List of 25 Books Based on Urban Legends

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Title Author Publishing Year Genre
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: The Book of Scary Urban Legends Jan Harold Brunvand 2004 Fairy tale
Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids Ken Jennings 2012 Nonfiction, Humor, Parenting, Science
Encyclopedia of Urban Legends Jan Harold Brunvand 2001 Folklore, Encyclopedia
Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places Colin Dickey 2016 Guidebook
Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths, and True Tales Pamela K. Kinney 2009 Ghosts, Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror, History, Nonfiction
John Winchester's Journal Alexander C. Irvine 2009 Horror fiction, Occult Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, Paranormal fiction, Diary fiction
A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes & Mistletoe Dee Dee Chainey 2018 Nonfiction, History, Folklore, Fantasy, Mythology
Monsters Among Us Linda S. Godfrey 2016 Controversial literature
MythBusters: The Explosive Truth Behind 30 of the Most Perplexing Urban Legends of All Time Keith and Kent Zimmerman 2005 Reference work
Newford Stories: Crow Girls Charles de Lint 2015 Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Short Story Collection, Fiction
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Alvin Schwartz 1981 Horror, Short Stories, Fiction, Childrens, Young Adult
Scary Stories Treasury Alvin Schwartz 1981 Horror, Fiction, Short Stories, Childrens, Young Adult
The Big Book of Urban Legends Jan Harold Brunvand 1994 Comics, Graphic novel, Humour
The Choking Doberman: And Other Urban Legends Jan Harold Brunvand 1984 Legend
The Creepypasta Collection: Modern Urban Legends You Can't Unread MrCreepyPasta 2016 Horror fiction, Fairy tale
The Raven Jonathan Janz 2020 Horror fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller, Fantasy Fiction, Occult Fiction
The Shadows Alex North 2020 Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Horror fiction, Police procedural
The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings Jan Harold Brunvand 1981 Legend, Urban legend
The Whisper Man Alex North 2019 Thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends Jan Harold Brunvand 1999 Legend
Toshiden: Exploring Japanese Urban Legends Vol. 1 Tara A. Devlin 2018 Horror, Nonfiction, Folklore, Urban Legends
Urban Legends: 666 Absolutely True Stories That Happened to a Friend...of a Friend…of a Friend Thomas J. Craughwell 2004 Legend, Urban legend
Weird Hauntings: True Tales of Ghostly Places Joanne Austin 2006 Travel literature
Weird Michigan Linda S. Godfrey 2006 Guidebook, Travel literature
Weird New England Joseph A. Citro 2005 Guidebook, Travel literature, Reference work

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