ABCs of Horror: U is for Urban Legend (1998)


Filling in on this one, so I am going to be brief and the only film I can remember with the title starting with the letter U is Urban Legend.  There are others, The Unborn is a shit show, Unfriended I have never seen.

Keeping with the late 1990s theme of teenagers in danger and a couple of teens who are nuts, Urban Legend wasn’t a bad movie, at the time.  A lot of young actors, who have bigger names now were in the movie, Jared Leto the most notable, but Tara Reid and even Danielle Harris are in this one.  Brad Dourif makes an appearance as well and some guy named Robert Englund.

Urban Legend starts out with a girl getting attacked at a gas station or so she thought, turns out he was trying to warn her about the person in the back seat of her car.  It was an entertaining way to start the movie, beyond that, it follows popular urban legends we have all heard and falls into a “who done it” type movie.  But the ending is actually very good and very different, but familiar, I will not ruin it for anyone.

Yeah, this one is better than I Know What You Did Last Summer, but not as good as Scream.  It gets a bad rap I think, most of the late 90s teen horror movies do, but overall, I like Urban Legend.  I did stay clear of the sequels, Final Cut and Bloody Mary.  For no other reason than availability.  I would watch them if I had the chance, I guess I could buy them.

Sorry, I had to throw this together fast, I would watch this movie and I actually may watch it this evening, you should too.  I mean, if you have it available to you.

Tomorrow, is the letter V and Bryan should bring us something interesting, we can hope anyway.


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I have been watching horror films since I was 6 years old. The story, one Saturday night, my mom and I were watching movies and she fell asleep on the couch. We had the channel set on HBO and the movie we were watching ended and the next one, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. This was some time in 1986. I watched then entire film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. When my mom woke, she asked me what just ended and I told her, “Freddy”. That was all I talked about for weeks and finally she broke down and rented more horror films for me. She rented, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2, Re-Animator, Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives and Halloween II. I watched all and fell in love with horror films forever. 5 Horror Films to Watch Inferno (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) The Beyond (1981) Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986) Horror of Dracula (1958)