Fact or fiction?

Did you hear about…

the hook handed murderer who just escaped from the local insane asylum?

the ghostly helpers at a certain railroad crossing?

the customer who was served a fried rat at a fast food restaurant?

Spiders in the hairdo collected by David Holt & Bill MooneyIf you love these urban legends, step into the library and read up on more. For spooky urban legends online, visit Snopes Urban Legends Reference Page on Horror.

Which urban legend gives the most goosebumps? The Halloween Campus Murder STILL sends chills up my spine!

Who’s on YOUR list?

Online bookseller AbeBooks conducted a poll for literature’s scariest characters. According to the site’s visitors, the top ten scariest characters are:

10. Voldemort from the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling

9. Bill Sykes from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

8. Patrick Bateman from American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

7. The demon from The exorcist by William Peter Blatty

6. Annie Wilkes from Misery by Stephen King

5. Count Dracula from Dracula by Bram Stoker

4. Nurse Ratched from One flew over the cuckoo’s nest by Ken Kesey

3. Pennywise the clown from It by Stephen King

2. Hannibal Lecter from the novels by Thomas Harris

and the MOST TERRIFYING literary character:

1. Big Brother from 1984 by George Orwell

Who do YOU think is the scariest character from a book? Who’s in YOUR top ten?