Most 20 Horror Movies Based On Urban Legends

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Throughout civilization, various kinds of folktales and myths have got so much popularity in our society. The folktales and myths are based on some supernatural elements as well as some Urban legends. Sometimes these legendary story comes generation to generation by orally. Sometimes the folktales or the fictional story are written by someone and filmed by some directors. The story and the movie rarely to be true. However, the story turned into a movie for the horror movie lovers and the interest of the filmmaker. Now I describe to you some most 20 Horror Movies based on Urban Legends.

Here Are Most 20 Horror Movies Based On Urban Legends

1. Black Christmas

The Black Christmas is a Canadian most terrible horror movie which is considered to be one of the best horror movies in the history of Canada. The plot of the movie is based on the urban legend of ‘The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs’. The movie gave birth to a totally new tale about a harmful serial killer who goes after a group of sorority sisters. Anyway if you want to enjoy the last scene of the horror movie, you will watch the movie. The remarkable horror movie is directed by Bob Clark.

2. Carved


The Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman is based on the story of scary urban legends of Japanese folklore, Kuchisake-Onna. The creepy horror film is directed by Koji Shiraishi. In the movie, the Kuchisake-Onna is known a samurai’s wife who cheated on her husband. Begging of the story, she committed suicide and came back to revenge and kill everyone in its path.

3. Crank High Voltage

Crank High Voltage

The Crank High Voltage is not only a horror movie but also an American action-comedy movie. Beginning of the Movie, Chev Chelios, actor of the movie, lands in the crossroads after falling out of a helicopter. When he wakes up, he discovers himself in a hospital where the doctors try to remove his heart. Then he tries to escape from the hospital. You have to watch the movie if you want to know, what happens next.

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4. Bigfoot


According to the North American folklore, Bigfoot is an ape-like creature and walk like a human being. It is also known as the Sasquatch. However, based on the folklore a movie is also made which is directed by Bruce Davison. The plot of the movie based on the app-like creature similar to the folklore character.

5. Alligator


Don’t try to watch the movie on a dark night in Alone. The American horror film is written by Sayles and directed by Lewis Teague. The plot of the movie is based on a teenage girl who purchased a baby American Alligator while she was spending her vacation with her family. After a few days, they return home. If you want to know next, you have to watch the movie.

6. Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Bruce Davison is a thriller horror movie based on urban legends. This movie was written and directed by Richard Valentine. The movie is about a dead girl. The movie starts with a group of nurses who were the employes of a mental hospital.

7. Bunnyman


The Bunny Man has consisted of fictional stories throughout the Fairfax County, Virginia that presented as true. A movie is made by the story which name is Bunnyman. The title of the movie is The Bunnyman Massacre. The horror, as well as urban legendary film, is written and directed by Carl Lindbergh. The plot of the movie is made of six friends and a Bunnyman who has an Axe in his hands by which he kills the people.

8. Campfire Tales

Campfire Tales

The Campfire Tales is an American three segments horror film which is directed by three directors including Martin Kunert, David Semel, and Matt Cooper. The movie is based on some of the friends who make a camp in a deep forest and one day night they were gossiping outside the camp by the campfire.

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9. Dead Man on Campus

Dead Man on Campus

The Dead Man on Campus is a dark comedy movie which is directed by Alan Coln. The movie is with two failing friends who attempt to find a depressed roommate to push him over the edge.

10. House of 1000 Corpses

House of 1000 Corpses

The House of 1000 Corpses is a horror movie that is based on some amateur criminals. After a few days, they met Baby’s family including Baby’s deformed giant half-brother Tiny.

11. I Know What You Did Last Summer

I Know What You Did Last Summer

‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ is an American horror movie that is directed by Jim Gillespie and written by Kevin Williamson. The plot was based on one of the most famous urban legends which move around from one place to another place. And two couples of youngers who got a dead body on a road at the time of their traveling. Then they hear creepy noises outside their car and drive off faster.

12. The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror is another horror film of America which is directed by Andrew Douglas and script was written by Scott Kosar. The movie is based on a true story as claimed by writer Jay Anson, who wrote the book of the same name. The story is about the ‘real-life’ ghostly experiences of George and Kathleen Lutz and their three children in New York. The story would true or false, the urban legend made the family enough popular via the book’s and movie’s success.

13. The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project‘ is one of the popular American paranormal horror movies which is directed by Daniel Myrick. The film is based on three teenage students who were disappeared in the Maryland Woods. If you want to know what happens, at last, you need to watch the movie.

14. The Burning

The Burning

The Burning is one of the best horror movies by Tony Maylam. The movie was based on the ancient urban legend of a summer camp career who had the bad luck to burn from a frolic which went horribly faulty. After two years, he came back to the same summer camp in New York, in the USA but this time with bad intentions and a couple of hedge clippers with which he tortured and killed some of the youngers who were responsible for his injury.

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15. The Clinton Chronicles

The Clinton Chronicles

The Clinton Chronicles: An Investigation into the Alleged Criminal Activities of Bill Clinton is an urban legendary film in which President Bill Clinton was accused of a range of crimes. The film was directed by Patrick Matrisciana and produced by him too that was released in 1994.

16. The Exorcist

The Exorcist

An exorcist is a man who carries out exorcisms. However, the Exorcist is an American most terrible horror movie which was directed by William Friedkin. The film is considered the scariest movie of all time and the movie is taken from the same name by William Peter Blatty.

17. The Hitcher

The Hitcher

The Hitcher is a road action-horror movie which is directed by Eric Red. The plot as well as the story of the movie is very simple and based on a global urban legend that has been recycled for decades and now is in pretty much every corner of the globe where there are cars. A brutal murderer puts his ‘good guy’ mask on and goes traveling for the hunt.

18. The Hook of Woodland Heights

The Hook of Woodland Heights

The Hook of Woodland Heights is one of the scared horror short movies in the history of America. The horror movie based On Urban Legends who went on a brutal rampage after committing familicide.

19. Urban Legend

Urban Legend

The Urban Legend, not just a figure of a folktale. It is also an American psychological horror film which is directed by Jamie Blanks. The movie is based on some young girls and boys who were college students and classmates. One sudden, they discovered a stranger in the backseat of their car.

20. When a Stranger Calls

When a Stranger Calls

‘When a Stranger Calls’ is an American horror movie written by Jake Wade Wall and directed by Simon West. The movie is with a mother, grandmother, and babysitter, depending on the version or country of origin, is home alone at night after she puts the kids to sleep. Then on a sudden, the cell phone starts ringing and when she picks up. An unknown and scared voice urges her to check on the children.

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