Any movie opening with a Bonnie Tyler song, already has won me over, and while Urban Legend may not have to offer anything new to the genre it features a perfect mix of likeable characters to root for and unpleasant ones you enjoy to see getting disposed of.
Round that off with a killer to love, and presto, entertainment!
The first time we meet Loretta Devine as campus cop she’s watching a clip from the movie Coffy with Pam Grier and over her shoulder we can spy the poster to the movie Foxy Brown. It begs the question, would a male campus cop have had the poster for Shaft on his wall?
In the same movie in Parker’s dorm room, we get a glance at a poster for the adult movie Control, starring Lene Hefner, in case anybody’s interested. He strikes me as a bit old to pin porn on his wall but it certainly explains something about his behaviour at the campus party.