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Urban Legend 1998

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(51) IMDb 5.5/10

When a series of strange deaths take place on her college campus Natalie suspects there's a bizarre. But when Natalie gets too close to discovering the killer's demented desire to create an Urban Legend, she realises she could be the next victim.

Starring:
Jared Leto,Michael Rosenbaum
Runtime:
1 hour, 35 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Teen & Young Adult, Horror
Director Jamie Blanks
Starring Jared Leto, Michael Rosenbaum
Supporting actors Alicia Witt, Joshua Jackson, Robert Englund, Rebecca Gayheart, Tara Reid
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Scribbler on 14 May 2015
Format: DVD
Urban Legend (1998) is a horror film by Jamie Blanks, who is also know for Valentine (2001). This is a solid horror film, that came out during the slasher revival era (1996-2001), and which began with Wes Craven's Scream (1996). This era marked the second wave of slasher films, original films, that petered out just prior to the remakes of the first generation. Like Scream, it centres on the idea of a serial killer stalking college-aged teens; like I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), it also looked at urban legends. But where I Know What You Did Last Summer concentrated on perhaps the most famous urban legend, The Hook, this film incorporated more than one legend, each legend corresponding to a death in the film.

The setting is a New England university, a fictional university named Pendleton. The story concentrates on a specific group of students, who attend the folklore class taught by Professor Wexler. The prologue is interesting, dealing with a specific urban legend in which there is a killer unknowingly hiding in the back seat of the victim's car. It is a dark and stormy night, which sets the tome of the movie to come. I thought it was a pretty strong opening sequence. The victim here is linked to a student or students at Pendleton and, after their death is announced, it seems that the killer has moved onto campus, a spate of killings following in the tradition of urban legends.

From here on in the film progresses at a break-neck speed and maintains an ominous atmosphere, offering plenty of edge-of-the-seat moments, as well as an adequate amount of twists and turns, and red herrings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Drury on 5 May 2012
Format: Blu-ray
This is you typical who done it slasher flick where the cast is being killed off by a killer in as many bloody ways as possible all based on famous urban legends, in the vein of scream and I know what you did last summer, but this does add a few original elements to the pitch!! The cast is pretty good and features Robert England in a small role, this film is pretty classic now and if you have never seen it is worth picking up for a cheap bargain price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RickAnne on 10 Sept. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Urban Legend is still a scream after all these years. I have now got the Bluray disc in my collection & it still has its place amongst my horror collection. The Bluray looks fantastic (nice & clean). If you want to watch a good chiller, you won't go far wrong with this gem. Excellent!
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I enjoyed it, classic 90s teenage horror film. A bit like Scream but different killer. I don't know about DVD but picture look good on blu ray, good storyline and well acted by everyone.

There's Jared Leto, Joshua Jackson, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, and of course Robert Englund among a few more. Good cast that made good film. It is a film that is typically for Halloween night in for teenagers.

I cant believe I got it for only few pound on Blu Ray when the price is about the same for DVD. Of course its region free so that's why its not a lot of money. Get it while its cheap as DVD. It's got High Definition as well as subtitles in many different languages. No problem with delivery.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca on 13 July 2010
Format: DVD
Really good film, scary and enjoyable. The plot is really good with a fantastic twist. A film for everyone to enjoy.A creepy and tense teen horror. Not your average plot, and all the horror cliches are here. Tara Reid is the blonde who just can't act, but there is some good enough scences in here to keep you entertained throughout halloween. A must buy for a horror fan.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Sept. 2003
Format: DVD
Urban Legend just does not get the respect it deserves. Far from being a Scream clone, it is one of the most impressive slasher films of recent years in my opinion. The suspense is sustained throughout, the identification of the killer is handled superbly, and the ending is well-nigh perfect. The cast is simply terrific; how many horror films can claim actors and actresses the likes of Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Tara Reid, John Neville, and Robert Englund? I would not have minded a little more gore, but there's an acceptable level of blood and suffering here. It all really starts with the impressive storyline, though. A serial killer who constructs his/her kills on urban legends - fantastic. Maybe it's not a wholly original idea, but no film had ever taken the premise to the extreme the way Urban Legend did.
It is so important for a film such as this to start off with a real bang, and Urban Legend wastes no time sinking its claws into the audience. A young girl just manages to make it to a gas station in the middle of nowhere when her tank hits empty, finds herself attacked by the strange, revolting attendant there, and manages to escape - only to have her head chopped off by a stranger in the back seat. Why they bother to do a decapitation scene and not show me the head is a question I have to ask, but certainly the opening scene tells the audience to buckle up for a wild ride. The setting for everything that happens here is Pendleton University, voted the safest school in the country by a prominent news magazine (despite the fact its campus security force consists of one lone woman). As we meet our major players in the film, the topic of urban legends comes up in the wake of the murder we already witnessed.
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