Urban Legend

8 out of 10


Serial Killer On Campus Mystery

A serial killer stalks a University, killing people in a way that brings to life all those "Urban Legend" tales we tell each other, including drying off the dog in the microwave. Yes, it might seem like a rehash of "Scream" or "I Know What You Did Last Summer", but this is a thousand times better - even when youíd left the cinema, you canít help but glance at the back seat of your own car in case thereís a mad axe killer hiding there.

The tale never ceases to jolt and keep you guessing until the very end. Filled with barrel-loads of Red Herrings and possible suspects, including a creepy Professor, played by the same actor who was Freddie in the "Nightmare On Elm Street" series, itís nigh impossible to solve even though they provide you with enough real clues for anyone with a brain bigger than Einstein.

True, the bodies gruesomely fall in quick succession, but each death is so creepily original and believable, that several members of the audience, including the woman next to me, had to be led away after going into a screaming fit.

A benchmark in modern horror, miss this only if you have heart disease.

Take Some Spare Underwear, Itís That Scary

Film Critic: Robert L Thompsett