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Poll: The Scariest Urban Legends

Which of these following Urban Legends do you find to be the most haunting of them all?

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    Natasha Gregson Wagner appears as Michelle Mancini

    The Killer in the Backseat

    A woman finds herself driving all alone late at night. Only to find an armed man in the backseat of her car. Although she got warned earlier by a gas-station attendant, she ignored the man and drives off. A fatal mistake, because she was found dead the next morning.

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    Brendan Gleeson in Lake Placid (1999)

    Sewer Alligators

    Sewer alligator stories date back to the late 1920s and early 1930s. They are based upon reports of alligator sightings in the sewers of New York city.

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    Muse Watson in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

    The Hook Man

    A young couple find themselves stalked by an escaped psychopath with a hook for a hand. After hours of being stalked, the couple is then later found dead in their car by the police.

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    Camilla Belle in When a Stranger Calls (2006)

    The Call is Coming From Inside the House

    A babysitter seems to be getting unusual phone calls by a stranger. After calling the police, she finds out that the phone calls have been coming from inside the house all along. After the police finally arrived, they find the children slaughtered with the murderer still in the room.

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    Nick Stahl in Mirrors 2 (2010)

    Bloody Mary

    In a room only lit by a candle, stare at a mirror and chant Bloody Mary 10 times and you may come face to face with the spirit of Bloody Marry.

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    This sinister message greets Natalie the morning after her roommate is found dead in their dorm room.

    Aren't You Glad You Didn't Turn on the Light?

    There are two roommates. One stays home studying and the other goes out partying. When the party girl comes home, she unawaringly witnesses the murder of her roommate. She only discovers her dead roommate the next morning. The murderer long gone.

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    Tony Todd in Candyman (1992)


    The legend claims that Candyman can be summoned by saying his name five times while facing a mirror, whereupon he will murder the summoner with a hook jammed in the bloody stump of his right arm.

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    Tania Saulnier in Slither (2006)

    The Kidney Heist

    You wake up in a bathtub in a hotel room with a note telling you that your vital organs (like a kidney) have been removed for transplant and that you need to call an ambulance right away.

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    Marley & Me (2008)

    Humans Can Lick Too

    A young girl goes to bed with her dog sleeping below her. For reassurance, she lets her dog lick her hand one more time, only to fall asleep shortly after. In the morning, she finds her dog murdered in the bathroom. She only finds a note next to the dog. Only saying one thing: Humans can lick too.

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    Dwight Yoakam in Panic Room (2002)

    The Loose Medical Cabinet

    Supposedly, the housing projects in Chicago and in London were built so bad with very thin walls that the backs of the medicine cabinets, that where built into the walls, were flush with the back of the medicine cabinets in the next adjoining apartment. Well, supposedly, drug dealers, rapists, murders and thieves went from apartment to apartment by knocking out the medicine cabinets in the walls and crawled through the hole in the wall.

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    Night of the Living Dead (1990)

    Bachelor Grove

    A woman sits all alone in her car in a dark grove. While her husband is trying to find gas, she hears strange scratching noises. After a while, a police patrol car comes along. The policeman asks her what she is doing here. She tells him why. Suddenly, the policeman tells her, "Madam, listen to me and keep your eyes on me. Get out of the car and come to me. Don't look back." She does what he says but she does look back. Hanging upside down from a branch of a tree over the car, is the body of her dead husband. His fingers were scratching the roof of the car all along.

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    Katheryn Winnick in Amusement (2008)

    The Clown Statue

    A young girl is babysitting for a wealthy family. The father tells the babysitter that once the children are in bed, she should go into this specific room and watch TV there. So the parents leave the house and she starts watching tv, but is slightly disturbed by a clown statue in the room. "She calls the father, asking if she can switch rooms because of the clown statue.". The father then replied with "We don't have a clown statue.".

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    The Vanishing Hitchhiker

    A man picks up a hitchhiker on the side of a deserted road and offers to drive her home. But sometime before they arrive, the hitchhiker mysteriously disappears from the moving car. Confused, the driver knocks on the door of the address she had given to him. The woman who answers explains that the girl had been killed in a car accident five years earlier on the exact spot he had picked her up.

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    Spike Jonze, Paul Dano, and Sonny Gerasimowicz in Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

    Goat Man

    Although there is no official story, most claim that a scientist had been doing experiments on goats. This somehow allowed him in becoming partially goat. A kind of human-animal hybrid. He is said to roam the backwoods, attacking cars and people.

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    Lou David in The Burning (1981)

    Green Man

    It become common to see a horribly disfigured man walking down the darkened streets at night. He was given the name 'Charlie No Face' or 'Green Man' and everyone had their own stories of sighting him. That's because he was hundred percent real. Raymond Robinson was born in 1910. At the age of eight, he was trying to view a birds nest on a bridge, when there was an accident. The accident caused him horrific facial injuries that never properly healed. Because people were so frightened of him, he had spend most of his life hiding out. But at night, he would make the streets his own by taking long walks.

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    Heather Mazur in A Night Of The Living Dead (1990)

    The White Death

    A little girl in Scotland hated her life so much, that she wanted to destroy every last trace of herself. She finally decided to commit suicide and shortly her family had found out what she had done. In a horrible twist, every member of her family died only a few days after her death. Their limbs were torn apart. The legend says when you learn about the White Death, the girl ghost might come and find you to knock repeatedly on your door. Each knock gets louder till you open the door and she kills you for the fear that you'll tell someone else of her existence.

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    Jessica Lucas in Evil Dead (2013)

    The Slit-Mouthed Woman

    The Slit-Mouthed Woman is a figure appearing in Japanese urban legends. She is a woman who was mutilated by her husband, and returns as a malicious spirit. When rumors of alleged sightings began spreading in 1979 around the Nagasaki Prefecture, it spread throughout Japan and caused panic in many towns. Apparently, she would ask random men if she was pretty. If the men answered yes, she would take off her surgeon's mask revealing the scarring. She would than ask the same question again. If the men answered no, they would die in a horrific way.

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    Carlos in Max (2015)

    The Choking Doberman

    A woman returned from work and found her large dog, lying on the floor gasping for air. Concerned over the animal’s welfare, she loaded the pet into her car and drove him to a veterinarian. When the woman returned home, the phone started ring. She answered it, and was surprised to discover it was the vet. Even more surprising was his message — "Get out of the house immediately! Apparently, three human fingers were in the dogs throat. Concerned that the person belonging to the dismembered fingers might still be in the house, he phoned to warn the woman. According to the story, police arrived at her house and found an unconscious intruder, lying in a closet.

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    Rob Bottin, Ric Moreno, Lee Socks, and Tommy Lee Wallace in The Fog (1980)

    The Man in Gray

    The man in gray is a ghost that haunts the coast and the outer banks islands of North Carolina, USA. He is the ghost of a confederate officer who died trying to rush home in a storm to save his love ones. Well, if you see him, that means a hurricane is coming and that your house will be spare while the others around yours will be destroyed.

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    Mark Viniello in Chupacabra Terror (2005)

    The Chupacabra

    The Chupacabra is a popular Latin American legend, a monstrous creature that attacks animals and consumes their blood like a vampire. The name is derived from the Spanish words chupar (“to suck”) and cabra (“goat”).

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    The Mothman of Point Pleasant (2017)


    In West Virginia folklore, the Mothman is a creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area during the last 60s. It's been said that the creature came to this small town to warn the townspeople of imminent disasters. Such as the the silver bridge accident. Where 46 people lost their lives.

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