|release date||September 25 1998|
|starring||Alicia Witt, Jared Leto, Tara Reid|
|tagline||It Happened To Someone Who Knows Someone You Know... You're Next.|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisThere's a campus killer on the loose who's making urban legends, like the one about eating pop rocks and soda at the same time will make your stomach explode and the one about a psycho with an axe stepping into the backseat of your car at the gas station when not looking, into reality.
Horror screenwriters have always loved urban legends. The FRIDAY THE 13TH films are based on age old campfire tales of murderous lunatics in the woods. CANDYMAN is a reworking of the popular Bloody Mary story. Countless ghost and haunted house movies draw inspiration from “true” tales of haunting passed from generation to generation by oral tradition. I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER and its sequels borrow equally from a regional Long Island myth about a vengeful fisherman and the classic “hook on Lover’s Lane” legend. WHEN A STRANGER CALLS is just an expanded version of a decades old piece of western folklore about a young girl menaced by telephone calls from a madman in an upstairs bedroom of the house where she is babysitting. In this age of mass communication and digital connectivity, when such stories are spread around the world via email, it was only a matter of time before an enterprising filmmaker would stumble upon the notion of crafting a script that incorporates a large number of popular urban legends into a single tale. Following the success of the SCREAM films in the 1990s, director Jamie Blanks (VALENTINE) and writer Sylvio Horta did just that. The result is a lively, clever teen slasher film titled, quite succinctly, URBAN LEGEND, one of the most underrated slice-and-dice films of the past two decades. …Read More