Director: Jamie Blanks Run Time: 99 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1998
Starring: Alicia Witt, Jared Leto, Joshua Jackson, Loretta Devine, Michael Rosenbaum, Rebecca Gayheart, Robert Englund, Tara Reid
A killer cleverly uses popular folklore to murder fellow students in late 90s slasher URBAN LEGEND.
Presented in 35mm.
Pop rocks and soda, a man in the backseat, a cat in the microwave. These are just a few of the many urban legends mentioned and used by the killer as inventive ways to off college-aged victims in, ahem, Urban Legend. As a lot of the slasher films from this era did, Urban Legend featured hot young stars like Alicia Witt, Jared Leto, Rebecca Gayheart, Joshua Jackson, and Tara Reid. It notably also includes a cameo by horror legend Robert Englund! The film is a super fun horror escapade that truly deserves more credit than it typically gets.
Part of Nitehawk’s February DEATH CANDY midnite series.