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Eerie entertainment frequently takes inspiration from urban legends, with good reason - nothing's scarier than a fantastical tale that still feels like it just might be true. TV shows like The X-Files and Supernatural have made liberal use of contemporary folklore over the years, and plenty of feature films have been made in the same vein, too. Here, we count up our favourites.

You've seen the horror heavy-hitters, like Halloween, The Shining, and The Exorcist. You've also seen the most-beloved cult horror flicks, like Evil Dead 2 and Re-Animator. Now, peel away one more layer and unearth some obscure horror gems that are primed to infect your nightmares with fresh terrors.