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
5 years ago

Overly helpful neighbour closed the door after you walked in, left it open, and drunkely fell asleep on the floor?

Tyrone
Community Member
5 years ago

And took a picture of you with your phone?

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Sweta Akundi
Community Member
5 years ago

That's what happens when your selfie craze gets out of control.

Cristi
Community Member
5 years ago

sleepwalking selfie?

Elesia Ah Yee
Community Member
2 years ago

cheehooo scary my braddah

Spoodwagon
Community Member
3 years ago

I still see your shadows in my room

Bruce Nelson
Community Member
5 years ago

I already know that my dog uses my phone when I'm asleep...

Over Opinionated
Community Member
5 years ago

Selfie lol

Keely Estep
Community Member
1 year ago

NO!

Ashley Lopez
Community Member
3 years ago

and you still think siri is just a software this was the rest of the sentence when i found it :P

DEFENDER OF JUSTICE
Community Member
5 years ago

You must must be a sleep selfie taker

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
5 years ago

Don't let your dog use your smartphone!

Jamison Frances
Community Member
5 years ago

scary...

Elaena Stemann
Community Member
5 years ago

Got a little drunk, took a seflie pretending to be asleep, passed out, forgot everything that happened last night.

Jude
Community Member
5 years ago

Funny that this got the most up votes. Yes, it might be scary but living by yourself doesnt mean you've never slept at a friend's place where someone too your photo. I find the next three examples much more disturbing.

Tillie Martinussen
Community Member
5 years ago

It goes without saying it must be her / his surrpundings from the apartment they own. No? :)

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Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
5 years ago

Hunting

Rolinka Nuse
Community Member
5 years ago

It was IT

BUMMERS
Community Member
5 years ago

You're all missing the obvious-crazed zombie mass murderer out for chuckles.

Sufyan Rosman
Community Member
5 years ago

#selfie #selftimer

Buffy Thomas
Community Member
5 years ago

Eerie

Charles Laster
Community Member
5 years ago

Astral projection selfie?

Ella 0-0
Community Member
1 month ago

op-

Laci Fuller
Community Member
2 months ago

You cat did it

Alexander De Anda-Garcia
Community Member
2 months ago

there was a person have red demon light eye i hear a knife blood is dripping in floor i was fear shaking i ran to room he was there he have the knife he stabbing kill you everwhere

Alexander De Anda-Garcia
Community Member
2 months ago

when i went to kickten i saw a shadow run to me i see red light the knife is blood is dripping i ran to room and he was there he got knife stabbing me i ot blood over floor

Julia Davis
Community Member
7 months ago

Kate loved going to the beach, she loved the feel of sand between her feet, than she saw a seagull get swallowed by the sand.

Ava Medley
Community Member
7 months ago

your mom is over?

Taegan RIley
Community Member
9 months ago

...

Tu Luc
Community Member
9 months ago

I don't understand???

Essence Hicks
Community Member
10 months ago

Uhhm well maybe a minion snuck in

Hunter Albiston
Community Member
10 months ago

wow

Hunter Albiston
Community Member
10 months ago

oh crap get out

Deuphoria
Community Member
11 months ago

Man, did you turn on timer in your phone, put it on a stand and got into bed at the right time?

Lilly Sands
Community Member
1 year ago

i hope you don't have dead family that would be hella scary

BL Sammy
Community Member
1 year ago

srry

BL Sammy
Community Member
1 year ago

hahahhaha Jimbo-5fc5...6e781f.jpg Jimbo-5fc52106e781f.jpg

BL Sammy
Community Member
1 year ago

hi there

BL Sammy
Community Member
1 year ago

?

Ashtonthefairytrainer
Community Member
1 year ago

Sleep-selfier!

Adrozarn Mischievik
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

How do you know that picture wasn't taken yesterday? You know? When you weren't so painfully single.

Skye Ediriwira
Community Member
1 year ago

Nest cam?

Skye Ediriwira
Community Member
1 year ago

NestCam

Sam Golbach and Lusty sans
Community Member
2 years ago

was it a prank or something?do you have a password?

fat ass
Community Member
2 years ago

props yo whoever tok that pic lmao. yolo.

