In the mood for something truly haunting? How about a real scary story? Barbara Brancaccio and Joshua Zeman’s documentary Cropsey is only in a limited number of theaters, but if it’s not playing in your town, you’re not out of luck; Cropsey is available On Demand, but only until August 12th.
Back when I was a kid I was haunted by the sleep away camp legend of Cropsey, a guy who came out of the woods to snatch up little campers. Turns out Brancaccio, Zeman and a slew of other kids out there grew up frightened by a similar tale. However, for folks living on Staten Island, this legend became a reality. When an escaped mental patient was linked to reports of missing children, Cropsey came to life.
It’s one thing to go out to the theater and see the latest fictional slasher flick, but it’s a completely different story when there’s truth to the madness. It’s downright disturbing but also fast-paced and an enjoyable piece that I’d definitely recommend catching before it’s removed from the On Demand menu next week.
By Perri Nemiroff