Urban Legend

release year: 1998
genre: horror
viewing setting: theater, 10/9/98
what I expected: yet another movie in the spirit of Scream
what I got: pretty much that

synopsis: A small college's students are being murdered in inventive ways...whodunit, and why?

impressions: Suitably scary, shocking, and full of surprises. This is a definite entry in the Scream mold, and it shares several elements with Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Scream 2: sudden shocks, fast and dangerous killers, multiple suspects and red herrings, and a genuine sense of mystery.

acting: Pretty good, though none of these young actors and actresses really stand out.

final word: Watchable horror fare.

rating: C

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