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

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Hans
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#3

Scary Story

Scary Story

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António Lima
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Easy: he is son of a lesbian couple...thats not scary :p

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#6

Creepy Story

Creepy Story

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Pi...
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#8

Afterlife Horrors

Afterlife Horrors

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Charles Laster
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#13

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Daria B
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#17

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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#19

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know that feel. F#cking alpinist window cleaners.

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#21

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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#22

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Pi...
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*shudder* this is like Chucky from child's play.

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#23

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Daria B
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#25

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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#26

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Jeanne Deaux
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#28

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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#29

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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#30

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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#31

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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#32

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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#33

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Daria B
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It happens to me sometimes during my REM phase.

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#36

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Daria B
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#38

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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#39

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Daria B
Community Member
7 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Night swimmiiiiiing deseeeeeeeerves a quiet niiiiiight. ♬♪ ♥

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#40

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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#41

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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#42

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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#44

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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#45

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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MD
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That sounds like the start of a dark doctor who episode...

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#47

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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#48

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Brendan Eaves
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is the most horrifying experience ever also fuck off

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#49

Two Sentence Horror Story

Two Sentence Horror Story

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Maria Corns
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Lily Mae Kitty
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

if it as locked from the inside, they could unlock it and leave.

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