“Urban Legends: Bloody Mary”

urbanlegendsbloodymary.jpgKate Mara
Robert Vito
Tina Lifford
Ed Marinaro
Michael Cole
Lilith Fields
Nancy Everhard
Audra Lea Keener
Nate Herd
Brandon Sacks
Olesya Rulin
Hailey Smith

R           92min           2005

“Urban Legends: Bloody Mary” is a new take on the urban legend, on Homecoming night, Samantha (Mara), Gina (McCormick), and Mindy (Rulin) are having a slumber party at Sam’s house due to being black-listed by the sexy football players. The trio stays up and entertains themselves with Urban Legends..all leading up to ‘Bloody Mary’. Sam makes light of the legend and chant her name three times, later in the night the trio are kidnapped, drugged and desert in the middle of nowhere left to find their way home. After returning Sam begins having hallucinations and soon students involved in their kidnapping begin turning up dead. is it all a high school prank taken to grisly extremes or is it Bloody Mary getting revenge?

This is nowhere near the quality of the first two and it takes the urban legend theme in name only. This time around this is more of a mystical killer. Mary’s make is done well but some of the special effects could have been done better. This film doesn’t accomplish what the other two films did.

“Urban Legends: Bloody Mary” was a low budget outing and it shows. This time around they forgo the many urban legends and centralize on the one ‘Bloody Mary’. The story has some many holes in the story that you could run a truck through it. For the average movie watcher it’s not worth the time.

The special effects are uneven at best. The make up is done well, where as the visual effects are poorly done. There death scenes that are over-acted and when you watch the make of featurette you realize that editing the scene could have made them better.

“Urban Legends: Bloody Mary” doesn’t accomplish what the other two films did. It is neither scary nor entertaining. What it does accomplish is being unnecessarily gory. It you have watched 5 scary movies in the past decade then you figure out this film after the first fifteen minutes.

It does have any special features and maybe that’s for the best. It has one making of featurettes. It does have movie previews for “The Marksman”, “Urban Legend”, “Urban Legends: Final Cut, and “Kung Fu Hustle”.

I give it 1/5 Gs.

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