Film #349: CROPSEY
3 out of 5 stars
A documentary which starts out trying to address the urban myth and the myth of a supposed “boogey man,” but soon narrows its focus to just one alleged killer of children on Staten Island during the ‘70s & ‘80s. The flow of information gets skewed along the way as the documentarians begin to merely lay out one line of conjecture after another and presenting them all as fact. Still, the archival photographs and news footage adds an air of credibility to it all and the killer is creepy enough. Thankfully, just as the story is running out of steam, the film runs out of run time. Not great by any means, but it still holds one’s interest.