5 Urban Mythical Legends for a Creepy Night

Stories circulate and get more outrageous the longer they’re spread. Some facts are exaggerated or even fabricated to make the event look more thrilling than it is. The same thing happens for urban legends.

If you can’t get over Halloween or just love to get spooked, look no further because these urban mythical legends will for sure give you the fright of your life. For more horror stories, you can check out mysteriousheartland.com.

The Red Room Curse of Japan

The internet ushered in a new digital age, but for Japan, it came with a price. During the late 1990s, users were wary of using the internet because they might see the Red Room Curse.

The Red Room Curse was an electronic virus that could pop out anytime, anywhere whenever they’re browsing the internet. It would show up as a small red pop-up banner or advertisement with an unfinished question written in black ink: “Do you like…?”

The banner is accompanied by a high-pitched voice reading out the text in Japanese. It randomly targets users, so no one is safe from this banner. Should they attempt to close the window, it reappears, pestering the user with the same unfinished question. If they persist in closing the pop-up repeatedly, the banner will finally ask a finished question: “Do you like the Red Room?”

After this, targets are as good as dead.

According to accounts, several things happen. Some say that the computer screens fill with a window with a red background dotted with a long list of names in black text. Then, users begin to feel a presence behind them. Soon after, they’ll be found dead in their homes and the room they’ll be found in will be painted red with blood.

It’s unclear to investigators how the targets died. Some see signs of suicide while others point to the work of a third party.

The Umm Al Duwais Jinn of the UAE

Arabic culture strayed from ghosts in favor of the jinn. The story about the female jinni Umm Al Duwais is a famous story around the UAE.

Umm Al Duwais was an amalgamation of many creatures, with the feet of a donkey, cat eyes, bladed hands, and jet-black hair. She also emitted a sweet-smelling perfume.

Umm Al Duwais was a beautiful jinni and would wander the streets, wearing luxurious clothing and jewelry to tempt men. Entranced by her beauty, the attracted men would follow her. Once they try to approach her, Umm Al Duwais transforms into what reports say is an ugly creature before killing the men who followed her.

But according to other reports, Umm Al Duwais is no respecter of persons and would kill men, women, and even children.

This urban legend has been used to keep children from sneaking out of their houses at night, but it’s spooky enough to keep adults inside as well.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Tomb

Australia doesn’t just offer a wide variety of insects and animals, it also home to great infrastructures that will make the perfect background for your next photo op.

Rumor has it that the Sydney Harbour Bridge doubles as a tomb for the workers killed during its construction. These deaths, according to the urban legend, were kept on the down-low.

Officially, there were 16 workers killed but there were three workers unaccounted for. These three workers were said to have fallen into the pylons. Because of the shift schedules, no one noticed their absences for weeks.

Legend has it that the bodies were found but too hard to be retrieved, and so they stayed entombed in the pylons to this day.

Beijing Ghost Bus

One of the most famous urban legends in China is the Beijing Ghost Bus, also known as “The Last Bus to Fragrant Hills.” The story took place way back on November 14, 1995, when the 302 bus picked up two men outside of a bus stop wearing Qing Dynasty robes.

Passengers were suspicious about these men because they were not waiting at a bus stop, but the conductor calmed the rising sense of panic when he told them that it was the last bus of the day, so it made sense for the bus to let them inside.

As the story goes, the faces of these men were whiter than normal and did not interact with any of the passengers. The conductor reasoned out and said they were probably actors who had no time to change out of their costumes.

After some time, the only people left aboard the bus were the mystery men, the driver, the conductor, an old lady, and another man. The old lady accused the other man of stealing her wallet and insisted they get off at the next stop to go to the police station.

When the two get off the bus, the old lady admitted she fabricated the theft so she had an excuse to leave the bus because she saw that the mystery men had no legs and were probably ghosts.

“The wind coming in from the window raised their robes, and I saw they didn’t have feet.” the old lady said.

The next morning, the 302 bus was reported missing and was found with three heavily decomposed bodies inside–the driver, the conductor, and an unidentified body with long hair. Reports came in and found that the gas tank wasn’t filled with petrol, but with blood.

Countless mysteries surround this urban legend, like the fact that the bodies were too decomposed for the short time the bus was missing.

Pinky Pinky of South Africa

Schoolchildren in South Africa are afraid to go to the bathroom by themselves thanks to the legend of Pinky Pinky.

The monster is called Pinky Pinky because she targets girls, specifically those who wear pink underwear and torments them in school bathrooms before brutally murdering them.

The story came about during a time when girls went missing, and there were claims that they disappeared when they went to the bathrooms.

Fortunately for boys, they were unable to see Pinky Pinky, but there have been cases where boys have been attacked by the monster.

Kevin Sean Michaels talks about indie film “Supernaturalz: Weird, Creepy & Random”

Imagine an indie horror movie with a big Bollywood ending.  I thought I’d seen it all until I watched, Supernaturalz: Weird, Creepy & Random on Amazon Streaming, a web hit. The movie goes where few movies have gone before. It is no surprise, then, that it comes from the mind of a former Troma Studios alumni, director Kevin Sean Michaels, who worked with Troma President Lloyd Kaufman on Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.  He also directed two documentaries, Vampira: The Movie and The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels, which in fact was narrated by none other than John Waters himself. I caught up with the director to ask him why he made Supernaturalz: Weird, Creepy & Random.

