Killer Legends (2014)
Genres: Horror, Crime, Documentary, History
Cast: Kasi Lemmons, Oliver Robins, William Boyett, Stephen Winick, Bob Egan, James Presley, Jason Moran, Bill Ellis, Ken Melvoin-Berg, Mark Bledsoe, Tony Beckley, Jereme Kennington, Charles Bessett, Joel Best, Connie Chung
Director(s): Joshua Zeman
Joshua Zeman"s Killer Legends (2014) is a horror documentary trying to pinpoint real crimes that happened that inspired popular urban legends. Such urban legends include The Candyman, The Killer Clown, The Hookman, and The Baby-Sitter and the Man Upstairs. Breaking Glass Pictures will release the movie this July 1, 2014 on DVD. I have to admit, I am deeply interested in this film. Starring in Killer Legends are Rachel Mills and Joshua Zeman.
Synopsis: Delving into our collective nightmares, this horror-documentary investigates the origins of our most terrifying urban legends and the true stories that may have inspired them.
From the Press Release:
The chilling documentary Killer Legends will be available on DVD nationwide July 1, 2014. Killer Legends follows filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills as they investigate four timeless legends that continue to haunt the American public. Directed by Joshua Zeman, the documentary examines the urban legends of The Candyman, The Killer Clown, The Baby-Sitter and the Man Upstairs, and The Hookman. The DVD release (SRP $19.99) will also include seven special features on the urban legends.
Joshua and Rachel travel to Houston, Texas where they explore the tainted candy legend parents fear every Halloween. In Columbia, MO they compare The Baby-Sitter and the Man Upstairs legend to the unsolved murder of Janett Christman – a babysitter found murdered in 1950. In Texarkana, Texas, the filmmakers investigate the real life case of a killer known as The Phantom and how it inspired “The Hook” urban legend. Joshua and Rachel then head to Chicago to answer the question of how clowns became so evil and creepy to the public.
Killer Legends director Joshua Zeman previously directed the critically acclaimed horror documentary Cropsey. “I’m excited to be working with Breaking Glass Pictures again. They helped me make Cropsey a creepy cult favorite and I’m looking forward to repeating the same success with Killer Legends.”