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.

josh hill
Community Member
3 years ago

yes so sad

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Charles Laster
Community Member
4 years ago

Reminds me of several Hitchcock movies.

António Lima
Community Member
4 years ago

You see death people

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Lol! Good one!

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Késsler Neo
Community Member
4 years ago

That's an angry mom.

Nita Tomo
Community Member
4 years ago

Its the girl she aborted long before

Bri
Community Member
2 years ago

A little creepy

Jennifer Scott
Community Member
4 years ago

Damn you are fucked kid!!!

Layla Brookes
Community Member
4 years ago

Talk about nightmares.

Késsler Neo
Community Member
4 years ago

Well that's an angry mom

Laura Ingles.
Community Member
4 years ago

"Mommy" has secrets...

Ashtonthefairytrainer
Community Member
1 month ago

These are just depressing as heck

Adrozarn Mischievik
Community Member
2 months ago

Unborn children aren't scary

Mula
Community Member
2 months ago

Ų̴̛̘̘͕̖̥̖̻͎̃̀̌͋̀̂͂͊̊̋͝͝ͅń̴̳͙͆̇̊̑́͘͝k̴̡̨̧̛̩͚̥̪̗͎͓̙̼̟̹̹̀̿̒͆̈́̊͌̽̈̕n̶̛̝̳͖̩̘̅̎̇̌̈́̈̈́͝ǫ̶̣̤͓͓̼̳̰̙̜̗͔͒̀̆̓͌͑w̶̡̛̺͇̯̦̻̲̬̜̭̉̏̆͆̓͑̓͗͌͋̇̚ͅǹ̴̢͖͓͕͖͌͗͌͆͋̿̓̀͘

Skye Ediriwira
Community Member
5 months ago

Step sister is pissed Mummy killed her... acting career

Isaiah Roussel
Community Member
5 months ago

wow you know how people say that when your a toddler that you can connect with the spirit relm i think thats just an intressting topic

maranda robinson
Community Member
9 months ago

why this it is just not right

Brooklyn Sharpe
Community Member
10 months ago

I believe the dead sister

Courtney McGhee
Community Member
1 year ago

I really like this one. It is like a scenario of who you should believe lol

- AnimeKnight -
Community Member
1 year ago

Wait if thats true that kids a medium right

Sam Golbach and Lusty sans
Community Member
1 year ago

ok...explain...how is the mom alive!?

fat ass
Community Member
1 year ago

this makes absolutely no sense..

Jasmin Lopez Dominguez
Community Member
1 year ago

m

Beth Hunter
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagine if she was originally a twin, and the other twin was stillborn 😢

Caden Blanchette
Community Member
1 year ago

Mommy killed the sister

IZABELLA LANDINGHAM (STUDENT)
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW NOT COOL GUYS

Spoodwagon
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Shes schizophrenic obviously

Cameron Anderson
Community Member
1 year ago

wow weird but scary

Candy Lova
Community Member
2 years ago

I would believe my sister

Cody Downs
Community Member
9 months ago

but you don't have a sister

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Kahtori Iman Swiney
Community Member
2 years ago

oh

Crimson Blood
Community Member
2 years ago

mommy had an abortion.... mommy said she aborted the wrong kid...

Awesomegamer4ever
Community Member
2 years ago

I bet the girl has a sister- but she was an unborn baby, that came back from the dead

IZ'z
Community Member
2 years ago

well of course you don't have a sister!

jdcastillo Castillo
Community Member
3 years ago

oh mah jesus

Brendan Eaves
Community Member
3 years ago

yep they have a ghost

Jilliann Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

You are seeing things like a little girl of a person that was killed by their own mom dang that is cold

Rebekah France
Community Member
3 years ago

your sister was killed bye your mum cause she was a monster thing and doesn't let you know about it OR your sister was your twin and the mum didn't want two daughters and didn't tell you THOUGH it is still very sad

LOGAN STAUFFER
Community Member
3 years ago

Very

Tracy Baparam
Community Member
3 years ago

If she's dead, how can she communicate. Is she a ghost?

Cody Downs
Community Member
3 years ago

she is a ghost

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Becky Stacy
Community Member
3 years ago

Didn't get this one..either it went over my head(& I'm retarded) or its retarded

Cody Downs
Community Member
3 years ago

ghost of sister tells brother mom killed her but mom deny her even existing

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The Alchemist
Community Member
3 years ago

Well not anymore.

Cindy Kruth
Community Member
3 years ago

Ummm...

creamegg
Community Member
3 years ago

anti abortion agenda ..?

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
4 years ago

They both may be right....

Martin
Community Member
4 years ago

Aborted baby Ghost.

Brett Bydairk
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, not any more...

Alast Gentile
Community Member
4 years ago

Mommy has Alzheimer

Anna Edvardsen
Community Member
4 years ago

...any more

Sufyan Rosman
Community Member
4 years ago

Mommy could be someone else's name since its capitalised.

Zicca
Community Member
4 years ago

It's a new sentence...

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Jasmin Lopez Dominguez
Community Member
1 year ago

That is so creepy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱

Tyson Booker
Community Member
2 years ago

you turn me on 😉😉

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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

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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

Clayboy731 Report

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

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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

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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

cobaltcollapse Report

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.

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#20

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

KeresMagnus Report

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

Ravn000 Report

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

pentakill-lux Report

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

Report

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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