There are many reasons why one might enjoy a good horror story. One, for example, is the adrenaline rush, after being scared. The other is that some of us like to experience an overwhelming amount of complex emotions. It also helps, that the scary stories are not happening to you, so you can still feel relatively safe while experiencing it. And bigger doesn't always mean better, especially when it comes to scary stuff. Sometimes it's the small things that are the most terrifying, like an unexpected spider in the bathtub, for instance, a creaking floorboard in the dead of night, or Donald Trump's tiny hands. Those are the real-life horror stories that give us an adrenaline rush.

The classic of the horror genre is, of course, the two-sentence scary stories. So when Reddit user 'meiguess' asked others "What is the best short horror story you can come up with in two sentences" - the answers scared everyone to death. You might want to keep the lights on for this one. From short scary stories about being buried alive to working the night shift alone (or not...?), this compilation of creepy stories definitely has it all. And if you are a fan of two-sentence horror stories, we promise, this post will leave you scared mindless.

#1

Shortest Horror Story

Shortest Horror Story

guztaluz Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Overly helpful neighbour closed the door after you walked in, left it open, and drunkely fell asleep on the floor?

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#2

Sibling Horror Dilemma

Sibling Horror Dilemma

i-am-the-assbutt Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

This one is sad.

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#3

Scary Story

Scary Story

comparativelysane Report

António Lima
Community Member
4 years ago

Easy: he is son of a lesbian couple...thats not scary :p

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#4

Spooky Visitors

Spooky Visitors

jmperson Report

Charles Laster
Community Member
4 years ago

Deja vu all over again.

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#5

Perks Of Cremation

Perks Of Cremation

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António Lima
Community Member
4 years ago

Thats scary!!!

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#6

Creepy Story

Creepy Story

doctordevice Report

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Or MAYBE, the person next to you wasn't your wife...

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#7

2 Sentence Horror Story

2 Sentence Horror Story

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António Lima
Community Member
4 years ago

Thats the nurse from "silent hill"

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#8

Afterlife Horrors

Afterlife Horrors

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Laura Ingles.
Community Member
4 years ago

Quite sad???

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#9

Short Scary Story

Short Scary Story

golfmade Report

Shannamrichardson
Community Member
4 years ago

Carolers waiting to sing, Mormons there for a service project, neighbors waiting to surprise you with a fresh coat of house paint?

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#10

A Touch From The Other Side

A Touch From The Other Side

Gagege Report

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Whoa! This was totally a new take on the phantom limb aspect! Well done!

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#11

Pet Horror Story

Pet Horror Story

Madredchris Report

Cristi
Community Member
4 years ago

I always felt safe as a kid because I thought any strange noise in the middle of the night would be my cat.

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#12

2 Sentence Horror Story

2 Sentence Horror Story

hctet Report

Gabby Trownsell
Community Member
4 years ago

Five Nights at Freddy's, anyone?

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#13

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

therealhatman Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

I once heard some light knocking while I was drawing and listening to a CD. I looked around, saw nothing, didn't pay attention, dismissed it as some random sound. Then the album has finished and I wanted to change the CD... But atop the CD player there it was - a grasshopper as huge as a fist!

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#14

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Shannamrichardson
Community Member
4 years ago

Definitely that someone broke into your place!

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#15

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

Calamitosity Report

Rita Duncan
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't get this one

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#16

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

www.reddit.com Report

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

*muted cries*

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#17

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

reddit.com Report

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Good one!

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#18

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

CakeIsAMeme Report

foxygamer233
Community Member
4 years ago

what did it capture?

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#19

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

bentreflection Report

Miklós Nagy
Community Member
4 years ago

I know that feel. F#cking alpinist window cleaners.

foxygamer233
Community Member
4 years ago

I glared at my window cleaner and brought my computer to him so he can see the coment

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Caleb Amick
Community Member
2 years ago

Fucking Friday The 13th Window Cleaners

Shikoku Belladonna
Community Member
3 years ago

IT IS THE VIPER!! THE VINDOW VIPER!!!

Beyer Brady
Community Member
2 years ago

i understand that reference

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Alvar Löfdahl (The suicidal swede)
Community Member
3 years ago

would be creepier if it said 13th floor.

Kay Woodpecker
Community Member
2 years ago

Close the curtains.

Dana Holden
Community Member
2 years ago

It's behind you.

Awesomegamer4ever
Community Member
3 years ago

What the *uck. Strippers are trying to see your *ick

Liam Potenberg
Community Member
3 years ago

it depends... were you looking down? if you were, the "face" could have just been your friend on the street below, smiling at you to be nice.

Avalei Hibdon
Community Member
2 weeks ago

omg omg omg thats double creepy

SPINDLER MICHAEL
Community Member
1 month ago

webtoons sweet home anyone

Sataru Games
Community Member
1 month ago

NOOOOOPE move

trash
Community Member
1 month ago

hi do you have any carrots no go away

Symone Goree
Community Member
2 months ago

lol, but the window cleaners shouldn't be at your window that late at night

ShoesOfShoes
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm like [disturbing senses intensifies]

Emir Ergez
Community Member
1 year ago

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Landon Gordon
Community Member
1 year ago

its problably a guy with a ladder painting the house:p

Landon Gordon
Community Member
1 year ago

its just a guy on a tall ladder painting

Craig Pollard
Community Member
1 year ago

You have a balcony

Imaleh Hill
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg it is a scary story not a window cleaner

RandomPerson 1706
Community Member
1 year ago

Does this mean there is a killer window cleaner or it's a reflection of a killer from behind you?

