Monday, May 18, 2015

Killer Legends (2014): Review

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Every horror film is the spin off some idea, or ghost story the writer may have heard of as a kid. It has been written about here before how truth can be scarier than fiction, this documentary film is based on that ideology. Killer Legends focuses on the true horrors that have inspired many films and urban legends.

The film covers basis for The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Candyman, When a Stranger Calls, and the fear of clowns in general. Tracing the origins of the basis of the stories mentioned lead the film makers to horror that may be worse than what Hollywood tells us is scary. Without going into much detail, some of the true stories are left without having apprehended the killers.

It's funny how a lot of horror films get released around the summer time, but many true life horrors, like the ones in this film happen around Halloween. This documentary is up on +Netflix if you care to check it out. If anything, it can add more films to your favorite horror film list for consideration.

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