Taglines: Legends never die.
Tall tales turn into chilling reality in this sequel to the 1998 horror hit Urban Legend. Amy Mayfield (Jenny Morrison) is a film student at Alpine University who for her thesis project (which will also be her entry to a prestigious competition for young directors) has decided to make a horror film about urban legends that suddenly and disturbingly come true.
However, as Amy and her student cast and crew begin filming staged murders for the project, members of her team begin dying for real, and the survivors have to track down the killer before they become the next victims. And where do Travis (Matthew Davis), Graham (Joey Lawrence), and Toby (Anson Mount), three other students vying for the same prize as Amy, fit into this scenario? Urban Legends: The Final Cut marked the directorial debut for John Ottman, who previously distinguished himself as an editor and composer (he also performed both of those functions for this film).
Urban Legends: Final Cut is a 2000 American slasher film and the sequel to the 1998 film Urban Legend. It is the sole directorial feature of John Ottman, who also edited the film and composed the score. The film stars Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Loretta Devine, Joey Lawrence, Anthony Anderson, Hart Bochner, Yani Gellman and Eva Mendes. Unlike the first film, the sequel is released by Columbia Pictures.
Urban legends Used in the Film
— The following urban legends are mentioned or depicted in the film:
— Lisa is drugged at a bar and wakes up in a bath tub of ice, her kidney being removed.
— Amy recounts a legend about students screaming at midnight to relieve tension, causing a brutal assault to go unnoticed. This is later re-enacted in Simon’s death.
— Sandra tells of a burrito contaminated with roach eggs, which then hatch inside a girl’s nose and of a chicken sandwich containing pus from the chicken’s tumor.
— Vanessa warns Travis that cell phones cause cancer.
— The first scene of Amy’s film has a girl discovering the corpse of her dog, who supposedly licked her hand at night, in the shower, with the message “Humans can lick too.”
— The basis for one of the scenes in Amy’s film is a carnival displaying fake corpses in a “Tunnel of Terror”. As the carnival moves on, several children are missing and the fake corpses are revealed to be real.
— Sandra is filmed murdered on camera. Her friends think it is a fake murder because there is no body, but it is actually real and filmed in the same fashion as a “snuff film”.
Urban Legends: The Final Cut (2000)
Directed by: John Ottman
Starring: Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Hart Bochner, Loretta Devine, Joey Lawrence, Anson Mount, Eva Mendes, Jessica Cauffiel, Anthony Anderson, Jacinda Barrett
Screenplay by: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson
Production Design by: Mark Zuelzke
Cinematography by: Brian Pearson
Film Editing by: Rob Kobrin, John Ottman
Costume Design by: Trysha Bakker, Marie-Sylvie Deveau
Set Decoration by: Carol Lavoie
Art Direction by: Nancey Pankiw
Music by: John Ottman, Damon Intrabartolo
MPAA Rating: R for violence / gore, language and some sexuality.
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: September 22, 2000