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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Princess Bubblegum
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't get it

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#4

Spooky Visitors

Spooky Visitors

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Christian Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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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

Autumn
Community Member
4 years ago

Could be a nanny?

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#7

2 Sentence Horror Story

2 Sentence Horror Story

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kat lia
Community Member
4 years ago

i i can express better with emoticons.

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#8

Afterlife Horrors

Afterlife Horrors

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artbyce
Community Member
4 years ago

Whoaaaa......

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#9

Short Scary Story

Short Scary Story

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Christian Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

You must be a Republican. That is BLM outside.

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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

Shauday Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

((O______O))

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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

therealhatman Report

MD
Community Member
4 years ago

...this one needs to be a novel or something.

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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

Miklós Nagy
Community Member
4 years ago

Auch...

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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

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Shannamrichardson
Community Member
4 years ago

Probably Eddie from the show Frasier.

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#25

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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António Lima
Community Member
4 years ago

To much ego!

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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...

La
Community Member
4 years ago

The roommate is dead. Once a person dies their body heat would equalize to the temperature of the room the body is in.

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Liam Potenberg
Community Member
4 years ago

the blind guy was the macadamia nut cookie and his friend was the oatmeal raisin cookie. cookies don't generate body heat.

JayDerp247
Community Member
3 years ago

Because he is from Antarctica and he has a condition that he can’t produce body heat

OBVIOUS COMMENT GUY
Community Member
5 months ago

What type of eye surgery leaves you with the ability to detect heat signatures to any degree of accuracy?

ShoesOfShoes
Community Member
12 months ago

Excuse me... did you say ROOM temperature??? GHOST

LadyAna
Community Member
4 years ago

Good one!

Cecilia Bealer
Community Member
4 months ago

So your friends a ghost?

aishah bastian
Community Member
4 years ago

I didn't either until my sister explained that the friend is dead

Free_Fallerz Free_Fallerz
Community Member
2 weeks ago

his friend is a ghost

Veronica Fantozzi
Community Member
3 weeks ago

he dead

OMEGA
Community Member
2 months ago

be grateful that your friend is dead and still hanging with you. you gotta be pretty cool

Incognito Googler
Community Member
2 months ago

This is just stupid...

Mannat Thakur
Community Member
3 months ago

it means hes dead

Kalissa Johnson
Community Member
5 months ago

did the friend die?

Isabelle Kentala
Community Member
7 months ago

it means he is a gost???

Symone Goree
Community Member
7 months ago

I think he can sense the heat of a spirit is what the story is trying to say. But yeah it took me a few times to get it. Because spirits "supposedly have high heat waves that they generate along with the electric force.

Tristan Fordham
Community Member
10 months ago

no his friend is a ghost

Romi Olan
Community Member
11 months ago

I’m not sure if he’s implying his roommate is dead or a vampire.

h chendo
Community Member
1 year ago

The true definition of being an 'average' looking guy

Sh4dowN1ghtc0re
Community Member
1 year ago

i dont get this one UNLESS HE A GHOST CUZ THEY TRACKED BY HEEEAAATTTTTT OOOOOOOOO

mariah neru
Community Member
1 year ago

easy you have no friends

KpGamer !!
Community Member
2 years ago

Oof!After all this time!He has been talking to a ghost!His best friend is dead...I wonder how he died....

Savannah Gregory
Community Member
2 years ago

he's dead, his best friend is dead

Beth Hunter
Community Member
2 years ago

Sad, sad, sad

Rachel Baker
Community Member
3 years ago

What? I don't get it....

over obsession
Community Member
2 years ago

the roomate was dead

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Awesomegamer4ever
Community Member
3 years ago

weird.

josh hill
Community Member
3 years ago

its about hhis friends dead

Michael Woelk
Community Member
3 years ago

Like how the main character from Wearing the Cape met her best friend.

Becky Stacy
Community Member
4 years ago

I do NOT get where ppl come to the conclusion of him jabbing a robot as a friend at all! Lol.

Amy Woodhall
Community Member
4 years ago

Best Friend is either a ghost or robot.

Iapetos
Community Member
4 years ago

This one's horrendous! Fabulous!

Christie Killey
Community Member
4 years ago

This one is also slightly comical.

KT Pinto
Community Member
4 years ago

Vampire buddy? Because after three weeks, an inanimate dead body would smell...

Jude
Community Member
4 years ago

Best friend might be an android or robot. Doesn't have to be someone dead. In fact, if the friend was dead, they'd be warmer than room temperature from the heat given off as their body decomposed.

Jon Addis
Community Member
4 years ago

His friend is a day old can of coke.

Abbey Dodds
Community Member
4 years ago

An imaginary friend?

Denisa Dalila
Community Member
4 years ago

Seams that the "." came a bit too soon ...

Sarah Mark Cleverley
Community Member
4 years ago

Why would you not know your room mate had died? You would weather you could see or not.

Tillie Martinussen
Community Member
4 years ago

Dead as in a spirit. :)

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Pritam Thakur
Community Member
4 years ago

schizophrenia!

Danton Basilio
Community Member
4 years ago

I bet the one who wrote this is a baker

Domi Kot
Community Member
4 years ago

His mate is a ghost if he can feel him as a room temperature ????

Tammy Owen
Community Member
4 years ago

A dead body would always be room temperature.

Fidou Didou
Community Member
4 years ago

his friend's temperature does not change. his best friend is a robot

Shannamrichardson
Community Member
4 years ago

Perhaps it's a warm summer day? High 90s?

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#29

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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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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Goda Cirulytė
Community Member
4 years ago

"Yeyy, I finally have a friend!" :D

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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

resurrection_man Report

foxygamer233
Community Member
4 years ago

Early christmas?

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#36

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

StoryTellerBob Report

kat lia
Community Member
4 years ago

this is sad.

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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

Łukasz Wydra
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#43

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Shannamrichardson
Community Member
4 years ago

I LOVE all things cordless!

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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

Joseph Parish
Community Member
4 years ago

That's sad...but not at the same time

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#47

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

justAnotherMuffledVo Report

awesome weezy
Community Member
4 years ago

creepy

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#48

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

vigridarena Report

Tillie Martinussen
Community Member
4 years ago

😨😨

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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

António Lima
Community Member
4 years ago

Was the undertaker, i was without clients

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#52

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

Horseseverywhere Report

Veronica Hufana
Community Member
4 years ago

Brrrr...

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