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

Graboid27 Report

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...

Pieter Markey
Community Member
4 years ago

Double horror!

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Autumn
Community Member
4 years ago

Could be a nanny?

Łukasz Wydra
Community Member
4 years ago

I sure hope for it...

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Elaena Stemann
Community Member
4 years ago

Naahh, it's just your older daughter cooing over the baby again.

Samuel Jay Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

Sorry I scrolled down and realized I stole yours

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Bobbi Newell
Community Member
4 years ago

Reminds me of an old horror movie: "Have you checked the children yet?"

Savdat02
Community Member
4 years ago

supERNATURAL

Elena Montesinos
Community Member
4 years ago

Something similar happened to me, but it was because the monitor worked with wifi and my neighbour had the same model. I almost had a heart attack.

Rishika Chaudhuri
Community Member
2 months ago

maybe the voice comforting the baby was some other girl like aunt or grandma or something. Or this is even possible the person had entered your house to give you a surprise while you were sleeping. Maybe its possible right

Luna Annabeth
Community Member
1 year ago

dun dun DUN

Tin Roble
Community Member
4 years ago

you have a nanny. lucky you!

BUMMERS
Community Member
4 years ago

Yep, hearing your wife's voice in the other room-even creepier.

Dolores Alvarado
Community Member
4 years ago

Monitor got hacked. Happens alot now.

Ashtonthefairytrainer
Community Member
1 month ago

Hey, could have been your sister/cousin/sister-in-law/cousin-in-law

Adrozarn Mischievik
Community Member
2 months ago

One of the drawbacks of having an affair, Jesus...

Mula
Community Member
2 months ago

Ų̴̛̘̘͕̖̥̖̻͎̃̀̌͋̀̂͂͊̊̋͝͝ͅń̴̳͙͆̇̊̑́͘͝k̴̡̨̧̛̩͚̥̪̗͎͓̙̼̟̹̹̀̿̒͆̈́̊͌̽̈̕n̶̛̝̳͖̩̘̅̎̇̌̈́̈̈́͝ǫ̶̣̤͓͓̼̳̰̙̜̗͔͒̀̆̓͌͑w̶̡̛̺͇̯̦̻̲̬̜̭̉̏̆͆̓͑̓͗͌͋̇̚ͅǹ̴̢͖͓͕͖͌͗͌͆͋̿̓̀͘

Manjiri Mahendra Borkar
Community Member
3 months ago

It also could be the woman he is cheating on his wife with.

Austin Saunders Jr
Community Member
7 months ago

run!!!

Sally Carrera
Community Member
9 months ago

Perhaps you had twins?? You imbecile!

Elisaurous uwu
Community Member
11 months ago

if the wife woke up and saw she'd find out about the side chick o.o

Mikaela Childress
Community Member
1 year ago

i dont get it

Peggy Hamilton
Community Member
1 year ago

Huh?

fat ass
Community Member
1 year ago

its the uncle. duh

MILEY BEUTOW
Community Member
1 year ago

thats just strait up scary

incoherent screaming
Community Member
1 year ago

Just change it to 2nd born and ittl be sam winchester

Sophia Cai
Community Member
2 years ago

Lesbian couple?

Atikah Zaheer
Community Member
2 years ago

So the mums sleeping next to him, and some voice is comforting the child??

Onyx Tokugawa
Community Member
2 years ago

or maybe you don't even have a wife

Harvey North
Community Member
2 years ago

fuck that leave the baby and burn the house down

Awesomegamer4ever
Community Member
2 years ago

That's just not scary.

Jamie Maloney
Community Member
2 years ago

An aunt is visiting...?

Elizabeth Carr-Simoneau
Community Member
2 years ago

he is not dead

Tsar Agus
Community Member
2 years ago

it's the nanny! IT HAS TO BE THE NANNY!

Rylie Young
Community Member
2 years ago

Or the firstborn isn't an infant, and the secondborn is comforting them.

IZ'z
Community Member
2 years ago

its a bunch of pillows!

Penny Enriquez
Community Member
2 years ago

maybe it was like a nanny or something

FinalDragon941 (BlackDragonDude)
Community Member
3 years ago

Step Wife?

jdcastillo Castillo
Community Member
3 years ago

or maybe, the baby had a doll that talked.

Brendan Eaves
Community Member
3 years ago

demon in da house

Jilliann Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe the mom/wife put a doll next to you so you wouldn't wake up

Rebekah France
Community Member
3 years ago

your older daughter is helping her

Shikoku Belladonna
Community Member
3 years ago

It's like in the first episode of "Supernatural"

Cody Downs
Community Member
3 years ago

your getting interference from another household

Šimon Špaček
Community Member
3 years ago

Are you Homer Simpson? Than it would be Moe and you can go back to sleep again.

J Treviño
Community Member
3 years ago

Someone hacked into your security camera!

Josta Loos
Community Member
3 years ago

Tsk it was the au pair ofcourse

Hannah Craig
Community Member
3 years ago

#SamWinchester

M3era
Community Member
3 years ago

You could have another son/daughter who was worried for the baby, so went to comfort them

Bluby Fisher
Community Member
4 years ago

grandparrents trying to be helpful?

Leethebee
Community Member
4 years ago

Supernatural much?

Jamison Frances
Community Member
4 years ago

Pi's comment was even scarier!

Layla Brookes
Community Member
4 years ago

Hope you're just hearing things.

Sarah Scholz
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe it wasnt your wife, maybe it was Manuel Neuer ;)

Cecen Core
Community Member
4 years ago

Polygyny

Elias Rischer
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe they just live in a commune?

Virginia Su
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't get it..? someone please explain

Tillie Martinussen
Community Member
3 years ago

First born= only child. Wife beside his bed = no one in he baby room, but still noises from the nursery = either a killer or a supernatural being. = your child in danger. Yes?

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Minami Arceo
Community Member
4 years ago

it was probably the maid

Ron Aslan
Community Member
4 years ago

It was the nanny. Relax.

Sufyan Rosman
Community Member
4 years ago

It could have been your NANNY maybe?

Francisco Gomes
Community Member
4 years ago

Don't forget your mother-in-law mate

Buffy Thomas
Community Member
4 years ago

I would go and check on my child

Sára XS
Community Member
4 years ago

It would be scary even if the wife wasn't in that bed ???????????????? ????

Anna Pataki
Community Member
4 years ago

Supernatural S01E01

Shannamrichardson
Community Member
4 years ago

...or Satan?

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

older brother?

Joie Lao-Pagal
Community Member
4 years ago

it's stated that the baby is the firstborn child :)

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Pritam Thakur
Community Member
4 years ago

I'd your wife that lazy to wake up and comfort your child?

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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

skuppy Report

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

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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