Urban Legend

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Elements of Scream reappear in a vastly inferior vehicle.

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A university is beset by a rash of gruesome murders that resemble old urban legends. When her friend Michelle (Natasha Gregson Wagner) is killed by someone hiding in her car, Natalie (Alicia Witt) begins to notice the pattern. Her suspicions grow stronger when her own roommate is strangled to death. Soon the quiet college campus is transformed into hunting grounds for a maniac, and Natalie struggles to find the killer and stop the bloodshed before she becomes the next victim.

Cast & Crew

Jared Leto
Paul Gardener
Alicia Witt
Natalie Simon
Loretta Devine
Reese Wilson
Joshua Jackson
Damon Brooks
Tara Reid
Sasha Thomas
John Neville
Dean Adams
Robert Englund
Professor William Wexler
Brad Luff
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Paula Cole
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Christopher Young
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James Chressanthis
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Jay Cassidy
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Critic Reviews for Urban Legend

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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.
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