Trivia / Urban Legend

  • Actor Allusion:
    • When Damon (who is played by Joshua Jackson, who played Pacey in Dawson's Creek) starts his car, the radio is playing "I Don't Want To Wait". He is not amused.
    • Brenda is played by former Noxzema spokeswoman Rebecca Gayheart. During the epilogue, a student tells a group of friends about the Pendleton murders and one of them incredulously remarks, "and Brenda is that girl in the Noxzema commercial".
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  • Technology Marches On: In the age of the Internet some people seem to have made debunking urban legends a past-time, so they have a much shorter shelf-life. This makes the characters in the film seem much more naïve.
  • Unintentional Period Piece:
    • While Snopes existed at the time of the film's release, it's so widely used now that urban legends tend to have a much shorter shelf life, as a single person in a group of friends doing a Google search can stop a legend in its tracks. The classic decades-old legends are believed by approximately nobody nowadays.
    • The argument between Natalie and Tosh over the latter's internet use hogging the phone line. Anybody who grew up in the days of dial-up internet can attest to those sorts of arguments having been Truth in Television, but with broadband now the default, it dates the film firmly to the '90s.
  • What Could Have Been: A film called Ghosts of Goldfield was originally going to be released as the fourth Urban Legend film, but it was decided at the last minute to release it independently.