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Urban legends and their adaptation in horror cinema
Mikel J. Koven

discussed Candyman from a folkloristic perspective by drawing upon the literature surrounding ostension (Koven, 1999 ). Overall, however, a useful methodology for the analysis of legends in popular cinema has been slow to develop. An obvious starting point would be a consideration of the narrative structure of those films either based on or utilising urban legends. Although

in Monstrous adaptations