Urban Legend (1998)
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as Brenda Bates
as Damon Brooks
as Tosh Guaneri
as Dean Adams
as Professor Wexler
as Michelle Mancini
as Library Attendant
as Bitchy Girl
as Weather Woman
as David Evans
as Nerdy Guy
as Hippie Guy
as Dorky Guy
as Trendy Girl
as Swimming Woman
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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.
Can we please declare a moratorium on Scream rip-offs?
it's just the old-fashioned, yikes-this-stinks variety.
A proud product of the Scream cookie-cutter!
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.
Scary at times but a little boring.
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.
Urban Legend Quotes
|Brenda:||(at the very end of the movie; in a student circle conversation) Okay listen up guys, 'cause this is how the story really goes!|
|Damon:||I'll see you two in class tomorrow.|
|Brenda:||Sh*t! Bullet through the head. Not exactly an urban legend, but in the essence of time.|
|Brenda:||Oh, great. Rent-A-Cop to the rescue.|
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