Urban Legend: The Vanishing Hitchhiker

The legend of the vanishing hitchhiker varies; however, a few parts remain the same no matter who tells it--a hitchhiker is trying to catch a ride while on a dark back road. Once picked up, he/she disappears without explanation. Many TV shows have created their own versions of this legend, but I have found 2 favorites: Constantine and Supernatural. Constantine- Season 1, Episode 5: Dance Vaudou **I love this episode. There are two urban legends in one wonderful plot twist. And if you still haven't watched Constantine...I don't know what you're waiting for! A te[...]


Urban Legend of Kuchisake-Onna

Our theme for the month of May is urban legends! YAY! I've been watching the TV show, Constantine and have found many urban legends intertwined in the show. One of my favorites is the one involving Kuchisake-Onna...aka the slit-mouthed woman. The story has it that a beautiful Japanese woman cheated on her samurai husband. In a jealous rage, he cuts her mouth open with a pair of scissors. Giving her a permanently haneous smile, he asks her, "Who will think you're beautiful now?" The woman dies and then returns as a malevolent spirit known as Kuchisake-Onna, the[...]


Constantine: The Hellblazer Provides Jumping-On Point for TV Fans

If dug the very short-lived Constantine TV series, and want to follow more of the character's adventures, you should be checking out Constantine: The Hellblazer. It's a prefect series to dive into the character with, as it requires no prior knowledge of the character, and there's enough of the spirit of the TV show to feel familiar. James Tynion IV and Ming Doyle have crafted a first story arc that provides an interesting mystery while giving us a look at John Constantine's origin as well. The simple set up is that Constantine is haunted by the ghosts of every[...]