Carter Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

There is nothing like the screaming of a child. unless you are home alone.

Crimson Blood
Community Member
4 years ago

why you lying?? i live in your attic and i took the picture

Riley Vecchiarelli
Community Member
4 years ago

good

Savannah Fedorich
Community Member
4 years ago

did you ever have a pet die because ever since my dog died my phone has had pitchers and has creepy text on it and has been found around the house

josh hill
Community Member
4 years ago

cool

Rebekah France
Community Member
4 years ago

your ex wants a photo of you you left the door open he takes a pic on your phone instead of his own accidently

AshtonJacob Dote
Community Member
4 years ago

I made up my own story: Alone in my house I write in my book. When I run out of ideas a voice behind me always helps me get new ideas.

M3era
Community Member
5 years ago

Your girlfriend/boyfriend had a key to ur place and went to visit u; thought u looked cute and wanted to take a picture. Turns out the camera quality on their phone was crap, so they took it with ur phone instead, then sent the photo to themselves (on their own phone). Not wanting to disturb u, they left before u could wake up, forgetting to delete the picture from ur phone.

Tillie Martinussen
Community Member
5 years ago

Eeeuuw.

Kitty Carroll
Community Member
5 years ago

I woke up and went into the bathroom to get ready for work. Looked into the mirror and saw reflected into it someone else standing in a living room.

Kadriliis Kõlar
Community Member
5 years ago

Umm I immediately thought of the lonely Asian guy who takes a selfie of himself sleeping and captions it: "GF caught me sleeping.... Love her so much xoxoxoxoxoxoxo"

Toma Ramoškaitė
Community Member
5 years ago

Sleepwalker that loves taking selfies

Karolina Fiedos
Community Member
5 years ago

People call it selfie ????

octav ian
Community Member
5 years ago

That's what you think!

Julieta Legrand
Community Member
5 years ago

Lynch...

Sergio Bicerra
Community Member
5 years ago

Somnambu-selfie, maybe?

Charles Laster
Community Member
5 years ago

Astral projection deluge?

António Lima
Community Member
5 years ago

Was a thief!!!

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#2

Sibling Horror Dilemma

Sibling Horror Dilemma

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Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

This one is sad.

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#3

Scary Story

Scary Story

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António Lima
Community Member
5 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
5 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
5 years ago

Thats scary!!!

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#6

Creepy Story

Creepy Story

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Pi...
Community Member
5 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
5 years ago

Thats the nurse from "silent hill"

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#8

Afterlife Horrors

Afterlife Horrors

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Charles Laster
Community Member
5 years ago

I wonder, if you have a condensed ghost story, if you spilled water on it, would it grow into a short story or novel.

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#9

Short Scary Story

Short Scary Story

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Shannamrichardson
Community Member
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 years ago

*muted cries*

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#17

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

reddit.com Report

Pi...
Community Member
5 years ago

Good one!

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#18

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

CakeIsAMeme Report

foxygamer233
Community Member
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 years ago

Reflection

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#25

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

razzliox Report

GwiazdkaNadia
Community Member
5 years ago

Go get yourselves some Netflix, fellows.

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#26

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Jeanne Deaux
Community Member
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 years ago

Damn

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#30

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

anonymous_abc Report

Goda Cirulytė
Community Member
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 years ago

Help me.

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#35

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

resurrection_man Report

Jane Summerlott
Community Member
5 years ago

Apocalypse?

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#36

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

StoryTellerBob Report

Daria B
Community Member
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 years ago (edited)

Night swimmiiiiiing deseeeeeeeerves a quiet niiiiiight. ♬♪ ♥

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#40

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

Nezzatic Report

Jennifer
Community Member
5 years ago

This is sad :(

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#41

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

pgan91 Report

Ced Torpov
Community Member
5 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
5 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
5 years ago

Bluetooth?

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#44

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

NuclearPink Report

Shannamrichardson
Community Member
5 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
5 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
5 years ago

Russian rullete?

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#47

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

justAnotherMuffledVo Report

Grey Sage
Community Member
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 years ago

I don't get it

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