movie in the good old slasher
style, using the premise of
the psycopathic serial killer
basing each of his murder
s on a
urban legend. Featuring the obligatory genre
cast of screaming teens
adult authority figures, this
could have been a reasonable film, especially with the recent
resurgence in popularity
of the slasher movie.
Unfortunately, it's not done well enough. The suspense never really
builds and it lacks the self-referential knowingness of its
contemporaries such as the Scream series and I Know What You Did Last Summer.
To give it its dues, there are a few genuinely scary moments and some
of the Urban Legend murders are nicely done, but at the end of the day
you come away with a feeling that so much more could have been done
with the idea. Worth watching for the cameo from Robert Englund if
you're into this type of film however.