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The SCARIEST Stories Ever Told!

By October 8, 2013

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Here, in anticipation of All Hallows Eve when the veil separating the living and the dead shrinks to gossamer, is a selection of creepy urban legends guaranteed to make your skin turn pale and your hair stand on end....

Aren't You Glad You Didn't Turn On the Light?
Horrible things really do happen in the dark!

The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs
"Have you checked the children? Have you checked the children?"

Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary
Say it three times in front of a mirror, if you dare.

The Body in the Bed
"Honey, what's that obnoxious smell in our hotel room?"

Wedding fun and games go horribly awry.

Buried Alive!
Once upon a time this was not an urban legend.

Carmen Winstead
They pushed her down a sewer!

The Choking Doberman
Choking on what, you ask? Terrifying answer here.

The Clown Statue
At least she thought it was a statue.

The Dead Boyfriend
Classic teen horror story; ends badly.

The Exploding Cactus
Is that new cactus plant over there quivering?

The Fatal Hairdo
Vanity really does kill.

The Fatal Tan
Read this before you fall asleep on the tanning bed!

Ghost Cam
This will seriously freak you out.

The Ghost of the Sundarbans
Don't look over your shoulder!

The Hairy-Armed Hitchhiker
Watch out, Granny's got a hatchet (and arm hair)!

The Hook
News Flash: Murderer with hook for a hand has escaped from local asylum. Beware!

Humans Can Lick, Too
Home alone, but there's nothing to fear with your trusty dog keeping watch under the bed. Or is there?

The Killer in the Backseat
What you don't know can hurt you...

The Killer in the Window
A teenage babysitter frantically dials the police after seeing a strange man through the sliding glass door.

The Knife in the Briefcase
A fiendish killer disguised as a mild-mannered, well-dressed businessman helps a damsel in distress, and then...

The Roommate's Death
This could have happened to you.

Skinned Tom
Flayed alive long ago by a jealous husband, Tom's ghost still haunts Lovers' Lane.

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