Masters of Terror 2018: Brian Yuzna's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Brian Yuzna’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

Urban Legends: Bloody Mary

The ghost of a rape victim is summoned by teenagers during a slumber party.
United States
2005
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Trickster: 
Gamemaster
Lurer
Legend: 
Urban Legend
4
Better leave the lights on...
4
3.04
5.04
4
2
3
3
Performances
Effects
Plot
The third installment in the Urban Legend franchise takes a ninety degree turn and adopts supernatural horror as a new subgenre to explore. Instead of getting another Scream-inspired slasher where a killer replicates urban legends as it was the case in the two previous movies, we’re now dealing with a single obscure urban legend similar to Bloody Mary.
The drop in quality can be an annoyance. There is weakness in the photo and the performances. As a ghost story, it can get quite scary, but it can also get lost in the details. While it starts simply and innocently, it deals both with a spirit and rape; something not exactly new, but done with great creativity. It sometimes makes us care for complicated and controversial subplots; sometimes not.
It’s hard to ignore, let alone explain, just how bad some of the computer generated effects are. Shots are rarely lit properly during the more visual scenes, enhancing all visually flaws instead of concealing them. The actresses play the strongest protagonist and antagonist parts, here, and the various themes revolve around women’s singularities. It gives the film a unique signature.
Alternate Titles: 
Urban Legend 3
Urban Legend 3: Bloody Mary
Urban Legends 3
Urban Legends 3: Bloody Mary
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