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Do you think I'm pretty

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The Slit-Mouthed Woman (or Kuchisake-onna) is a prominent Japanese urban legend. Rumours of alleged sightings of the Slit-Mouthed Woman began spreading around in 1979  around the Nagasaki Prefecture, causing panic in many Japanese towns. Reports also indicate that children were dismissed from school in groups escorted by a teacher for safety, and of police officers increasing their patrols.

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The Slit-Mouthed Woman later returned as a vengeful spirit wearing a surgical mask (which isn't uncommon in Japan, as many Japanese people wear surgical masks to prevent other people from being infected by their colds and sickness). She will approach a child and ask them, "Am I pretty?" If the child answers "Yes", she will take off her surgical mask, revealing her Glasgow smile and ask, "How about now?" If the child changes their answer to "No", she cuts them in half. If the child sticks to their answer of "Yes", she will slit their mouth just like hers. Running away from her will not , as she will simply reappear in front of the victim. The only sure way of escaping The Slit-Mouthed Woman alive and unharmed is to give her an ambiguous answer such as "You are average" or "so-so" which will confuse her also if you drop candy or fruit she will begins in a be busy looking at it and give the person enough time to escape. If the victim throws sweets and candies at her, she would be distracted and try to eat them. This gives the victim enough time to run. The slit-mouthed woman would also have a privilege to appear in front of the victim.The origin of Kuchisake-Onna begins in a Japanese village.SHe was the prettiest woman in this village. She would always ask the little children " am I pretty ?". Being the pretty woman she was, the children would always say "Yes !!" One day Kuchi-Sake Onna thought she could get away with cheating.So she tried , but failed,as revenge her husband slit her mouth , soon after she either died from her injuries or commited suicide

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The Slit-Mouthed Woman urban legend has appeared prominently in two Japanese films: Carved (2007) and it's prequel Carved 2: The Scissors Massacre (2008).

(she was killed by her jealous husband)

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