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23 August 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Available now on VOD and DVD is writer/director Joshua Zeman's urban legend documentary Killer Legends. For those who've seen Zeman's solid 2009 effort Cropsey, Killer Legends is a continuation of the filmmaker's interest not just in urban legends but in the real stories behind the tales. Rather than focus on one subject like its predecessor, though, Legends is made up of four vignettes each devoted to a true crime that helped shape some of our most widely recognized legends: The Candyman, The Killer Clown, The Babysitter Murders, and The Hookman. Individually, I found Zeman's look at "The Hookman" and its ties to the "Moonlight Murders" of Texarkana in 1946 (the inspiration for Charles B. Pierce's The Town That Dreaded Sundown) to be the strongest of the four. On the whole, the doc is a fascinating project that seamlessly blends elements of crime, horror, and nostalgia as you recall the »

- Jason Barr

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Indie Spotlight

29 June 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We return with the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Repentance and Rockabilly Zombie Weekend, details on the Sundance Next Fest Lineup, Eat Men Like Air, Mindless, and much more:

First Rockabilly Zombie Weekend Trailer: “When Becky and Grant arrive at their rockabilly-themed wedding, despite warnings of a West Nile Virus outbreak, things go horribly wrong as the mosquito-spread virus spawns zombies, who begin feeding on the wedding guests as well as the other locals. The two newlyweds have to escape along with their family and friends if they ever want to live to see their honeymoon!

Rockabilly Zombie Weekend is a new feature length horror thriller with a rocking twist on the modern zombie film. It’s currently being released on DVD on July 1st, 2014 through Green Apple Entertainment. The film (as well as other merchandise) can »

- Tamika Jones

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Killer Legends: Win Josh Zeman's Chilling Doc On DVD

20 June 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Director Josh Zeman's Killer Legends - a documentary exploration of the truth behind a quartet of popular urban legends from the helmer of the acclaimed Cropsey - hits DVD on July 1st and we've got a trio of DVD copies to give away to lucky Twitch readers!Along with producer and co-host Rachel Mills, Zeman here looks into the historical basis for four urban legends: The Candyman, The Babysitter And The Man Upstairs, The Hookman and The Killer Clown. Check out the pair of teasers we released for the film below and email me here for your chance to win a DVD. Remember to include your mailing address!...

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Win a Copy of Killer Legends on DVD

11 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The documentary Killer Legends will be available on DVD nationwide July 1st from Breaking Glass Pictures, and right now we have your chance to score a copy on us for free. That's right... free. You don't have to do a damn thing other than click for details!

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end on at 12:01 Am Pt on June 30th.

Killer Legends follows filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills as they investigate four timeless legends that continue to haunt the American public. Directed by Zeman, the documentary examines the urban legends of The Candyman, The Killer Clown, The Baby-Sitter and the Man Upstairs, and The Hookman.

The DVD release (Srp $19.99) will also include seven special features on the legendary quartet.

Joshua and Rachel travel to Houston, »

- Steve Barton

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Killer Legends Documentary Comes Creeping onto DVD July 1st

2 June 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

This year's crop of fictional horror films has been pretty disappointing so far, but maybe the documentary Killer Legends, available on DVD nationwide July 1st from Breaking Glass Pictures, can add some chill to our hot summer months.

Killer Legends follows filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills as they investigate four timeless legends that continue to haunt the American public. Directed by Zeman, the documentary examines the urban legends of The Candyman, The Killer Clown, The Baby-Sitter and the Man Upstairs, and The Hookman.

The DVD release (Srp $19.99) will also include seven special features on the legendary quartet.

Joshua and Rachel travel to Houston, Texas, where they explore the tainted candy legend parents fear every Halloween. In Columbia, Missouri. they compare The Baby-Sitter and the Man Upstairs legend to the unsolved murder of Janett Christman - a babysitter found murdered in 1950. In Texarkana, Texas, the filmmakers investigate the real-life case »

- Debi Moore

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Inside Is A Look At The Trailer For Real Life Horror Documentary Killer Legends!

30 May 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | Horrorbid | See recent Horrorbid news »

Urban Legends, as scary as they may be are really just warnings for something much more dangerous, the reality that started it all. Every town has it's Legends and every neighborhood has it's Boogeymen. Breaking Glass Pictures and director Joshua Zeman bring to us the real life Horror documentary Killer Legends. Zeman, along with his fellow filmmaker Rachel Mills go on a quest to uncover the truth about Urban Legends. The documentary is coming in… »

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Worldview boards doc 52

18 May 2014 2:23 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Worldview Entertainment announced it will finance and produce Joshua Zeman’s documentary 52.

