Fridge: Urban Legend

Fridge Brilliance

  • One of the most common complaints about the film is how Brenda is able to pull off many of the kills and traps that she does, including rigging a body in a tree and taking down victims much larger than she is, despite having the skinny build of Rebecca Gayheart. The ending reveals that the entire movie is being told between people as something that happened to "a friend of a friend" who went to the school... in other words, an urban legend. And like any urban legend, details are likely to have been altered in the retelling, exaggerating the killer's prowess and the brutality of the kills, if it even happened in the first place.

Fridge Horror

  • The sequel mentions that eight college students were killed during the events of the movie. The first film only confirms the deaths of five. This, combined with Brenda's line at the film's conclusion that the end of the story was not told correctly, heavily implies that she actually succeeded in killing Natalie and Paul.
    • There may be a more hopeful explanation for this. While only five college students were killed over the course of the first film (Michelle, Damon, Tosh, Parker, and Sasha), Brenda also had three other victims — Dean Adams, Professor Wexler, and Sasha's producer — bringing the total to eight (not counting the dog). The person telling the story may have read "eight victims of a college campus massacre" and assumed that Brenda had killed eight students.