L.A.: Want to See Cropsey on the Big Screen?


We’ve got a pair of tickets

L.A. readers!

We’ve got two pairs of tickets to see the documentary Cropsey this Thursday, July 15 at 7:30pm. The film is playing at the Laemmle’s Sunset 5 (8000 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, 90046).

Simply e-mail your FULL NAME and E-MAIL ADDRESS to [email protected] and put “CROPSEY” in the subject header. We’ll select one winner at random by end of day Wednesday, July 14 and notify you if you’ve won.

In Cropsey, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio present a riveting true-crime drama with a personal investigation of the “Cropsey” myth, uncovering a reality more terrifying than any urban legend. Growing up on Staten Island, Zeman and Brancaccio had often heard the legend of “Cropsey” – the escaped mental patient who lived in the abandoned tunnels of the Willowbrook mental hospital and came at night to snatch children off the streets.

“Cropsey” remained just that, an urban legend, until the summer of 1987 when a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome disappeared from her neighborhood. Five weeks later, she was found buried in a shallow grave on the grounds of Willowbrook. Investigators soon link this case to four other missing children cases in the area – none of whom had been found. The filmmakers of Cropsey return to Staten Island to undertake their own investigation of the missing children, well as the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances – convicted kidnapper, Andre Rand.

Watch an exclusive clip below. The film is available on VOD now, is playing at the IFC Center in New York and coming soon to Portland, Oregon (The Hollywood, July 16-22), Indianapolis, Indiana (Georgetown 14, July 16-22) and Seattle, Washington (NW Film Forum, July 23-24). Watch the trailer here.

Source: Shock Till You Drop