If you look up the weirdest fears people have, you might be surprised to find that people can be scared of anything ranging from their own body parts to normal everyday things. Most people have rational fears like being bitten by a dog or getting hit by a car, as they are very possible. However, as much as humans like to think they are intelligent and very logical, we have many traits that are irrational.

Like getting scared of corridors or hallways. Corridors are just passages that lead us to other parts of the building. But something about them being long, narrow, tall or poorly lit makes them feel unsettling. From time to time, Bored Panda likes to explore the more eerie side of the world and we have such articles as short horror stories and creepy things children say from their past lives, so this time, we searched for some photos of scary corridors and hallways. Not too terrifying, but enough to make someone feel uneasy.

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Flat Carpet In A Hotel In Cologne, Germany Imitating A Curvy Surface

Flat Carpet In A Hotel In Cologne, Germany Imitating A Curvy Surface

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Julia Atkinson
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Best negotiated by leaning on the wall with your eyes closed or just crawling on the floor

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Corridors are often chosen as a scene for a horror movie. The space is limited and it can almost feel like you’re trapped in a corner, especially if it’s not straight and you can’t see what’s coming next. Also, there are so many possibilities to introduce new crazy characters in a corridor because they can hide behind any door and the victim has practically nowhere to escape.

Stanley Kubrick’s horror film The Shining (1980) is a famous example of setting a scene in a corridor. A 5-year-old child is riding his tricycle through an empty hotel when twin girls that are ghosts appear and invite the boy to play. The scene includes jumpcuts to a terrifying murder scene and eventually the girls disappear.

#2

Well, I Know Where I'm Not Going

Well, I Know Where I'm Not Going

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#3

I Work Graveyard At The Mall Alone This Was In The Middle Of The Floor At 4 AM This Morning

I Work Graveyard At The Mall Alone This Was In The Middle Of The Floor At 4 AM This Morning

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#4

The Lights Went Out In The Hallway And This Looked Surreal

The Lights Went Out In The Hallway And This Looked Surreal

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The Shining is not the only example of a corridor being used to make the viewers sit on the edge of their seats. They often become murder scenes in crime movies or TV shows. The creepy vibe in asylums or schools at night is also created by gliding the camera along the corridors.

It is especially unnerving when several lights in the corridor are not working or they are flickering. In this list, you may find the design or choice of colors frightening or just how they are so empty. You might have experienced the same intimidating feeling when you went outside during the lockdown at the beginning of the pandemic as in many countries, almost everything was closed.

#5

Follow The White Rabbit

Follow The White Rabbit

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#6

This Corridor, Man… This Is Gonna Haunt Me On Dreams

This Corridor, Man… This Is Gonna Haunt Me On Dreams

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#7

It's Just The Beginning

It's Just The Beginning

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J Smythe
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's like Apocrypha in Skyrim, stay in the light! :)

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#8

Just Trying To Deliver A Pizza, Now I’m Lost Between Dimensions

Just Trying To Deliver A Pizza, Now I’m Lost Between Dimensions

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But horror movies use all sorts of places for their scary scenes and they do terrify us in the movies, but in real life, we understand there is nothing to be scared of. It seems that it is different with corridors and horror movie directors took a place that already had an unsettling feeling about it and amplified it in their films.

These kinds of movies exploit the irrational fears people have because in order to elicit the response of fear, disgust or any other emotion, they have to be based on something true and familiar.

#9

“Pool Is At The End Of The Hall”

“Pool Is At The End Of The Hall”

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#10

Late Night Medieval Street - Barcelona

Late Night Medieval Street - Barcelona

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#11

Go To Gate

Go To Gate

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Julia Atkinson
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want to imagine that if you licked the walls they'd taste like fruit

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Do you find corridors unsettling? Do you think it is because it’s in their nature or you feel that mostly horror movies contributed to making them like that? What is your opinion on why corridors might seem scary even if there are no obvious reasons? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

#12

The Exit

The Exit

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#13

I've Been Walking In Circles For Hours. Will It Ever End?

I've Been Walking In Circles For Hours. Will It Ever End?

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#14

I Walked Out Of My Room And Was Greeted With This. The Only Light Is From The Exit Signs At Either End Of The Hall, But Walking Towards Them Doesn’t Get You Any Closer

I Walked Out Of My Room And Was Greeted With This. The Only Light Is From The Exit Signs At Either End Of The Hall, But Walking Towards Them Doesn’t Get You Any Closer

Some of the doors have a strange glow to them, but they all seem to be locked. What should I do?

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#15

First Time Posting Here. My Hometown Movie Theater

First Time Posting Here. My Hometown Movie Theater

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Beth L
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mid-90's Cinemark decor. They were all like this.

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#16

The Lights In This Hallway

The Lights In This Hallway

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Alizay Hamdani
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did anyone notice the person walking? Seems as crocked as the lights

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#17

Apartment Hallway In Dallas Looks Like A Scene From The Titanic

Apartment Hallway In Dallas Looks Like A Scene From The Titanic

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#18

I Was The Last One To Leave My Dorm

I Was The Last One To Leave My Dorm

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#19

Only A Faint Hum And My Footsteps Can Be Heard

Only A Faint Hum And My Footsteps Can Be Heard

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Julia Atkinson
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's very reassuring, but who's doing the faint humming?

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#20

The Further I Walk, The Halls Seem To Get Older. I Could Swear I've Heard The Sounds Of Brick Sliding On Brick, And When I Go Back, The Hallway's Different

The Further I Walk, The Halls Seem To Get Older. I Could Swear I've Heard The Sounds Of Brick Sliding On Brick, And When I Go Back, The Hallway's Different

I have a feeling I won't be getting out.

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#21

It's Quiet For Now In The Station

It's Quiet For Now In The Station

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#22

When I Went Down This Hallway It Felt Like The Air In My Lungs Was Stolen

When I Went Down This Hallway It Felt Like The Air In My Lungs Was Stolen

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Nianudd
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel like I'm sideways. That glass block wall should be the ceiling, to me

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#23

Hallway To Bathroom In The Mall - As Soon As I Entered It The Christmas Music Playing On The Speakers Got Really Faint And The Sound Of The Lights Grew Louder

Hallway To Bathroom In The Mall - As Soon As I Entered It The Christmas Music Playing On The Speakers Got Really Faint And The Sound Of The Lights Grew Louder

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Mila Kulash
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And all of the sudden.... I don't have to go any more... 👀

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#24

Ended Up Here. This Place Keeps Getting Weirder

Ended Up Here. This Place Keeps Getting Weirder

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#25

Hallway In My Hospital After An Electrical Explosion

Hallway In My Hospital After An Electrical Explosion

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#26

The Exit Signs Are Just A Cruel Joke

The Exit Signs Are Just A Cruel Joke

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J Smythe
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The carpet makes it look like the floor is peaked in the center.

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#27

This Place Doesn’t Feel Right

This Place Doesn’t Feel Right

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Sawdust
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Stanley begins to feel that there's something not quite right with this place."

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#28

My School Before Being Demolished

My School Before Being Demolished

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#29

The Business I Worked For For 13 Years Closed. This Is A Pic I Took On Our Final Walk-Thru

The Business I Worked For For 13 Years Closed. This Is A Pic I Took On Our Final Walk-Thru

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Uhaul

Uhaul

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