30 Two-Sentence Horror Stories That’ll Send Shivers Down Your Spine

  • By Sara
  • June 26, 2020
  • 5 minutes read

Guess who is competing with Urban legends now?

Ever since we were kids, we used to google urban legends that would keep us up for days. Those legends still live with us even though we are not quite afraid of them anymore. I guess that’s just a part of growing up. You get over your childhood fears. But that little horror fan in you lives on. Who doesn’t like getting creeped out by scary stories on the Internet?

If you’re running low on scary content, we’ve got you covered. Put down that Stephen King novel, we have something new for you. There is a subreddit called r/TwoSentenceHorror and we gathered some of the best for you. You’re going to want to stick around for this. If you don’t have time to go through entire novels, we have two-sentence horror stories for you! Read some of them down below:

1. Polishing your autobiography.


2. THIS is true horror!


Next thing I knew, the laptop was flying out the window. -mithril

3. The world is ending.


it’s the final countdown!!! dududun dun!! -Ale_Vidal23

4. Run for it!


oh man…now I want to know more about this story -Luis Millian

5. Kidnapping.

I mean wasn’t there just a case where someone got into a car thinking it was their Uber and was killed or something? -TheExtremeSmell

The king of horror, Stephen King, explains that there are 3 types of horror. “The Gross-out: the sight of a severed head tumbling down a flight of stairs, it’s when the lights go out and something green and slimy splatters against your arm. The Horror: the unnatural, spiders the size of bears, the dead waking up and walking around, it’s when the lights go out and something with claws grabs you by the arm. And the last and worst one: Terror, when you come home and notice everything you own had been taken away and replaced by an exact substitute. It’s when the lights go out and you feel something behind you, you hear it, you feel its breath against your ear, but when you turn around, there’s nothing there…”

6. I would rather pee myself.

OH GOD NO -Sadie Shapiro

7. What if she was just cheating?

She replied, “I know”. -Hans

8. Guess you don’t need to save up for your funeral now.

Divorce is hopefully inevitable -Missy_Issy

9. My life is a lie.

well, this is fun! -N

10. Not even God will help you here.

one of the best… -ADHORTATOR

11. Adam’s story from his point of view.

Perspective -Jennifer Evans

12. Is this You’s season 2?

THIS is absolutely creepy! -María Hermida

13. Okay, this is adorable. Poor monster.

It is not scary at all — it is very cute! <3 -Leo Sun

14. This is so sad.

15. “My family will be happier without me.”

nah, that was thanos for sure, pure coincidence -Ale_Vidal23

According to R.L Stine, you have to get in the reader’s minds to scare them. “There’s no formula,” he told Adweek. “I think you have to create a very close point of view. You have to be in the eyes of the narrator. Everything that happens, all the smells, all the sounds; then your reader starts to identify with that character and that’s what makes something really scary.”

16. I guess it’s time to change your ways.

A teaser trailer? -Falcon

17. Covering up.

This one’s good. -Dani

18. You mean pieces of my daughter.

It’s freezing and dark, the constant movement is making me naseous, everything hurts, I’m lonely and scared. I wish I didnt’ ask for my ashes to be spread into the ocean -Rowlie

19. Alien baby incoming!

think positive. self pregnant. some reptile can do that. oh wait, that’s even scarier.. -Dann999

20. This is actually hilarious


21. How does the meat taste, honey?

hannibal lecter -Farid Adiyanto

22. They got in.

somewhere, this is really happening -Luis Milian

23. The horror!

24. Stop haunting me, please.

Pet Sematary -Luis Milian

25. The person who gave you life also took it away.

That is really sad!! -Dana

26. I wonder why she was screaming.

27. Dwight’s inspiration.

wow this is dark -Khairul Syazwan

28. This is scary for everyone with social anxiety.

29. Okay, this is actually scary.

30. Too late.

Did any of these creep you out? Which one was your favourite? Do you have this two-sentence storry-telling talent too? Let us know in the comments below!

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