RandomPerson 1706
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this saying that there is a killer window cleaner or it's a reflection coming from behind?

serperior and the animator
Community Member
3 years ago

this would make more sense if it was the 13th floor

Brendan Eaves
Community Member
3 years ago

demon/ghost/window cleaners

Bibhu Bhardwaj
Community Member
3 years ago

The horrible coincidence is that.that I live alone in the 14th floor..... Fucking creepy

Šimon Špaček
Community Member
3 years ago

Something similar happened to friend who was living on 5th floor. He came home, took off his pants, smoked a joint and suddenly he saw guy outside. He ran outside screaming just to find out that landlord hired somebody to check windowsills.

M3era
Community Member
4 years ago

My only explanation is that: Maybe a sadistic friend stuck a mask sticker/realistic-looking face sticker on the window

M3era
Community Member
4 years ago

Holy sugar muffins that's scary!

Mark Bolences
Community Member
4 years ago

I live on the 13th floor.

Amy Ferguson
Community Member
4 years ago

Slow base jumper?

Heather Cox
Community Member
4 years ago

I lived on a high floor and my kid would say she would see faces in the window at night 00

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#20

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Awkward dog
Community Member
4 years ago

That's creepy.

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#21

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

It was a pokemon.

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#22

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

Wartortlesthebestest Report

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

*shudder* this is like Chucky from child's play.

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#23

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

namelessuser Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

This doesn't need to be horror. It can be about some richman or a rich woman, closing him/herself up to the public, to close friends and relatives, to themselves... A celebrity with a troubled personality perhaps.

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#24

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Debbie Scott
Community Member
4 years ago

Reflection

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#25

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

razzliox Report

GwiazdkaNadia
Community Member
4 years ago

Go get yourselves some Netflix, fellows.

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#26

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

DeathHamster1 Report

Jeanne Deaux
Community Member
4 years ago

It is way more terrible than the thought of someone, or even a train coming...

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#27

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

Mikeyseventyfive Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

The mannequins must be so heavy...

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#28

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Łukasz Wydra
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm not sure if I get this one...

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#29

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

ADGE_S Report

Leen Pol
Community Member
4 years ago

Damn

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#30

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

anonymous_abc Report

Laura Ingles.
Community Member
4 years ago

Now I'm awake!

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#31

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

reddit.com Report

Shannamrichardson
Community Member
4 years ago

Is it JUST a hand or does it come with a body?

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#32

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

AnarchistWaffles Report

Łukasz Wydra
Community Member
4 years ago

Ok, I wasn't planning to sleep today, anyway...

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#33

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

reddit.com Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

It happens to me sometimes during my REM phase.

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#34

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

acciobanana Report

Melissa Herrera
Community Member
4 years ago

Help me.

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#35

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

resurrection_man Report

Jane Summerlott
Community Member
4 years ago

Apocalypse?

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#36

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

StoryTellerBob Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

This feels kinda like a sci-fi story about engineering artificial memories and experiences.

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#37

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

RamsesThePigeon Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

This one is weirdly kinda cute!

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#38

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

blaqkmagick Report

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Enter the guy from silence of the lambs...

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#39

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Night swimmiiiiiing deseeeeeeeerves a quite niiiiiight. ♬♪ ♥

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#40

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

Nezzatic Report

Jennifer
Community Member
4 years ago

This is sad :(

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#41

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

pgan91 Report

Ced Torpov
Community Member
4 years ago

The Vashta Nerada...

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#42

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

Fredrick Brown Report

Cairis Adams
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe it was the last woman on earth

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#43

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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António Lima
Community Member
4 years ago

Bluetooth?

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#44

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

NuclearPink Report

Shannamrichardson
Community Member
4 years ago

Then, chances are, you've got a houseguest.

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#45

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

Superdorps Report

MD
Community Member
4 years ago

That sounds like the start of a dark doctor who episode...

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#46

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

dfdafgd Report

alexa_bessee
Community Member
4 years ago

Russian rullete?

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#47

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

justAnotherMuffledVo Report

Grey Sage
Community Member
3 years ago

Male version of Snow White ant the 7 dwarves?

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#48

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

vigridarena Report

Brendan Eaves
Community Member
3 years ago

this is the most horrifying experience ever also fuck off

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#49

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

reddit.com Report

Maria Corns
Community Member
4 years ago

Did the person attending the funeral bury someone alive?

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#50

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

tuskedlemon Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

You go to the bathroom first, when you hear some knocking. It was her, telling you to hurry up 'cause it's urgent.

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#51

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

TLFMOD Report

Lily Mae Kitty
Community Member
4 years ago

if it as locked from the inside, they could unlock it and leave.

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#52

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

Horseseverywhere Report

Angelina Russo
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't get it

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