CLOSED! Last Chance for Free Tix! Dread Central’s Doctor Gash to Host Online Screening of Cropsey

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Dread Central's Doctor Gash to Host Online Screening of Cropsey on Constellation.tvThe second film in the collaboration between Dread Central and has been announced: This Friday, March 16, at 10pm EDT, DC’s own (me!) Doctor Gash will be hosting an online screening of the chilling documentary Cropsey.

The things Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio reveal in this film are downright scary.

After hosting a successful screening of Absentia on, Gash returns with his unique hosting style to bring you the story of a living, breathing nightmare. Just send an E-MAIL HERE with “SHOW ME CROPSEY” in the body of the letter!

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 the escaped mental patient who lived in the old abandoned Willowbrook Mental Institution, who 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, but it didn’t matter, 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.

Now as adults 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, the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances. Embarking on a mysterious journey into the underbelly of their forgotten borough, these filmmakers uncover a reality that is more terrifying than any urban legend.

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  • elric300

    Watch that beginning…

    Sends a chill down your spine.

  • James Coker

    the only Cropsey I like is the one the “the Burning”

  • kiddcapone

    Cropsey might very well be one of the most boring empty excuses ever for a feature length “movie”. There is NO real story at all. All you get are snooze-worthy convoluted interviews with random people and news reports that loosely link together a theory for disappearances in the area. Since when does this bullshit constitute a film? It’s just assholes making up shit to be on camera that fits some uninteresting urban legend story.

    Chilling? My ass…it wouldn’t be chilling if you watched this piece of garbage in a cryogenic freezer…

    • Doctor Gash

      Obviously it’s not for everyone. Come on kidd, don’t hold back…how to you really feel about it? 🙂

      • kiddcapone

        Haha…seriously, please tell me, what exactly is chilling or scary about a series of boring interviews and old news footage? There’s no actors, no plot, nothing is proven, nothing is remotely substantiated, all theories are based on the conjecture of intellectually devoid random strangers who believe in some boogeyman urban legend…The entire docushittery goes absolutely no where. The only reason I sat through the whole thing beyond the 20 minute mark was because I kept waiting for the movie to start. I kept thinking, this can’t be it, there’s got to be a few signs of a decipherable movie in here. But nope, nowhere to be found.

        Why the hell would anyone want to sit and watch this shit? The only wish people will want after watching this is 85 minutes of their life back…and I’m pretty sure you can’t help with that, so the next biggest wish will be for a refund, assuming there’s anyone left still watching or awake by the end.

  • Doctor Gash

    Everyone who attends the Cropsey screening will be granted one wish by me. Unfortunately that wish has to be that you want to see a kick ass movie presented by an attractive, although somewhat husky movie host.