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A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

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After a bravura opening sequence featuring Natasha Gregson Wagner getting slaughtered by the killer with an ax hiding in the backseat of her car, Urban Legend tells the story of a group of pretty college students at a remote New England university. The focus of the story is Natalie, a beautiful, academically-gifted student at the fictional Pendleton University. Natalie and her friends are all involved in the Folklore class being taught by Professor Wexler. Wexler regales his class with urban legends, which include Pendleton's own urban legend about a Psych professor who murdered six students at Stanley Hall 25 years ago. Natalie is the first one to suspect there's a killer on campus, especially after she has ties to all of the victims. First, it's her high school friend, a guy she's in the woods with at night, her roommate... No one, including her friends, Wexler, Dean Adams and security guard, of course, believes her until it's too late and everyone begins to die according to famous ... Written by K. Wilson

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Rated R for horror violence/gore, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£342,138 (UK) (26 February 1999)

Gross:

£1,146,110 (UK) (19 March 1999)
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The killers outfit is based on the fact that the film was originally planned to be set in the middle of winter. When the weather was too warm it was decided to drop the winter aspect of the storyline, rather than fake snow in all the outdoor scenes and dress all the extras in winter outfits, but they kept the killers costume. See more »

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After one character has been hit with an axe, it swings into view without a drop of blood on it. See more »

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Paul Gardener: Hey, what was all that about? Reckless endangerment? We're not exactly talking about running a stop sign, are we?
Natalie: I really don't want to talk about it.
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Urban Legend in my opinion was better then Scream, I liked the characters better, and it was actually scary. It kept me really watching wondering what was going to happen next. Also Tara reid who played Sasha should be in more horror films, she was excellent, and she just has that look. You won't be disappointed if you buy this movie, though it will remind you of Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer and ... well the list could go on and on, but still I give it a 10 for excellent cause it has a good story played by good actors.


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