The film will chronicle the search for the loneliest whale in the world. Zeman will direct from a treatment he wrote.

Lucy Cooper at Alldayeveryday is producing with Adrian Grenier through his label, Reckless Productions, and Zeman of Gigantic Pictures.

Worldview’s Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Sarah E Johnson and Maria Cestone are the executive producers. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cannes: Adrian Grenier Producing Whale Documentary ’52′ with Worldview Financing

18 May 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Worldview Entertainment will finance and produce Joshua Zeman’s lonely whale documentary “52″ with Adrian Grenier on board to produce.

Producers are Lucy Cooper at Alldayeveryda, Grenier at his Reckless Prods. and Zeman of Gigantic Pictures. Worldview’s Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Sarah E. Johnson and Maria Cestone will exec produce.

“I’m honored to be part of the Worldview and Alldayeveryday team who can see the importance of making films like ’52′ and who will put their muscle behind such a mythic quest,” Grenier said.

The “Entourage” star joined with Burt Marcus to produce the 2012 documentary “How to Make Money Selling Drugs,” directed by Matt Cooke (pictured above with Grenier).

Zeman is directing “52″ from his own script about the search for a mysterious whale that has lived its life in solitude because it calls out at 52 Hertz — a sonic frequency much higher than that of the blue whale or fin whale. »

- Dave McNary

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'52,’ Documentary About World's Loneliest Whale, Goes to Worldview Entertainment

18 May 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Worldview Entertainment has signed on to finance and produce Joshua Zeman's documentary “52,” which will chronicle the search for the loneliest whale in the world, the company announced Sunday at the Cannes film festival. “52” is about the search for a mysterious whale that has lived its life in solitude because it calls out at 52 Hertz, a sound unique to its kind. Filming will be underway this fall and includes a daring seven-week expedition in the Pacific Ocean to search for the legendary “52 Hertz Whale.” Also read: Good Morning Cannes, Day 4: Jennifer Lawrence Meets Justin Bieber While Terrence Malick »

- Todd Cunningham

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Dead By Dawn 2014: ‘Killer Legends’ Review

17 May 2014 7:29 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Joshua Zeman, Rachel Mills | Written and Directed by Joshua Zeman

Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse

In 2010 Joshua Zeman’s Cropsey investigated the point where folklore and real life merge. Killer Legends builds on Zeman’s fascination with the true-crime origins of urban legends, exploring how such tales are manufactured and perpetuated.

From the start it’s a far more accomplished piece of investigatory work than Cropsey, the scope and depth of analysis provides genuine insight into what kind of circumstance can queue the inception of contemporary folklore. For such purposes, Zeman picks the most popular urban legends: the hook handed killer on Lover’s Lane, the babysitter and the call from inside the house, the razor blades in the Halloween candy, etc. For each of these popular folk tales Zeman, and his research partner Rachel Mills, strip back the façade to find the real and often-unsettling truth behind the legend. »

- Guest

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Nitehawk Cinema - Killer Legends Preview Screens Tonight

13 March 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Attention, New York! Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn has been developing its "Signature Series" program for some time, including revisiting the more mainstream ‘70s pornography for "Nitehawk Naughties", which will continue into the summer months.

Now, their "One Nite Only" series will highlight nine upcoming films including artist and music documentaries, re-releases and anniversaries, restorations and classic repertory films.

Tonight at 9:30 P.M. Et, Nitehawk presents a special One Nite Only screening of the new horror documentary Killer Legends in celebration of its upcoming March 16 premiere on the Chiller Network. The event includes a Q&A with filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills moderated by Fangoria’s Sam Zimmerman. If you enjoyed the documentary Cropsey from Zeman and are in or around Brooklyn this evening, Killer Legends looks to explore the true origins of urban legends on a much grander scale than the more intimate, personal exploration in Cropsey.

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- Drew Tinnin

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Second Exclusive Trailer For Josh Zeman's Killer Legends Digs Into John Wayne Gacy

12 March 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Cropsey director Josh Zeman's latest exploration of dark true crime, Killer Legends, will soon be upon us with a sneak peak screening scheduled for Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema on March 13th prior to the premiere on Chiller March 16th at 8pm. And to get you into the mood, we've got a second exclusive trailer for you.Killer Legends explores the truth behind a quartet of popular urban legends - The Candyman, The Babysitter And The Man Upstairs, The Hookman and The Killer Clown - with this trailer focusing on the most notorious clown of them all: John Wayne Gacy. Take a look below....

