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Urban Legend (1998)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  25 September 1998 (USA)
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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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At Pendelton Univ., Urban Legends are coming true! See more »


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

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,515,444 (USA) (25 September 1998)

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£1,146,110 (UK) (19 March 1999)
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When Paul and Natalie walk into the hidden room in Wexler's office, a puppet of Freddy Krueger can be seen just before they see the axe. Robert Englund, who plays Wexler, played Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). See more »

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When the girl is trying to escape from the gas station attendant at the gas station, she drives off with the pump still in the gas tank. The next shot of her vehicle shows a rear shot of the SUV and the gas cap is screwed back into the gas tank. See more »

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Reese Wilson: You mind telling me what the hell you're on?
Natalie: Nothing! Reese I'm telling you the truth, it was right here... the car was...
Reese Wilson: Right here.
Natalie: Reese, I saw his body, I touched it. It was probably the same person who killed Michelle Mancini.
Reese Wilson: That's impossible, baby, the police arrested that gas station attendant this afternoon.
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Better than I expected
13 September 2003 | by (Calgary, Canada) – See all my reviews

I am so not into scary movies. The twists and turns of the story line were edge of the seat watchable. The ending was the best. I recommend this to intelligent movie goers. The murderer is not who you expected it be. As most thrillers, go. Why give up who the "bad guy" really is? The first true scary movie for me was Halloween when I was 13 years old. This one is no Halloween, but it was able to make me jump at the right times. We all know about those Urban Legends, but do we really believe them? Enjoy this movie, don't pick it apart.


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