When Urban Legend, a fantastic film by the way, hit big at the box office you had to expect a follow up. I mean there are lots of Urban legends out there so plenty of ways to kill people. Following the success of the first films formula we once again get a young cast with Jennifer Morrison, Joey Lawrence, Matthew Davis and more
In this film we meet Amy. She's a film school student who happens to meet the schools new security guard who worked at the campus where the first film took place. She tells Amy about the murders that happened and how they we're based on Urban Legends. This inspires Amy to make her film about a serial killer using Urban legends as his kill method. Only problem is a real killer begins stalking her and her film crew.
This film has more twists and turns than you could ask for. It also has an ungodly amount of film references. From simple slasher nods to Hitchcock it's almost too much. It makes the film seem like a parody at times which is a shame as the story would have been fine as a straight forward slasher film. It's got plenty of jump scares, and Gore for the horror crowd, and it's straightforward enough for a casual fan looking for a quick scare.
The acting and chemistry between everyone is good and helps to move the film along at a quick pace. It still holds up well all these years later. It doesn't seem dated at all. Scream Factory has put this out on Blu-ray. Aside from looking and sounding great it's got a nice amount of special features
NEW The Legend Continues: Urban Legends: Final Cut Including Interviews With Producers Gina Matthews And Michael McDonnell, Executive Producers Nick Osborne And Brad Luff, Chairman And CEO Of Phoenix Pictures Mike Medavoy, Writer Silvio Horta, And Actors Loretta Devine And Rebecca Gayheart
NEW Interview With Actress Jessica Cauffiel
Audio Commentary With Director John Ottman
Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary By Director John Ottman
Vintage Making Of Featurette
Not as good as part one this film still has moments of greatness and is a worthy sequel. If you have never seen it you should enjoy it.
Overall 2.5 out of 5 Stars