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Something Scary Happens In This Exclusive Killer Legends Clip

7 March 2014 8:30 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Chiller TV will debut its newest special, "Killer Legends," on Sunday, March 16th. It is hosted and directed by Josh Zeman (Cropsey) and explores true crime stories behind popular urban legends. Right now we have another Exclusive clip from the show for you to check out!

The hair-raising two-hour event, which begins at 8 Pm Et, focuses on four timeless urban legends that haunt the psyche of the American public. This horror documentary follows filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills as they investigate the true crimes that may have spawned these urban legends while exploring how these myths evolved and why we continue to believe.

The documentary probes the following legends:

The Candyman: The film takes viewers to Houston, Texas, to explore the legend of tainted candy that strikes fear in parents every Halloween. Though the legend is prolific, in actuality there is only one documented case of a child dying »

- Uncle Creepy

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Watch An Exclusive Trailer For Josh Zeman's Killer Legends

4 March 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Back in 2009 director Josh Zeman created something of a stir with his dark and disturbing documentary Cropsey, a deconstruction and exploration of the real life basis of an urban legend from his home town. And Zeman is back now and mining similar territory with his upcoming Chiller backed follow up Killer Legends.Along with producer and co-host Rachel Mills, Zeman here looks into the historical basis for four urban legends: The Candyman, The Babysitter And The Man Upstairs, The Hookman and The Killer Clown. Want a taste of what's coming? We've got an exclusive Killer Legends trailer for you here. Titled Imitation of Death, this one focuses on the Hookman segment of the film and the so called Moonlight Murders that occurred in Texarkana in...

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Win a Chance to See Killer Legends in Brooklyn, New York

4 March 2014 8:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Having grown up in Brooklyn, New York, I can tell you first-hand there's no shortage of cool things to do. Well, if you're in the city that never sleeps, we are about to add something to the ever expanding list of coolness - we are giving away two tickets for the upcoming screening of "Killer Legends"!

Nitehawk Cinema (in Williamsburg/Brooklyn) presents a special one night only screening on Thursday, March 13, at 9:30 Pm of the new horror documentary Killer Legends" in celebration of its upcoming March 16 premiere on the Chiller Network.

The screening will also include a Q&A with filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills moderated by Fangoria’s Sam Zimmerman!

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest and inform the winner by 5 Pm on Tuesday, March 11.

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- Uncle Creepy

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Exclusive Killer Legends Clip Checks the Children

28 February 2014 9:15 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

On Sunday, March 16th, Chiller TV will debut its newest special, "Killer Legends," hosted and directed by Josh Zeman (Cropsey), which explores true crime stories behind popular urban legends. Right now we have an Exclusive clip for you to check out!

The hair-raising two-hour event, which begins at 8 Pm Et, focuses on four timeless urban legends that haunt the psyche of the American public. This horror documentary follows filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills as they investigate the true crimes that may have spawned these urban legends while exploring how these myths evolved and why we continue to believe.

The documentary probes the following legends:

The Candyman: The film takes viewers to Houston, Texas, to explore the legend of tainted candy that strikes fear in parents every Halloween. Though the legend is prolific, in actuality there is only one documented case of a child dying from tainted candy: 8-year-old Timothy O’Bryan. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Chiller Investigates Killer Legends

12 February 2014 5:01 AM, PST | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

A new show preparing to debut over on the Chiller cable channel looks to bring a little real life terror to things. Titled Killer Legends the show will follow a team of investigative documentary film makers as they delve into urban legends and the real life crimes that they inspired. Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills are our intrepid investigators who look deep inside four famous legends in this two hour special which will air on … Continue reading →

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- Dave Dreher

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Killer Legends Set to Premiere on Chiller TV March 16th

11 February 2014 1:26 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

On Sunday, March 16th, Chiller TV will debut its newest special, "Killer Legends," hosted and directed by Josh Zeman (Cropsey), which explores true crime stories behind popular urban legends.

The hair-raising two-hour event, which begins at 8 Pm Et, focuses on four timeless urban legends that haunt the psyche of the American public. This horror documentary follows filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills as they investigate the true crimes that may have spawned these urban legends while exploring how these myths evolved and why we continue to believe.

The documentary probes the following legends:

The Candyman: The film takes viewers to Houston, Texas, to explore the legend of tainted candy that strikes fear in parents every Halloween. Though the legend is prolific, in actuality there is only one documented case of a child dying from tainted candy: 8-year-old Timothy O’Bryan. Timothy was poisoned on Halloween by a real-life miscreant who »

- Debi Moore

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