A shabby horror anthology, THE WILLIES takes its cue from the work of Professor Jan Harold Brunvand of the University of Utah.
A leading folklorist, Brunvard collects "urban legends," gruesome anecdotes and dire rumors often repeated as fact but almost always groundless: giant alligators in the sewers of Manhattan, the circus parade elephant who sat on a compact car, escaped maniacs with hooked hands, and so on.
Brunvand's series of books, beginning with The Vanishing Hitchhiker, are thought-provoking and grand entertainment. Not so with THE WILLIES, for, whatever its inspiration, the entire production is dreadfully written and realized.
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