"They don't make 'em like this anymore. On purpose."
The first horror movie I ever saw. It made me shit my pants in terror.I saw this at a sleepover when I was 11. It freaked me out, but I got through it, and I remember that all the kids cheered because I was afraid and I had conquered my fears. If that doesn't warm the cockles of your heart, I don't know what will.
Anyways, I saw this movie a few years later, and it didn't seem all that scary anymore. Like the later "Elm Street" movies, you can see how it's starting to lean more towards comedy. I mean, Zsa Zsa Gabor's in it. It can't be all THAT serious. So, I guess serious horror movie purists wouldn't much care for this one. But it's good enough. I think it's the high point in the series for me, to tell the truth. It's not out-and-out scary like the first one, but it's not stupid like the later ones. It has its shocks, and it has its laughs.
Robert Englund must hate Wes Craven. Is there any role that he can play anymore that WON'T make us think of Freddy Krueger? All through "Urban Legend", I kept thinking that he HAD to be the killer, just because he had been Freddy. He's fun in this movie. Unlike Jason, he has a personality, and a sense of humour. As for "Freddy vs. Jason", coming soon, supposedly, I just can't see it working, unless they get a "Jay and Silent Bob" thing going with the two of them. Hmmm...
Overall, this movie has some really creative deaths that are fun to watch, and it has absolutely no lasting impact. Just like an 80's horror film should.Compared to today's post-modern horror flicks, it seems kinda cheesy. But for what it's trying to do, it succeeds.