme to new international audiences.”

The deals were concluded by Yi Qiao, Senior Sales Manager, Benelux, UK, Scandinavia, Africa and Middle East; Fabrice Laventure-Darival, Sales Coordinator for French speaking Belgium and Switzerland and Shirley Bowers, VP Sales & Acquisitions, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Later this year Red Arrow Studios International will distribute Dorsey Pictures’ new ten-part series Dog’s Most Wanted, featuring world-famous bounty hunter Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman and his elite team of professionals. The series has been commissioned by WGN America.