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Horrors

Urban legends about horror, terror, and the supernatural.




Since urban legends are often a means of expressing our fears about the dangers that ripple just beneath the surface of our seemingly calm and untroubled world, it should come as no surprise that horror legends are one of urban folklore’s richest veins. We worry about the terrible accidents we’re powerless to prevent, and we fear anonymous killers who choose victims at random. We cannot protect ourselves from the venomous animals who slither undetected into the places where we work, play, and shop, nor can we stop the onslaught of insects who invade our homes and our bodies. We’re repulsed by the contaminants that may lurk in our food. We’re afraid of foreigners and foreign places. We fear for our childrens’ safety in a world full of drugs, kidnappers, and poisons. We never know what gruesome discovery may be waiting around the next corner. And even if we somehow escape all of these horrors, our own vanities may do us in.





Cannibalism

Cannibalism
What’s eating you?

Insect Infestations

Insect Infestations
Creepy crawlies.

Contaminated Food

Contaminated Food
If we are what we eat, we’re in trouble.

Malicious Mayhem

Malicious Mayhem
Ill-natured pranks and vandalism.

Deadly Animals

Deadly Animals
Critters with attitude.

Murdering Madmen

Murdering Madmen
Killers lurking behind every bush.

Drug Horrors

Drug Horrors
Dealers, drugs, and users.

Parental Nightmares

Parental Nightmares
What every parent fears.

Fatal Vanities

Fatal Vanities
Suffer to be beautiful.

Poisonings

Poisonings
Accidental and deliberate poisonings.

Freakish Fatalities

Freakish Fatalities
Odd ways to go.

Supernatural Tales

Supernatural Tales
Ghosts and other spooky stuff.

Grave Robbery

Grave Robbery
Robbery most vile.

Techno-Industrial Terror


Techno-Industrial Terror
When technology turns upon us.

Gruesome Discoveries

Gruesome Discoveries
Gruesome finds of corpses and assorted body parts.

Traffic Tragedies

Traffic Tragedies
What happens when you don’t keep your eyes on the road.

Horrors

Urban legends about marital tragedies and weddings gone awry.



A wedding is a happy and joyous occasion, but it’s a serious and solemn one as well. The wedding ceremony is one of our most powerful representations of our hopes and dreams, so it is symbolically important that every aspect of the occasion be carefully planned and every last detail be perfect. All of which makes things especially traumatic and embarrassing when events go awry …




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Rice thrown at weddings is dangerous to birds.*


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The 1867 wedding of a princess and a duke was marred by tragedy on an unprecedented scale.

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Bride dies after wearing wedding gown once used to dress a corpse.*


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Bride’s inflamed eye is caused by body louse from a male stripper.


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Bride kidnapped on her honeymoon turns up years later as a mutilated freak in a sex show.

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Bride dies after being bitten by a snake while posing for wedding photos.*


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The corpse of bride who disappeared on her wedding day is found in a locked trunk years later.


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A vengeful Muslim wife does in her husband’s new wife by hiding a scorpion in the bride’s wig.


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Groom is suffocated by a stripper’s massive breasts.*


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Swollen fingers caught in titanium wedding rings have to be amputated.

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