A really scary story

By Michael Swan on August 10, 2010


Cropsey is a documentary examining the concept of the bogeyman - as legend, as reality and as a combination of the two. On Staten Island in the '70s and '80s, a story was passed around by local children about a man who lived in the woods. This man was often known as Cropsey, and according to the story he roamed at night, snatching children. The legend of Cropsey became all too real with the 1987 disappearance of a young girl. Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio's film investigates.

Cropsey screens at the Capitol Theater through Aug. 19. Read Rev. Adam McKinney's review of the film here (showtimes included).