CROPSEY Screening and Q&A Director Sponsored by Raconteur Saturday

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41386_1382979839_8275_n.jpg8 PM, Sat. Oct 2
CROPSEY (W/Director Barbara Brancaccio) 
Film Screening/On Stage Conversation/Q&A
First Presbyterian Social Hall

A real-life multiple-murder tale that could have been called "A Guide to Recognizing Your Boogeyman," Cropsey is the scariest movie you'll see this year.

Growing up on Staten Island, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio had often heard the legend of 'Cropsey.' For the kids in their neighborhood, Cropsey was an escaped mental patient who lived in the old abandoned Willowbrook Mental Institution. He would come out late at night and snatch children off the streets. Sometimes Cropsey had a hook for a hand, other times he wielded a bloody axe or a gleaming machete, but whatever the implement, Cropsey was always out there, lurking in the shadows, waiting to get them. Later as teenagers, the filmmakers assumed Cropsey was just an urban legend: a cautionary tale used to keep them out of those abandoned buildings and stop them from doing all those things that teenagers like to do. That all changed in the summer of 1987 when a 12-year-old girl with Down syndrome, named Jennifer Schweiger, disappeared from their community. That was the summer all the kids from Staten Island discovered that their urban legend was real.
Tickets on sale NOW. $10 & $15. ClickHERE to purchase online. Click HERE for more info about CROPSEY. NOTE: This event is at the Social Hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 270 Woodbridge Ave (adjacent to the cemetery),Metuchen, NJ 08840.

Joshua and Barbara have returned to Staten Island to create CROPSEY, a feature documentary that delves into the mystery behind Jennifer and four additional missing children. The film also investigates Andre Rand, a former Willowbrook janitor/real-life bogeyman who lived in the tunnels under the school and was ultimately linked to the disappearances. Embarking on a mysterious journey into the underbelly of their forgotten borough, the filmmakers uncover a reality more terrifying than any urban legend. 

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