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 2 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 2 years ago

This one is sad.

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#3 Scary Story

Scary Story

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António Lima 2 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 2 years ago

Deja vu all over again.

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#5 Perks Of Cremation

Perks Of Cremation

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António Lima 2 years ago

Thats scary!!!

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#6 Creepy Story

Creepy Story

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Pi... 2 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 2 years ago

Thats the nurse from "silent hill"

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#8 Afterlife Horrors

Afterlife Horrors

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Laura Ingles. 2 years ago

Quite sad???

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#9 Short Scary Story

Short Scary Story

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Shannamrichardson 2 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... 2 years ago

Whoa! This was totally a new take on the phantom limb aspect! Well done!

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