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

golfmade Report

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

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

Shauday Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

((O______O))

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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

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

Ravn000 Report

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

razzliox Report

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

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

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?

Jeanne Deaux
Community Member
4 years ago

Honestly, both would make me run.

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Ivy Lyster
Community Member
4 years ago

it was...YOUR OTHER HAND!

Ayvah Madeline
Community Member
3 years ago

This reminds me of cristin whats on my otgerr hand

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Madison Jones
Community Member
10 months ago

Thing? IS THAT YOU!!!????

Liam Potenberg
Community Member
4 years ago

you are the macadamia nut cookie once again, back from eye surgery. the hand is the oatmeal raisin cookie's hand.

Cecilia Bealer
Community Member
4 months ago

Your girl friend

zayne h jaber
Community Member
5 months ago

easy you're yoshikage kira

Alex Firebird
Community Member
1 year ago

this happened to me when i was like 10...i went to turn on the lamp and i felt fingers. i jerked my hand back and went to turn it on again, while actually looking, and there wasn't anything there anymore. it freaked me out, when you think about the fact that my house is like 100 years old...

Lilly Sands
Community Member
5 months ago

F*****g jesus

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Elisaurous uwu
Community Member
1 year ago

MORE ANIME WAIFUS YOU PEOPLE JUST DONT GET IT

Ethan Rodebaugh
Community Member
3 years ago

the door was unlocked so you walked in and it was the wrong house but you woke them up so they are turning on the light to see who you are

josh hill
Community Member
3 years ago

I have a ruber hand put on my lamp its funny

Luna Crescent
Community Member
4 years ago

I guess this would be even scary if it's just someone else from the family standing silently in the hall about to turn the light on ;)

Emily Smith
Community Member
1 week ago

Oh hey husband.. Your back early.

Angelina McDonald
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Did you put your other hand there first and got confused?

CHLOE DYER
Community Member
2 months ago

what the frek

Luke William
Community Member
6 months ago

its a sex toy

ALTERnate Psyc3
Community Member
6 months ago

Awwwww, thanks for getting the light for me 🥰

ALTERnate Psyc3
Community Member
6 months ago

Awwww, thanks for getting the light for me 🥰

samira adil
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm gonna burn my house down now-

trash
Community Member
7 months ago

thanks man no problem

LunaR
Community Member
9 months ago

Maybe it’s ur hand, and you can’t feel it because when u had a stroke, Ur feeling left that hand. that can happen.

Flo
Community Member
10 months ago

It's the cat!!

Donovan Carroll
Community Member
1 year ago

uuuhhh that was a bit weird but now Im back to rapping

The cation
Community Member
1 year ago

Damn it, Grandpa!

Landon Gordon
Community Member
1 year ago

the ghost about to get jiggy wit it

Michael Rey
Community Member
3 years ago

Moral of the story - Dun use both hands to open a switch :P

Asgod Tino
Community Member
3 years ago

Your other hand?

Melissa Neese
Community Member
4 years ago

So Thing just wanted to help with with the lights. NBD

Jon Addis
Community Member
4 years ago

The room is dark, you are frantically trying to find the light switch when something guides your hand to the light switch. -S. King

Buffy Thomas
Community Member
4 years ago

Bye

António Lima
Community Member
4 years ago

Your wife?

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#32

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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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

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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