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      Killer Legends

      2014 1 hr. 26 min. Documentary Crime Drama History List
      Reviews 50% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills investigate the true crimes that may have spawned urban legends. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      fae h I think this documentary gets a bad rap. I find it particularly informative - while not playing up the 'myths' as much as they could've. Like other media that have covered such subjects. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/05/23 Full Review Madeleine K Super fascinating! Deep dives into urban legends we've all heard Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/06/22 Full Review Audience Member This has been one of my favorite documentaries. It's so good. Urban legend gold. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member From the director of the bizarre and intriguing Cropsey, I have some of the same issues with this film that I had with that one. His overly dramatic tone in narration is a little grating and kind of silly, and he makes some leaps in his investigation that seem reasonable but if untrue are pretty slanderous. I also found it kind of annoying how they would do things like go to murder sites and cemeteries at night for no logical reason, clearly just as an excuse for the atmosphere. These are annoying elements, but can I really hate the guy for using the same techniques a million crime documentaries have used? His filmmaking is pretty far from original here, but the subject matter is so damn interesting and his investigation so thorough it's easily forgivable. It goes into a handful of urban legends and tries to find truth in them. The babysitter and the man upstairs, the hook-handed killer on lover's lane, you get the idea. A few times the truths they try to find that insp ired these things seem like a bit of a stretch, but the information presented is still interesting in its own right. The babysitter "when a stranger calls" urban legend ultimately comes down to a time in the 50s when a babysitter got murdered. Okay, not much to base the legend on there, but the murder investigation itself is still intriguing. Other times though, like their look into killer clowns, the results are highly unexpected and pretty unsettling. If you're into urban legends and/or true crime stories, you'll probably find something to like here. It's intriguing, and it's ultimate message that the real life villains are far more horrifying than our legends is effectively haunting. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member I really found this rather entertaining. If you would love to know origins of horror figures and myths and the truth of fiction and fact behind them then check it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member You really don't want to go in this documentary without really understanding the fact that rather than a collection of True Crime, it's actually analaying the origins of urban legends. If you're here for in-depth true crime stories, you're probably not going to be satisfied. Now that's out of the way, I found the interviews with the locals of the birthplaces of these urban legends to be fascinating. The only part I think lacked cohesion to the overall goal of analysing the very roots of urban legends, was the sections on Killer Clowns as I think the filmmaker strays into talking about examples that are too contemporary, specifially the infamous shooting during the screening of the Dark Knight Rises. Also, with the contemporary example it opens itself up for critiscism of oversimplification of that tragedy. But as a documentary, it flowed well and the editing was solid so this made it a rather easy watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Dustin Putman TheFilmFile.com An eerie, insanely watchable documentary, "Killer Legends" was tailor-made for true-crime enthusiasts and folklore buffs. Rated: 3/4 Jul 10, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills investigate the true crimes that may have spawned urban legends.
      Director
      Joshua Zeman
      Executive Producer
      Shane O'Brien, George Plamondon
      Screenwriter
      Joshua Zeman
      Production Co
      Gigantic Pictures
      Genre
      Documentary, Crime, Drama, History
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 11, 2017
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