Urban Legend (1998)
Movie InfoWhen a series of strange deaths occurs on campus, beautiful and assertive student Natalie suspects that they are murders based on urban legends. Her classmates, loyal Brenda, ambitious journalism major Paul, and school practical joker Damon, insist the deaths are just coincidences. When Natalie gets too close to discovering how the deaths are connected, she realizes she's the killer's next victim.
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Critic Reviews for Urban Legend
Like Frankenstein's monster before the lightning strikes, it's all recycled cold flesh and bolts, without a twitch of originality.
A proud product of the Scream cookie-cutter!
It's just a weary sigh over how Scream's juicy archness has already turned into boilerplate.
Those of us with brain cells, however, will spit out this Scream retread like it was spider-egg-laced bubble gum.
The makers of Urban Legend stock their film with so many one-dimensional, cookie-cutter stereotypes that its potential for exploiting deep-seated fears gets numbed.
It's surely not the worst slasher film ever made, but it wastes the hint of creativity it promises from the outset.
This is just another post-SCREAM fest desperately in need of a gimmick to distinguish [itself].
Watchable...[but] a time-waster, with an insulting ending that unfortunately takes it down a few pegs. [Blu-Ray]
Plot sense is not the top priority when selling a horror movie to 14-year-olds, so it will do well.
Obviamente, 'lógica' é uma palavra que o roteirista Silvio Horta dispensou neste trabalho.
Takes a promising premise and runs it through a predictable meat grinder of idiocy.
Desperate to devise a finale sure to stun, writer Silvio Horta concocts several and runs them back to back. The result drove a sneak preview audience to scream alright, first in gales of disbelieving laughter and then for their money back.
If the makers of Urban Legend had even a shred of honesty or decency in them, the title would be Horror Film Cliches.
Spottily directed and lacking the dubious merits of even the Friday the 13th franchise.
Audience Reviews for Urban Legend
Another Scream rip-off, Urban Legends tends to navigate the same uninspired waters as many of the "teen" horror films of the late 1990's. Thankfully it's a forgettable film that doesn't do anything to raise the stakes in the Horror genre. This is a poorly made film with awful acting, a terrible plot, directing and cheap scares. The film is pointless and does nothing to thrill its audience. The film insults the viewer for which the movie was intended for by not challenging their thoughts hard enough. What was great about the old horror films was that, there was always a great amount of suspense, shocks and jolts. Something that's significantly absent from these types of films. The film fails because the material that's presented on screen is uninspired, often boring. This is a stupid film that's a wasted opportunity because it actually did have an interesting idea for a slasher film. However that failed. The result is a forgettable "horror" film that has definitely NOT stood the test the test of time, and since the release of this film, there's been far better horror films this film is one of the worst the Horror genre has ever produced. Avoid.More
The usual late 90's slasher taht fails to advance on Scream's post-modern brilliance. In fairness, the idea is quite a good one, with scary urban legends becoming reality. It could have been a nice way for the film to comment on fears inherent in all of us, as urban legends tend to focus on one simple theme. Unfortunately, the film goes for simple slashngs of college kids. There isn't a lot of tension and one can only imagine the screenwriters telling stories to each other as quickly as they could, rather than creating the dread. Fairly tame, and no where near as scary as the legends themselves.More
A campy, yet extremely entertaining movie. It makes little sense and is quite goofy, but it sort've fits in with the source material. It's the typical teen slasher, but has enough odd moments and kooky characters to be seen as a unique piece. It's a lot more like a 80s movie rather than a 90s which I quite liked.More
Urban Legend Quotes
- (at the very end of the movie; in a student circle conversation) Okay listen up guys, 'cause this is how the story really goes!
- I'll see you two in class tomorrow.
- Sh*t! Bullet through the head. Not exactly an urban legend, but in the essence of time.
- Oh, great. Rent-A-Cop to the rescue.
- (to Natalie) I'm really going to enjoy watching you bleed to death. (Puts the scalpel up to Natalie) Now, is this your kidney? Or is that the liver? I was always such a dope in anatomy. Well, who cares, right? First organ I see, I'm just gonna grab it.
- (to Natalie) Don't you wanna be an urban legend? All your friends are now.
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