#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Urban Legend tells the story of a group of pretty college students at a remote New England university. The focus of the story is Natalie, a beautiful, academically-gifted student at the fictional Pendleton University. Natalie and her friends are all involved in the Folklore class being taught by Professor Wexler. Wexler regales his class with urban legends, which include Pendleton’s own urban legend about a Psych professor who murdered six students at Stanley Hall 25 years ago. Natalie is the first one to suspect there’s a killer on campus, especially after she has ties to all of the victims. No one, including her friends, Wexler, Dean Adams and security guard, of course, believes her until it’s too late. Now she finds that she and her friends are part of the killer’s ultimate urban legend.
Plot: A college campus is plagued by a vicious serial killer murdering students in ways that correspond to various urban legends.
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Following a series of strange murders, a group of students at a college campus set out to investigate the crimes and their seeming connection to the killer when they find out the killer is basing their crimes on urban legends and set out to stop the rampage.
This is far better than its reputation would have it. Among the better features here is the fact that back when this movie came out the gimmick of using the deaths based on urban legends allowed for some pretty inventive and original kills. The opening backseat driver decapitation is a great one to open a film on, the dead boyfriend suspended over a fleeing car in the woods offers some rather nice suspense with the killer appearing and continually trying to break into the car and the sex/strangulation misidentification is really cool mainly because the circumstances needed to make it true, from the back-story needed to make sure she shouldn’t see anything, the killer gaining access to the room without violent means, and the actual sounds of the incident, are all mixed together and makes a marvelous scene. These here really work nicely due to the way they incorporate the whole mythology of the premise into their stalking and work incredibly well at bringing these together. Other great scenes, where she watches someone in the killers known attire stalk one of her friends in a swimming pool while she is helplessly trying to get her attention or the tense stalking of the DJ in the radio station during the thunderstorm make for some additional tense, thrilling scenes, and the way it works out due to knowing what the killer is dressed like is effective enough. That also leads into the twist about the identity of the killer and how their secret is kept, as the way there are so many different red herrings involved and all of them given good alibis to clear them, so by gaining more clues to their identity, it broadens the suspense by making an extra clue for the people to solve. These here really work nicely for the film as there isn’t a whole lot really to dislike here. The main problem with this film is that it was aimed for the masses to consume, so it has a lot of toned-down gore. Many of these killings should’ve been gorier, and it will probably disappoint many out there looking for a good gory slasher film. It also falls into the realm of those films where they’re trying to poke fun of the genre at the same time as trying to scare, and here is one example that having a ton of cheap scares aren’t that frightening. What makes it worse is that many of the jokes aren’t funny, so it is a bit flat in some places. The pacing is a little off in the first half with all the build-ups to the class and what they all mean, but there’s not a whole lot else wrong here.
Rated R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language, some alcohol use, a scene with a dog drinking and a brief mild sex scene.
One of many lame slashers that sprouted in the late 90s thanks to the mega success of ‘Scream’. Good cast utterly wasted with stilted dialogue and a nonsensical story, a half-assed motive and tame kills that weren’t all that memorable.
Good premise wasted in tepid horror film
The days of low-budget slasher films appear to be back with Urban Legend, a mildly entertaining but mostly lame variation on Scream with an attractive cast of young TV stars.
The plot centers on a series of campus murders in the mold of urban legends, most of which will be familiar even to the younger audience this is pandering to. What little suspense there is comes from the anticipation of these scenes, since the surrounding story is almost as ridiculous as the film itself.
If the screenwriters had concentrated less on incorporating the whodunit aspect into the plot and more on the legends themselves, they might have had something here. Experienced viewers will spot the killer’s identity (and motive) early on, and those that don’t will be fooled only because the conclusion is so completely ludicrous, not to mention mostly impossible.
Of course, most of this would be easily overlooked if Urban Legend was scary, but time and again, director Jamie Banks telegraphs the surprises far ahead, and doesn’t know how to time the shocks. Over and over we get the sudden burst of loud music followed by a character running into another character, but it doesn’t work. And that gets annoying after the third or fourth try. Occasionally Banks does get something eerie going, but the style is more suited to an action flick.
Of the cast, most of the actors more or less get by despite a less-than-clever script, though it’s disheartening to see a talented young actor like Jared Leto wasting his time with a nothing role as the reporter. Horror favorites Robert Englund and Brad Douriff pop up in cameos, adding a nice touch to their brief scenes.
What we’re left with is an intriguing idea undone by cliche after cliche. The legends are potent enough to hold your attention to the end, and horror fans will find a few gruesome goodies to amuse themselves. And even though the script needs to be about three times again as clever as it is, there is a great in-joke at the end about one of the actresses and a commercial.
That clever scene might have been the first scene of a clever movie. It’s the last scene of this one.
Curly-haired people don’t think STRAIGHT!
This movie takes place in some strange parallel universe where Freddy Kreuger becomes a college professor, and the ugly kid from Dawson’s Creek manages to become even more hideous thanks to household bleach. Also amusing is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cop, who prances around with her gun while watching blaxploitation flicks.
The movie does a great job of demonstrating how curly-haired people don’t think straight!
You might think it’s highly illogical to plan and execute an elaborate string of urban-legend based murders to avenge the inadvertent death of your boyfriend years earlier. Instead of simply killing the girls “responsible” in a more direct manner, she chooses methods worthy of a cheesy Batman TV series villain. It also doesn’t make sense that she kills Michelle ( the more culpable of the 2 ) first, then a bunch of insignificant characters, saving Natalie for last.
But, understand that Brenda has curly hair.
Scientific studies have proved that the brains of the curly-haired expend so much energy on curling hair, that they just don’t think as good as normal folks.
You get a good sense of Brenda’s oppression when Jared Leto rejects her advances, choosing the straight-haired Natalie instead.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Jamie Blanks
Writer Silvio Horta
Actors Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Michael Rosenbaum
Country France, USA
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company Phoenix Pictures, Original Film
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Technicolor, USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)