When they were children, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio often heard spooky tales about Cropsey. For the kids in their Staten Island neighborhood, he was an escaped mental patient who lived in the abandoned Willowbrook Mental Institution—and who came out at night to snatch children off the streets. As teenagers, they assumed Cropsey was just an urban legend—a cautionary tale used to keep them out of those abandoned buildings. That all changed in the summer of 1987, when twelve-year-old Jennifer Schweiger disappeared from their community. As adults, Joshua and Barbara returned to New York to make CROPSEY—a terrifying feature documentary that delves into the mystery behind Jennifer, and four other missing children. The film also investigates Andre Rand, the real-life boogeyman linked to the disappearances.