Thursday, January 19, 2017


Urban Legend Movie Review

Students at an upscale New England university are alarmed when a killer, apparently inspired by popular urban legends, begins taking them out one by one. This 1998 slasher flick has a ton of people you will recognize--Brad Dourif (Halloween, Graveyard Shift), Joshua Jackson (Shutter), Robert Englund (Freddy himself), Danielle Harris (many Halloween movies), Alicia Witt (Four Rooms), Tara Reid (Sharknado), Rebecca Gayheart (Noxzema Girl), and even Jared Leto (Fight Club, Panic Room) stop by and deliver about what you would expect from each of them, though Leto has certainly been better.

This one's for the ladies in the house

The kills, while not overly graphic, do keep you interested, and have a warm throwback to the 1980s feel to them. If you are a fan of urban legends in general, as I am, you will take additional interest in this movie, and may smile to yourself when things like Pop Rocks and spider eggs are mentioned. The pace of the film is good, and the reveal, while not fantastic, is effective--the final scene is very entertaining. Some of the acting and generally annoying characters bring this movie down a bit, but overall, in a time when horror movies were beginning to make a comeback, and the market was flooded with really bad ones, Urban Legend still stands out as one of the better horror flicks from that era.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7

Urban Legend Movie Trailer

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