|release date||June 4 2010|
|director||Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio|
|tagline||What if your urban legend was true?|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisOn VOD June 1st: Urban legends—we either dismiss them or accept that they have some grain of truth. Directors Zeman and Brancaccio attempt to uncover one such urban myth as they investigate five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearance in Staten Island during their youth. Will this terrifying journey resolve what has haunted them since childhood?
Looking and sounding like every ghost-hunting reality series to ever air on the Discovery Channel, the opening moments of Cropsey still manage to set the horror hook. Some stunningly eerie footage of an abandoned insane asylum is accompanied by ominous narration about the legend of Cropsey, a possibly hook-handed crazy man who roamed the dark tunnels of Willowbrook mental institution on Staten Island, an urban legend that documentary filmmakers Barbara Brancaccio and Joshua Zeman amp up to unseemly proportions. See, Cropsey isn’t about Cropsey. Not really. After its intriguingly horror-centric, Blair-Witch-ified opening moments, Cropsey settles into the sort of small-town crime expose usually associated with Friday night eps of Dateline or 20/20. …Read More