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

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

This one is sad.

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#3

Scary Story

Scary Story

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Melissa Herrera
Community Member
4 years ago

Help me.

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#35

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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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

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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

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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

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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

aishah bastian
Community Member
4 years ago

or maybe it was the reason he was the last man on Earth

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Lilly H.
Community Member
4 years ago

It's a quote from a short sci-fi novel. Basically the aliens wipe out the entire human race,keeping only two humans alive,and do so with the animal species,because they turn Earth into a zoo for the aliens to visit. The last man is in a cage,disguised as his old living-room,and the knock is from the aliens,introducing him to the other member of humanity they kept alive.

Lilly H.
Community Member
4 years ago

Knock by Frederick Brown

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Prescotte Martin
Community Member
4 years ago

It was the cat. He'd forgotten to feed it again.

Felipe Rocha
Community Member
4 years ago

Mormons

Bre Goettl
Community Member
4 years ago

Was it an alien?

foxygamer233
Community Member
4 years ago

Forget when pigs fly! Now pigs Knock!

JayDerp247
Community Member
2 years ago

It was the women who wanted to make love with the LAST MAN on earth.

Liam Potenberg
Community Member
3 years ago

I heard this one before, but maybe it was a monkey!

Emily Whittaker
Community Member
4 years ago

Tandy?

alexa_bessee
Community Member
4 years ago

I've seen this one! It's the creepiest one...

Penny Ball
Community Member
4 years ago

This was from an old scifi short story.

Łukasz Wydra
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe it was a Morpheus of the Endless (I'm not sure if that was the name)?

Hunter Bradley
Community Member
4 months ago

when the aliens come to finish the job

Arriona Darden
Community Member
10 months ago

ANGEL OF DEATH!!

James Membrere
Community Member
1 month ago

It was from John quinones

Oh hi I'm still garbage
Community Member
2 months ago

Wasn’t this a doctor who thing

Rishika Chaudhuri
Community Member
3 months ago

hey this wasn't funny but ya super funny!

Veronica Marx
Community Member
4 months ago

But how would he know he's the last man on earth?

Aswitchfan
Community Member
6 months ago

It was Carol.

Aswitchfan
Community Member
6 months ago

It was probably Carol.

klyn friez
Community Member
9 months ago

If there is last MAN then there can be a woman

Cassius Saldana
Community Member
9 months ago

never said anything about women you just said last man

Cassius Saldana
Community Member
9 months ago

but it never said anything about women so

Landon Gordon
Community Member
11 months ago

yes a friend

James Hartel
Community Member
1 year ago

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Yor Bo$$
Community Member
1 year ago

Why is he the last man on earth

KpGamer !!
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it possible it was the last WOMEN on Earth...

kat newt shulder
Community Member
2 years ago

last woman? last gender fluid person? last dog?

Larkin Elliott (student)
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s good for him

Ayvah Madeline
Community Member
2 years ago

He may be the last man on earth but spirits are still around so that could be What it was

Cherif Fadaly
Community Member
2 years ago

Isn't that basically the plot to the Doctor Who episode "Listen"?

Jordy Star
Community Member
2 years ago

I get it lol

Jordy Star
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL I get it

Brendan Eaves
Community Member
3 years ago

this is bullshit

Shikoku Belladonna
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow. That's intense. I wonder what it's like being the last living human being.

Tillie Martinussen
Community Member
4 years ago

The scary part is being "the last man on Earth"! 😂

Kalikima
Community Member
4 years ago

This one has been a horror staple for centuries, not exactly original here... ????

Luna Crescent
Community Member
4 years ago

It's much more scary when you just jumped out the window or made any other suicide attempt because you couldn't stand being alone...

António Lima
Community Member
4 years ago

Is the second last giving him the good new, or not!

NoliBelle
Community Member
4 years ago

These just get progressively lamer.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Angelina Russo
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't get it

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