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Cropsey (2009)

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Joshua Zeman Joshua Zeman
Bill Ellis Bill Ellis
Himself - Professor of Folklore, Penn State
Dorothy D Dorothy D'Eletto
Herself - Archivist & Researcher
Geraldo Rivera Geraldo Rivera
Himself - Reporter
Karen Schweiger Karen Schweiger
Herself - Jennifer Schweiger's Mother
David Navarro David Navarro
Himself - Former Newscaster
Donna Cutugno Donna Cutugno
Herself - Founder, Friends of Jennifer

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Joshua Zeman Joshua Zeman
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8 years, 1 month ago at Nov 14 12:08
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A great documentary only needs one thing to be successful. It needs to have a hook, a story that is worth filming and worth sitting through long periods of shaky camera work and muddled dialogue. Fantastic editing and copious amounts of background work can are feathers a great documentary can stick in its cap but if there's no hook then there's no real point.

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Description: Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true, two filmmakers delve into the mystery behind five missing children and the real—life boogeyman linked to their disappearance in their hometown of Staten Island, New York. Growing up on Staten Island, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio had often heard the legend of ‘Cropsey.’ For the kids in their neighborhood, Cropsey was the escaped mental patient who lived in the old abandoned Willowbrook Mental Institution, who would come out late at night and snatch children off the streets. Sometimes Cropsey had a hook for a hand, other times he wielded a bl ... (more)
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