The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who had left him for dead, as well as cause even more murder and mayhem, this time at a posh island resort.
Jennifer Love Hewitt,
Freddie Prinze Jr.,
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. No one, including her friends, Wexler, Dean Adams and security guard, of course, believes her until it's too late. Now she finds that she and her friends are part of the killer's ultimate urban legend.Written by
K. Wilson [edited for spoilers]
There is not only no way that Natalie's roommate could have written such a lengthy note without collapsing from blood loss, but also no way that anyone would have assumed that 'no foul play' had taken place; additionally, a security guard from the school would not be sufficient to make that sort of pronouncement in any case, and actual police investigators would be involved in the case of any such violent death. Natalie even mentions the message, which would seem to showcase a tremendous oversight in writing. See more »
Hey, we're going down to Parker's dorm. Hootie's gonna pierce his nose.
Hootie's a dog, Damon.
That's no reason why he can't be hip.
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The version of the film shown on the USA network keeps onscreen violence to a minimum. All violence is shown very quickly, while the sound effects during killings have been removed entirely, and any shots of a dead body have been trimmed to show only a flash of what the body looks like. See more »
Scream copycat slasher that uses the "hook" of having its killings tied into urban legends. The biggest asset Urban Legend has is its cast. Jared Leto, Joshua Jackson, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt, Michael Rosenbaum, Rebecca Gayheart, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Danielle Harris, Loretta Devine, Brad Dourif, and Robert Englund. One of the key differences between the '80s slashers and the post-Scream ones is the former had casts of nobodies, a few of which went on to bigger things, but the latter casts actors who have already established themselves somewhat. It's an enjoyable enough film of its type. Avid fans of slasher films will enjoy it more. To everybody else it will seem like an old car that barely runs but has a nice new paintjob.
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