Urban Legend (1998)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Alicia Witt Natalie Simon
Jared Leto Paul Gardener
Rebecca Gayheart Brenda Bates
Loretta Devine Reese Wilson
Tara Reid Sasha Thomas
Joshua Jackson Damon Brooks
Michael Rosenbaum Parker Riley
Natasha Gregson Wagner Michelle Mancini
Danielle Harris Tosh Guaneri
John Neville Dean Adams
Robert Englund Professor William Wexler
Julian Richings Weird Janitor
Gord Martineau David McAree
Kay Hawtrey Library Attendant
Angela Vint Bitchy Girl
J.C. Kenny Weather Woman
Vince Corazza David Evans (as Vince Corrazza)
Balázs Koós Nerdy Guy
Stephanie Mills Felicia
Danny Comden Blake
Nancy McAlear Jenny
Shawn Mathieson Hippie Guy
Clé Bennett Dorky Guy
Danielle Brett Trendy Girl
Roberta Angelica Swimming Woman
Matt Birman Killer
Brad Dourif Michael McDonnell, gas station attendant (uncredited)
Silvio Horta College Student (uncredited)
Shalen Hutchings Extra (uncredited)
Movie Details
Genre Horror; Thriller; Mystery
Director Jamie Blanks
Producer Gina Matthews; Michael McDonnell; Neal H. Moritz; Silvio Horta
Writer Silvio Horta
Studio TriStar
Series Urban Legend
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 99 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
An attractive young woman is driving her car on a dark country road and singing along to the radio. She's running out of gas and so she pulls into a gas station (run by a jittery, stuttering Brad Dourif), but then flees what seems to be an attack, only to find the real threat in her backseat: a hooded killer with an ax who takes her head off with a well-aimed swing. You've heard the story before? Not surprising, given that it's one of the more famous urban legends borrowed for Urban Legend, a post-Scream exercise in self-referential horror. The students at an ivy-covered New England college are turning up dead, the victims of a serial killer who murders in the fashion of the "apocryphal" modern myths. It's all for the benefit of good girl with a dark secret Alicia Witt, the sole witness to most of the killings. Doe-eyed Rebecca Gayheart, as her gullible best friend, and Jared Leto, the ambitious campus journalist who tracks down the secret that hangs over the school, lead a cast of pretty young women, hunky guys, and campus characters, notably the suspicious professor Robert Englund, a genre legend in his own right as the star of seven Nightmare on Elm Street films. Take away the cheeky remarks and self-awareness and it's a throwback to the 1970s' rash of teen slasher movies, where sexually active teens are sliced, diced, and otherwise slaughtered in elaborate and ingenious ways. The increasingly preposterous film is no Scream, but the modestly stylish production has its moments. --Sean Axmaker
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 159
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 043396030916
Chapters 28
Release Date 2001
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Links
Internet Movie Database