As ranked by Vulture.com

 

This month, Slender Man opened in theaters after a long and winding road to the box office (including multiple release-date changes and a mostly absent marketing campaign).

The central story is based on the internet lore surrounding the titular character, a long, spindly humanlike figure who stalks, abducts, and traumatizes people — particularly kids. In the movie, a group of teen girls attempt to solve the mystery of Slender Man to protect themselves and save a friend who goes missing.

It’s classic urban-legend horror: those scary stories you heard through your best friend’s cousin’s girlfriend who knows a guy who was totally killed by mixing Pop Rocks with soda.

If you’re looking for more spooky stories along these lines, check out this list of 15 urban-legend horror movies ready to freak you the hell out, ranked by pop-culture website Vulture.com in ascending order of quality.

From the haunted VHS tapes of Japan to the sewer-trawling alligators of the United States, here’s your guide to the best, most bombastic, and occasionally sexy urban-myth-based horror movies.

Are your favorite Urban-Legend horror films on the list? Read the entire article at Vulture.com!

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