I enjoy movies. Not Oscar contenders and not viewed in a multiplex with people I will probably end up hating before the credits have finished. I love low-budget horror, teen scream slasher flicks, serial killer screamers and good old-fashion monster movies. So this afternoon, following 8 hours of telecommuting from the dining room table, I retired to the studio to fold laundry and watch crappy horror movies while it was still light outside. Today's double feature was "Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy's Revenge" and "Urban Legend: Final Cut".
The second feature got me thinking. I haven't heard a new urban legend in decades. Everybody knows the old stand by's: man with a hook kills young lovers on a deserted road, business man is drugged at a bar and wakes up with one less kidney, etc. I wanted something new (or at least new to me) and not some political creation like the Cadillac-driving welfare queen. So off to Google I went and searched "new scary urban legends". I clicked on the very first search result and couldn't bring myself to read the stories after skimming just the 1-sentence intro for each link. As much as I love horror movies, I sure am a chicken. Especially when John is in Palm Springs.