Urban Legend

Tucson Weekly

DIRECTED BY: Jamie Blanks

REVIEWED: 10-12-98

Did you ever hear the one about the Hollywood movie that was actually satisfying? A friend of my second cousin's friend heard about it, and it's true! Several of those scary stories you believed as a kid are compiled here for a by-the-book but nonetheless clever horror film. The tortured female this time is Natalie (Alicia Witt), a coed with a past that includes the death of a teenage boy because of her enactment of an urban legend. Well, somebody knows what she did last summer and is playing out other terrifying tales on her friends, such as hiding in the back of a car with an ax and killing her roommate while she sleeps in the next bed. Robert Englund (best known as Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street series) plays one of the main suspects, Professor Wexler, and doe-eyed Jared Leto and clean-skinned Rebecca Gayheart offer lots of frightening cuteness.

--Higgins

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