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

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Charles Laster
Community Member
4 years ago

Deja vu all over again.

Kris Andrews
Community Member
4 years ago

Not deja vu, but a precognition.

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Kim Gunter
Community Member
4 years ago

Ah hell no

Mell Bg
Community Member
4 years ago

You either go to bed very early (to my standards ) or sleep in very late

MADISON OWENS
Community Member
2 years ago

Run boi run

Maxi Heat
Community Member
4 years ago

starring Bill Murray.....

Elesia Ah Yee
Community Member
9 months ago

braaaaaaa dats nuts

Charos Sutton
Community Member
9 months ago

t (that is a cross by the way. Bless up)

Taytum Wilson
Community Member
9 months ago

oh god no!

Elisaurous uwu
Community Member
11 months ago

i would love it if the dude in that situation would just yell, "BEEN THERE, DONE THAT. FIND SOMETHING NEW"

Daniel Michau
Community Member
1 year ago

Worst Groundhog Day ever

Madison Marshall
Community Member
1 year ago

not today bitches

Dannielle Gonzalez
Community Member
1 week ago

i saw one of theese on tik tok lol

Adrozarn Mischievik
Community Member
2 months ago

Gotta have those hinges checked out mate

Kai Wendorf
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh my god... Horrifying!!

Hannah Victoria
Community Member
2 months ago

bruh i would have screamed and someone would come in and i’d be lkke chrck my closet

nostalgiaaxx
Community Member
2 months ago

BRUHHH

Lacey Withers
Community Member
9 months ago

Weird

NIGGA25
Community Member
10 months ago

final destination bootleg peepee headz

Drak Amakoi
Community Member
12 months ago

Then I Woke Up Again

Drak Amakoi
Community Member
12 months ago

He Then Woke Up Again

- AnimeKnight -
Community Member
1 year ago

Deja vu don't cover death

Golden Artist
Community Member
1 year ago

This happens to me...

Sarah McConnell
Community Member
1 year ago

yeet

Beth Hunter
Community Member
1 year ago

That is CREEPY

MILEY BEUTOW
Community Member
1 year ago

she can dream her death that is so cool

Luis Baez-Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

scary as shit

Cheesecake Queen
Community Member
1 year ago

Happy death day

incoherent screaming
Community Member
1 year ago

Heat of the moment plays

MICHAEL MCWILLIAMS
Community Member
1 year ago

This is definitely the scariest story

Harvey North
Community Member
2 years ago

Fuck me

Awesomegamer4ever
Community Member
2 years ago

My god- its an effing nightmare! Big deal!

Caleb Spencer
Community Member
2 years ago

lol

Ashley Denton
Community Member
2 years ago

This girl can see the future!!

Riley Vecchiarelli
Community Member
2 years ago

creepy

Jean Pierre Farrugia
Community Member
2 years ago

This is why I sleep with a good item that can be used as a weapon near me

23kalen Student
Community Member
2 years ago

Freddy Kruger

Mantas Abeciūnas
Community Member
2 years ago

That's Creepy

Ethan Sundquist
Community Member
2 years ago

kewl, creepiest one so far

Ashutosh Sharma
Community Member
3 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RNi5QYz8ZA found this on internet today.

Ashutosh Sharma
Community Member
3 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RNi5QYz8ZA

Puneet_Goel
Community Member
3 years ago

ah he is still dreaming. Desikhabri

Savannah Fedorich
Community Member
3 years ago

yess

jdcastillo Castillo
Community Member
3 years ago

heheheh, what they don't know is that I'm the girl in his closet. hmhm

Ivy Percival
Community Member
3 years ago

Im finna how out my window if this happens idgaf

Rebekah France
Community Member
3 years ago

you had a dream in a dream

Owl Girl
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg

LOGAN STAUFFER
Community Member
3 years ago

Ikr

Amanda Cariker
Community Member
3 years ago

Sleep Paralysis?

Cody Downs
Community Member
3 years ago

don't think it gives you a premonition

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Jessica Russian Sifontes
Community Member
3 years ago

This is way longer than 2 sentences.

Tracy Baparam
Community Member
3 years ago

Just switch the lights on, it will go away.

nell_beneteau
Community Member
3 years ago

Inception!!!!!!!

M3era
Community Member
3 years ago

Oops! All the stuff I crammed into my wardrobe fell out.

The Alchemist
Community Member
3 years ago

I have a machete by my bed. Let her try.

aishah bastian
Community Member
3 years ago

1408

Lu Karina
Community Member
4 years ago

What hapened next???

Deborah Kilmer
Community Member
4 years ago

Well since I would know what was coming up next with Madame ManiCure and I would have the luxury of several seconds up to nearly a minute before this bar skank banshee made it to attack range.I'd grab my pal Mr Pokey that l keep next to my night stand. Mr Pokey is a stout tree branch tapering at the handle with a strip suede wrapped handle. The business end is a dozen or so long,sharpened wood screws that make up the top like a medieval mace. I'd grab Mr Pokey and jump out of bed in one motion,making sure to hit he button on my bedside lamp base. And then it's clobberin' time. Best first target is always a head shot with zombie-esque fauna. A face shot is even better if you nail the she bitch at eye level and drag those out of her meat face with your first swing. My wife collects all manner of broad and long swords,not to mention a couple battle axes on our bedroom walls. Grab something bladed and sharp from the wall and trim those nails down to the wrists. Then go to town hacking.

Šimon Špaček
Community Member
3 years ago

You sound like very interesting lesbian. Mr Pokey sounds like a good roommate but I still prefer Ms Cuddler which is 70 cm long stick wrapped in black leather with about 30 cm of chain on end. It is meant to harm and bruise but not to kill or break bones (our police and courts are pricks about that).

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Jamison Frances
Community Member
4 years ago

Whoa...

Spinaap
Community Member
4 years ago

brrr, scary

Susan Moore
Community Member
4 years ago

Premonition RUN

Layla Brookes
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG

Gail
Community Member
4 years ago

Theme from twilight zone plays...

Sufyan Rosman
Community Member
4 years ago

A minute to travel and I could already be out of the house.

Nita Tomo
Community Member
4 years ago

Thats more than two sentences

Zicca
Community Member
4 years ago

Go back to school

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Jane Summerlott
Community Member
4 years ago

Happens all the time, being somewhere new, knowing that I have done this before

Rajdeep Sharma
Community Member
4 years ago

happen to me

Michel Tinguely
Community Member
4 years ago

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Pistorius could have used that in his defense...

Christian Hill
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4 years ago

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And I grabbed my gun and started shooting. It was just my dog. RIP.

Over Opinionated
Community Member
4 years ago

Ok you went overboard

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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