Urban Legend

1998

Urban Legend

Critics Consensus

Elements of Scream reappear in a vastly inferior vehicle.

19%

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Total Count: 54

37%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 164,268
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When 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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Cast

Alicia Witt
as Natalie
Rebecca Gayheart
as Brenda Bates
Joshua Jackson
as Damon Brooks
Danielle Harris
as Tosh Guaneri
Tara Reid
as Shasha
John Neville
as Dean Adams
Robert Englund
as Professor Wexler
Natasha Gregson Wagner
as Michelle Mancini
Kay Hawtrey
as Library Attendant
Angela Vint
as Bitchy Girl
J.C. Kenny
as Weather Woman
Vince Corazza
as David Evans
Balazs Koos
as Nerdy Guy
Shawn Mathieson
as Hippie Guy
Clé Bennett
as Dorky Guy
Danielle Brett
as Trendy Girl
Roberta Angelica
as Swimming Woman
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Critic Reviews for Urban Legend

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (12)

Audience Reviews for Urban Legend

  • May 19, 2014
    A campy and fun horror film, Urban Legend delivers some exciting thrills. At a small New England college a mysterious killer murders a series of victims using urban legends as a MO. It's a clever premise that's used to good effect. In fact the script does an impressive job at selecting which urban legends to use and how to integrate them into the plot. And the cast, which features Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Jared Leto, and Tara Reid, is quite strong. Additionally, there are some interesting cameos from notable actors of other horror series. Still, there's a bit of cheesiness and clicheness to the story; which is kind of a given with the urban legend motif. While it has a few weaknesses, Urban Legend is an entertaining film that delivers some witty satire along with its chills.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2011
    An average thriller with very few scares or thrills.
    Jacob P Super Reviewer
  • Oct 09, 2011
    I actually quite enjoyed it, some bits didn't make sense but quite entertaining
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 20, 2011
    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.
    Alex r Super Reviewer

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