- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 23, 1999
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: "Making Of"
- Audio Commentary: Filmmakers
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Selection
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 10/23/1998
"...Scary and witty..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 09/25/1998
"...URBAN LEGEND is a teen-age moviegoer's dream....This one feels fresh....Nice work..."
On an ordinary college campus, students are being killed off one by one in ways resembling various urban legends, 25 years after a covered-up dorm massacre. One lone student must seek out the truth--while keeping herself from becoming just another legendary victim at the same time. The fine cast includes Tara Reid, Jared Leto, Rebecca Gayheart, Joshua Jackson, and horror legend Robert Englund as the professor teaching his students about urban legends.
- Jamie Banks's short film SILENT NUMBER, about a series of frightening phone calls on a stormy night, aired on the special Wes Craven-hosted episode of the Sci-Fi channel's EXPOSURE television series in October 2000. Robert Englund, the star of Craven's NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series, also appears in URBAN LEGEND.