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Killer Legends (2014)

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Delving into our collective nightmares, this horror-documentary investigates the origins of our most terrifying urban legends and the true stories that may have inspired them.

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Joshua Zeman

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Joshua Zeman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Mills ... Herself - Researcher
Joshua Zeman ... Himself - Writer / Director, Cropsey
Stephen Winick Stephen Winick ... Himself - American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
James Presley James Presley ... Himself - Author, A Town in Terror
Casey Roberts Casey Roberts ... Himself - Media Manager at Texas A&M, Texarkana
Bill Ellis Bill Ellis ... Himself - Professor Emeritus, Penn State
Robby Robertson Robby Robertson ... Himself - Director, Texarkana Parks and Rec
Mark Bledsoe Mark Bledsoe ... Himself - Phantom Expert
Jereme Kennington Jereme Kennington ... Himself - Local Phantom Expert
Ed Goad Ed Goad ... Himself - Ret. Lt. Pasadena Police Dept.
Craig Smyser Craig Smyser ... Himself - Former Reporter, Houston Chronicle
Mike Hinton Mike Hinton ... Himself - Former Asst. District Attorney
David Crump David Crump ... Himself - Professor of Law, University of Houston
Carol Haley Holt Carol Haley Holt ... Herself - Friend of Janett Christman
Mary Beth Brown Mary Beth Brown ... Herself - Local Historian
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Four timeless urban legends continue to haunt the psyche of the American public. This documentary follows filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills as they investigate the true crimes that may have spawned these urban legends, while exploring how these myths evolved and why we continue to believe. The documentary probes the following legends: The Candyman: The film travels viewers to Houston, Texas, to explore the legend of tainted candy that strikes fear in parents every Halloween. Though the legend is prolific, in actuality there is only one documented case of a child dying from tainted candy: 8-year-old Timothy O'Bryan. Timothy was poisoned on Halloween by a real life monster who used the legend to hide his crime, earning him the nickname, The Candyman. The Baby-Sitter and the Man Upstairs: As the legend goes, a babysitter tormented by a twisted caller, learns that the sadistic calls are coming from inside the house. While the babysitter has become the go-to victim in so many of our... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Urban Legend Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Texarkana, Texas, USA See more »

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Uses clips from Campfire Tales(1997). You can clearly see James Marsden, portraying the boyfriend, at the beginning of the Lovers Lane segment. See more »

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Features When a Stranger Calls (1979) See more »

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Moderately entertaining. Highly self indulgent.
28 July 2018 | by grievousangel09See all my reviews

Picked randomly on Netflix i found the content directly relating to each incident quit fascinating. Problem is the film comes off amateurish due to the fact that the documentarian(s) find it necessary to insert themselves with filmed commentary, including the two of them bumbling around on location attempting to identify murder sites and rather pretentiously speculating on the case circumstances and the killers motives. Most superfluous and unnecessary are the occasional, random personal reaction shots during interviews or in hotels rooms while conducting research. Wish i could give more positive feedback. The filmmaker's just seem to be stretching this a bit, most likely due limited resources on the chosen subjects.


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