7 Pranks that Turned into Popular Horror Tropes

At the center of many horror tropes are urban legends, schoolyard jokes, and mean-spirited dares.

Creepy pranks that turned into horror books
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The Curse of Analog Media

Cassette tape analog horror
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Experimental Film

By Gemma Files

One’s Loss is Another Person’s Gain

The Stranger Calls

Slender Man

When a stranger calls
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Haunted Green Bay

By Timothy Freiss

Fear of Clowns

Say Her Name Five Times

Scary creepy clowns
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Not for the Faint of Heart