Mike Gencarelli: What inspired Supernaturalz: Weird, Creepy & Random? Seems pretty bizarre!
Kevin Sean Michaels: It is! I grew up watching a lot of sitcoms, where for no reason there would be a serious episode.  Then back to comedy. The worst was Family Ties, where Alex Keaton (Michael J. Fox) actually lost his virginity at 17 and has to talk to his Dad about it.  Anyway, I thought it would be entertaining to mix horror and comedy like that.  But we decided not to put a laugh track.  As a result, no one is cued to laugh, they just do.

MG: What has been the reception?
KSM: Very intense because the movie plays like a practical joke, similar to the movie, “The Room” by Tommy Wiseau.  It’s like—how can this be a real movie? Are they serious? But the movie is like one of Ed Wood’s—it reads like a stage play gone wrong, but in this case the train-wreck is part of its charm. And totally planned out.  People seem to really connect with it on its level. And on its terms.

MG: I know you directed “Vampira: The Movie”.  Are you a fan of Ed Wood?
KSM: Of course! When I did Vampira: The Movie I was able to talk to some of the original actors like Conrad Brooks. He said Ed really put heart and soul into his films and that they were supposed to be funny.  Like the imperfections was the perfection. That’s why I look up to Ed Wood, too.  I read recently that Bobcat Goldthwait got a tattoo from Kat Von D, stating just that—Ed Wood was inspiration to filmmaking independence.

MG: What was the inspiration for the characters in Supernaturalz: Weird, Creepy & Random?
KSM: The Garter Snakes gang was funny.  I love the idea of a gang of girls, like in the biker movies.  Basically, for them to act like old Bowery Boys, Three Stooges with a dash of Happy Days.  There is love in the group, even if they all insult each other.  If Fonzie tells Potsie to “sit on it” he doesn’t mean “fuck you. “  And when the characters start dying in Supernaturalz: Weird, Creepy & Random, it comes down to how the gang reacts.  But it is goofy cartoon fun in the end.

MG: Some pretty harsh things happen to the gang…
KSM: (laughs) That’s the point.  It’s got an unreality to it.  It’s like the Nightmare on Elm Street movies.  Freddy can laugh at all of it and the audience is with him somehow.  Our villain is also our main character.  She goes through changes, but it’s the force of evil that is the real villain.  I’ve seen a few audience members jump out of their seats at some parts of the movie.

MG: Any advice for filmmakers doing their own special effects on a budget?
KSM: Yes, never put soap in your mixture for fake blood.  People slip on it.  That’s why I have never done it.

MG: What about the nudity in Supernaturalz: Weird, Creepy & Random? Especially the snake scene…
KSM: Yes, the snake scene is a stand-out.  I was always amazed by reading about the stir caused by the snake scene in The Devil in Miss Jones.  They cut the scene out so many times that it’s now legend.  Our scene is a homage to that.  The other thing is to play with nudity where it’s sexy but yet scary or weird at the same time.

MG: And the Paris Hilton scene?
KSM: Well, it’s not really Paris Hilton (laughs).  I like the idea that someone would be cruel enough to steal someone’s clothes as well as their car just to humiliate them, but also to follow their sexual fantasy.  In this case, Patti’s fantasy.  To strip the rich is sexy.  Our gang member Patti is a shoplifter and can’t seem to stop herself from going too far.  So our Paris Hilton-character is stranded like in Castaway, talking to her fuzzy handbag instead of a little dog.  People seem to really like the scene.

MG: Why the strong emphasis on Indian mythology and Bollywood dancers?
KSM: Something I haven’t seen in a movie like this and people don’t expect it. It really challenged us, too.  It’s very panoramic on the screen.  Indian mythology is very interesting and there is so much to it.   Even our character, The Mighty Sardar, isn’t mighty enough to handle it all.  He has to rely on his assistant.  The phallic symbols are a part of Hindu temples, so we have that as well. When you see the movie, we really made it twisted, so I hope there is no bad mojo because of it (laughs).

MG: Is horror and comedy a trend?
KSM: It’s always been there.  Comedy is always part of horror.  You can’t have dark without light.  I’d rather be in the light.

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“Supernaturalz: Weird, Creepy & Random” is new horror comedy directed by Kevin Sean Michaels (“Vampira: The Movie”), written and co-produced by Ben Parris (Author of “Wade of Aquitaine”).  They film is also produced by non-other than Media Mikes’ own Mike Gencarelli.  The film has been a real labor of the love for the last few years from everyone involved and it is finally entering its final stages before 100% completion.  Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!

Premise for “Supernaturalz: Weird, Creepy & Random”: When Indian magician The Mighty Sardar (Paulson Ambookan) encounters Dawn (Debbie D), a murderess fresh out of jail, she convinces him to find her daughter. Confronted with his own past, Sardar is drawn into a conflict between six girls facing down the gods themselves. Are one of those girls Dawn’s daughter and can Sardar’s exorcism save any of them?

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