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Cropsey

(DVD - 2011)
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Growing up in Staten Island, Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio and other kids had often heard the legend of the escaped mental patient 'Cropsey' who would come out late at night and snatch children off the streets. Urban legend was turned upside down in the summer of 1987 when a little girl with Down syndrome disappeared from their neighborhood. Two filmmakers delve into the mystery behind five missing children and the real-life bogeyman linked to their disappearances in their hometown of Staten Island, New York.
Statement of Responsibility: Antidote Films & Afterhours Productions presentation ; a Ghost Robot production ; in association with OffHollywood Pictures ; a film by Joshua Zeman & Barbara Brancaccio
Title: Cropsey
[videorecording]
Publisher: Philadelphia, Penn. : Breaking Glass Pictures, 2011
Edition: Widescreen ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: DVD bonus features: 30 minutes of never-before-seen material ; exclusive press clips
Credits: Sound mixers, Tammy Douglas, John K. Sember ; director of photography, Chad Davidson ; additional camera, Jawad Metni ; associate producers, Todd Tiberi, Corbin Day ; executive producer, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte ; composer, Alexander Lasarenko ; editors, Anita Gabrosek, Tom Patterson ; producer, Zachary Mortensen ; produced & directed by Barbara Brancaccio ; written produced & directed by Joshua Zeman.
Summary: Growing up in Staten Island, Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio and other kids had often heard the legend of the escaped mental patient 'Cropsey' who would come out late at night and snatch children off the streets. Urban legend was turned upside down in the summer of 1987 when a little girl with Down syndrome disappeared from their neighborhood. Two filmmakers delve into the mystery behind five missing children and the real-life bogeyman linked to their disappearances in their hometown of Staten Island, New York.
Audience: Rating Not Rated
System Details: DVD ; NTSC Region 0. ; 16x9 anamorphic widescreen ; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo
Subject Headings: Urban folklore New York (State) New York Staten Island (New York, N.Y.) Social life and customs Staten Island Developmental Center Missing children New York (State) New York Trials (Kidnapping) New York (State) New York Rand, Andre Trials, litigation, etc Serial murders New York (State) New York
Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Topical Term: Urban folklore
Missing children
Trials (Kidnapping)
Serial murders
Branch Call Number: DVD 364.154 C
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Interesting documentary about missing children on Staten Island.

Does not have the pacing and conclusions that the best documentaries possess.

The directors should have accentuated the information they found rather than the information they did not find.

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