Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.
Cropsey is an investigative-crime horror-documentary film, written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio.

The film initially begins as an examination of “Cropsey,” a boogeyman-like figure from New York urban legend, before segueing into the story of Andre Rand, a convicted child killer from Staten Island.
The name “Cropsey”, has nebulous origins. At the time of the kidnappings depicted in the documentary, Cropsey had come to be New York vernacular for any psychotically violent criminal.

One of the detectives interviewed in the film suggests that this generic label was used enough to frighten children that the name came to refer to an idea of a particular individual rather than a simple archetype.

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  • David

    I had to stop watching it, the New York accents are unbearable. God I hate New Yorkers.

    • wrong

      you’re a tool…

    • nick

      HA hA!! i thought the SAME THING…. AND, i was amazed that people actually thought this guy was guilty BASED ONLY on the fact that he ……LOOKED GUILTY!! and they were serious about that…

      God, if UGLINESS is a sure sign of guilt, did you get a load of those “witnesses”? Christ, the “good friend” of the little girl, with the cornrows……DEATH warmed over…

  • David

    OK fine I watched it, good doco after all. Creepy as hell

  • sag

    I’m sorry but now i have to ask, why are there so many mentally retarted people on staton island? this makes it seem like 1 out of 10 people on staton are mentally challenged

    • jason roggasch

      Ever been there? Thats a low estimate.

  • cass

    When the institutions were shut down, the residents settled locally…?

  • jason roggasch

    I hope Cropsey and Banksy do something together.

    • jason roggasch

      “Exit through the Murder Shop”

  • jason roggasch

    You know who digs holes well? Meth addicts. So i say “DO WHAT I DO” and get some Meth addicts a shovel and an 8 ball of glass. I (we) built a 1/2 mile fence in 6 hours. What im saying is can i borrow 50 bucks to get my “fence done” ?

  • jason roggasch

    Process Church is also has a Manson connection. It was rumored that the Process was a CIA mK Ultra front or “cut out”. To operate drug rings prostitution child slavery and is a “mind control ” cult protected on high. It operates as an extension of a bigger project……so they say.