YMMV / Urban Legend

  • Base-Breaking Character: Tosh. Some fans like her purely because of the actress choice, while others find her to be exceptionally annoying and unlikable.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Reese, bar none, for being badass, funny, and surprisingly intelligent and competent. The fact she initially seems like a disposable Police Are Useless figure before ultimately saving the day helps a lot.
    • Of the college students, Sasha tends to be the most popular due to her sexy, fun, and sweet nature (a huge contrast to the overwhelming amount of asshole victims in the film).
  • Evil Is Sexy: Brenda.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The reveal of Brenda as the killer became this after Rebecca Gayheart was convicted of vehicular manslaughter in 2001, especially given that said character's motivation involved her boyfriend being a victim of vehicular manslaughter.
  • Memetic Mutation: "DING DING DING DING DING!"
  • Nightmare Fuel: Cheesy as it is, the idea of a killer reenacting urban legends to kill off people tends to be chilling when you know the more actual one that do tend to be realistic than the more non-possible ones.
    • Tosh's murder and Natalie founding her body the next morning. There's something unnerving about finding your dead room mate's body in her bed and the phrase "AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU DIDN'T TURN ON THE LIGHTS?" smeared on the mirror with her blood.
    • Parker's death, due to bizarre on how he's killed. The Pop Rocks urban legend is used on him, but with a combination of bathroom chemicals. That's not even getting to the fate of his microwaved dog.
  • The Scrappy: Natalie. She's near the top of almost everyone's "Most hated final girls" list on account of her extremely unsympathetic backstory, her somewhat unpleasant personality, and her actress' terrible performance.


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