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Be afraid, be very afraid, the book of scary urban legends, [collected by] Jan Harold Brunvand

Label
Be afraid, be very afraid, the book of scary urban legends, [collected by] Jan Harold Brunvand
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Be afraid, be very afraid
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
55488071
Responsibility statement
[collected by] Jan Harold Brunvand
Sub title
the book of scary urban legends
Table Of Contents
1. Precursors: Frightful stories. "The rat-dog"-- "The ghost in search of (spiritual) help" -- "The ghost in search of (medical) help" -- "The vanishing lady" -- "The foreign hotel" -- "The corpse in the car" -- "The graveyard wager" -- "Room for one more" -- "The poisoned dress" -- "Embalmed alive" -- "A pretty girl in the road" -- "The vanishing hitchhiker" -- "Girl at the underpass" 2. Chills up your spine. "Bloody Mary" -- "The babysitter and the man upstairs" -- "The hook" -- "Severed fingers" -- "The boyfriend's death" -- "The killer in the backseat" -- "The hairy-armed hitchhiker" -- "The slasher under the car" -- Dangerous pranks and fatal initiations -- "The fatal fraternity initiation" -- "The mock execution" -- "The cadaver's hand" -- "The pickled arm" -- "Joke turns into horror story" -- "The roommate's death" -- "The curse of 9/11" 3. If a body meets a body: "The creepy passenger" -- "Origin of Packenham's rum" -- "A mix-up in the mail" -- "The face is familiar" -- "The lost wreck" -- "The death car" -- "The body on the car" -- "Off with their heads" -- "The body in the bed" -- "The stuffed baby" -- "The white dress" 4. Along came a spider ... or a snake, or a rat: "The spider in the hairdo" -- "The spider bite" -- "Quit bugging me" -- "Spiders in cacti" -- "Snakes alive!" -- "Snakes in dry goods" -- "The creeping comforter" -- "The snake in the strawberry patch" -- "Der rattenhund" (The rat-dog) 5. Poor baby: "Harried babysitters" -- "The baby-roast" -- "Baby's stuck at home alone" -- "Inept mothers" -- "Attempted abductions" -- "Mutilated little boys" -- "The hammered child" -- "Pencils as deadly weapons"6. Accidents: "Caught in the couplers" -- "The crushed soldier" -- "Welded contact lenses" -- "Exploding butane lighters" -- "Lawn-mower accidents" -- "Up a tree" -- "Boil on troubled waters" 7. Criminal intent: "The choking Doberman" -- "The robber who was hurt" -- "Cut-off fingers & hands" -- "Campus murder scares" : 1988 outbreak : 1991 outbreak -- "Lights out!" -- "Indecent exposures" -- "Gag me with a siphon" -- "Urban pancake" -- "Dangerous ATM's" 8. Thoroughly modern horrors: "Drug horror stories" -- "Bufo abuse" -- "Curses! Broiled again! (and again, and again)" -- "AIDs Mary" -- "Kidney heists" -- "The gay roommate" -- "Fast-food horrors" -- "The Kentucky fried rat" -- "Kentucky fried rat in South Africa" -- "Rats in the pizza" -- "Hold the mozzarella" -- "Hold the mayo" -- "Hold everything" -- "Ghostly videotape" 9. Chiller e-mails & other scary netlore: "Killers in cars" -- "Needle attacks" -- "Perfume attacks" -- "More dangers at malls" -- "Icky envelopes" -- "Mutant chickens" -- "Spunkball" -- "Saved by a cell phone" -- "A cry for help."