MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 290 this week

Cropsey (2009)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 3,716 users   Metascore: 73/100
Reviews: 29 user | 81 critic | 14 from Metacritic.com

Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 27 Dec 2010
 
a list of 29 titles
created 09 Aug 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Cropsey" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cropsey (2009)

Cropsey (2009) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cropsey.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Feature film examining the existence of films in which people are murdered on camera and the culture surrounding them. Through interviews with former FBI Profilers, Cultural Academics, and ... See full summary »

Director: Paul von Stoetzel
Stars: Larry C. Brubaker, Todd Cobery, Linda Flanders
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Over three hours of the most disgusting and disturbing shock clips ever caught on camera. Guaranteed to be the most sickest movie ever made in the history of cinema.

Director: Thomas Extreme Cinemagore
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

147 minutes of insanely disturbing shock footage, all combined into one single piece of media.

Director: Thomas Extreme Cinemagore
Documentary | History | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

SPOOKED, The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium, documents paranormal evidence including, ORBS, EVPS, Shadow People, Ghostly Photography and video, interviews with actual patients, ghost ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Saint Booth
Stars: Christopher Saint Booth, Philip Adrian Booth, Keith Age
Crime | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida.

Director: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
Stars: Ann Finnell, Patrick McGuinness, James Williams
Documentary | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood
Crazy Love I (2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The bizarre true story of Linda Riss and Burt Pugach.

Directors: Dan Klores, Fisher Stevens
Stars: Burt Pugach, Linda Pugach, Bob Janoff
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middleclass Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki
Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Joshua Zeman
Stars: David Call, Aubrey Dollar, Frank Galdorise
Horror

A real estate developer thinks he's found the perfect property to flip, but the decades-old ghost of a serial killer haunting the mansion has other plans.

Director: Aaron Pope
Cropsey (2016)
Horror

The story is being kept under wraps but will deal with the legend of Cropsey that has haunted campers for decades.

Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A shocking exposé of the deplorable conditions and abuses from the Willowbrook State School for children with intellectual disabilities.

Director: Geraldo Rivera
Stars: Robert F. Kennedy, Geraldo Rivera
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joshua Zeman ...
Himself
Barbara Brancaccio ...
Herself
Bill Ellis ...
Himself - Professor of Folklore, Penn State (as Dr. Bill Ellis)
Dorothy D'Eletto ...
Herself - Archivist & Researcher
...
Himself - Reporter (archive footage)
Karen Schweiger ...
Herself - Jennifer Schweiger's Mother
David Navarro ...
Himself - Former Newscaster
Donna Cutugno ...
Herself - Founder, Friends of Jennifer
Ralph Aquino ...
Himself - Retired Detective, NYPD
Bobby Jensen ...
Himself - Retired Detective, NYPD
Ernie Anastos ...
Himself - Reporter (archive footage)
Andre Rand ...
Himself - Suspect
Jim Callaghan ...
Himself - Former Editor, Staten Island Eagle
Jim Dolan ...
Himself - Reporter (archive footage)
Theresa Doyle ...
Herself - Searcher for Jennifer
Edit

Storyline

Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What if your urban legends were real? See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 April 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bauk  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,305 (USA) (4 June 2010)

Gross:

$35,456 (USA) (16 July 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Was awarded Hammer to Nail's Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at 2009's Tribeca Film Festival. See more »

Connections

References Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Legend or Truth?
10 April 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Cropsey (2009)

**** (out of 4)

Excellent documentary from filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio, two people who grew up hearing stories of Cropsey, a killer of children living up in Staten Island, New York. Through the documentary we hear how various children were told different stories of who exactly Cropsey was but then we get to a drifter named Andre Rand who many believed killed at least five children in the area. Throughout the documentary we hear about the urban legend that stalked the people of this town and we learn about the little evidence that got Rand convicted and how perhaps the legends are what got him found guilty and not the actual case against him. CROPSEY came to my attention as a horror movie fan because I had heard that both MADMAN and THE BURNING were based around this case. Both of those slashers took a lot of liberties with the actual story and that's what makes this documentary so interesting because it really does seem as if the two filmmakers wanted to get the truth and not just paint a picture of a monster. The directors try to paint an open and honest look at the case and by the time the picture is over you really don't know what to believe in regards to Rand's guilt. There are moments where you feel this guy is a monster and he must have committed the crimes but then a minute later you realize that there's really nothing connecting him to the crimes and there are even more mysterious circumstances around the case. As someone who had never really heard of the cases, I found it really interesting seeing the news clips from back when the crimes were committed as well as hearing from those who actually searched for the children. Out of the five victims only one's body was recovered and how it was uncovered was a little suspicious to say the least. The documentary also gets quite a few interviews with those who were connected to the case, those who searched for the body as well as a possible witness who is the most questionable person in the entire film. CROPSEY is certainly a very entertaining documentary taking a look at the connection between an urban legend and the truth.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ewww Bensam311
did anyone kind of think he did it?? kipconlon-1
Something I found ridiculous xxHammonDEggeRxx
Why steal NYS' Urban Legend Crospey and make it just for staten Island? alphaboo
Did anyone else think that Andre Rand did not get a fair second trial? blackstone-lopez
Help!... Satanic subplot? Filmsweep-by-Persona
Discuss Cropsey (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page