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Urban Legend

Urban Legend

Jamie Blanks (1998)

95min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This is one of the weaker examples of the late 1990s resurgence in stalk 'n' slash movies. After a particularly gruesome opening, it becomes apparent that the attractive teenagers at a remote university campus are being dispatched in the form of - you've guessed it - urban legends. The series of gimmicky murders are the film's sole stab at innovation (anyone heard of Scream?), although some of the later "legends" seem made up for the purposes of the plot. There's a pointed cameo from Robert "Freddy Krueger" Englund, but otherwise the pedestrian direction, bland cast and ludicrous final unmasking don't add up to much.

Summary

A student investigates when a spate of killings at a New England college draws parallels with local myths. As the murderer brutally dispatches her friends one by one, she faces a race against time to discover the identity of the killer before she becomes the next victim. Horror, starring Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Jared Leto and Michael Rosenbaum.

Cast & Crew

Natalie Alicia Witt
Paul Jared Leto
Brenda Rebecca Gayheart
Parker Michael Rosenbaum
Reese Loretta Devine
Damon Joshua Jackson
Sasha Tara Reid
Dean Adams John Neville
Tosh Guaneri Danielle Harris
Michelle Mancini Natasha Gregson Wagner
Professor Wexler Robert Englund
Gas station attendant Brad Dourif
Director Jamie Blanks
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia Pictures Guidance: Edited for violence and language. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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