Watch Cropsey free, online
Posted on May 18, 2011 by Chris Nelson
When I first heard of Cropsey, I thought it was a remake of The Burning, the 1980 slasher film featuring a young Jason Alexander, and concerning a camp counselor who killed kids. Since The Burning wasn’t all that great, I didn’t see any reason to bother with it.
Then I heard the film was getting great reviews…and that it was not a remake, but a documentary. Interest spiked.
So I took a look at IMDB, and lo and behold, the film is streaming free on Hulu!
Cropsey is a 2009 American investigative-crime horror-documentary film, written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. The film and its title uses the urban legend of “Cropsey”, akin to the various incarnations of the Boogeyman, as an introduction to what eventually leads the film to its intended subject: Andre Rand, a convicted child kidnapper of Staten Island, New York.
As Tribeca Film Festival (Cropsey premiered there in 2009) programmer David Kwok stated: “The eeriness of the mystery pulsates through the film as they journey into the underbelly… As more information and clues unravel, Zeman and Brancaccio become more immersed in shocking surprises and revelations. The reality they uncover in this uniquely hair-raising documentary is more terrifying than any urban legend.”
So I’ve watched about the first third, and the film is pretty creepy. Creepy enough such that I figured I’d share it right away.
Without any further ado, you can watch Cropsey below:
oh, and in case any of you are curious, here’s a trailer for The Burning