Short Horror Stories That Will Scare the Scrap Out of You

Filed in Articles by on February 8, 2024

With short horror stories, leisure time is usually very amazing and perfect for all lovers of narrative. Some are so keen on listening to or reading short horror stories that they have become addicts and can barely stay without them.

short horror stories

Horror stories are highly fictional and are meant to scare the scrap out of you, no matter how firm your mind may be.

Do you need some of the stories at the moment? They are just below the next paragraph.

We need a little something to get us through the rest of the year. Thus, if you’d like to scare yourself silly this instant, we have a treat for you.

Top Short Horror Stories

Here are the top short horror stories you need to get yourself acquainted with:

1. How To Get Back to the Forest by Sofia Samatar

Camp is fun, right? So much fun. Everybody loves the hiking, the crafts, the mixers… everybody but Cee. Cee knows there’s something more going on, that there’s something inside of them all.

And she drags the other girls to the bathroom to get it out.

2. Abraham’s Boy by Joe Hill

Max and Rudy’s dad have a particular rule for his sons. Never be out after dark. There are vampires out in those parts.

They’ve always taken their father’s word for this, having never seen a vampire themselves. Right until they find the photograph.

3. Lacrimosa by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Ramon hasn’t contacted home in over ten years, now that he’s in Vancouver and started a new life for himself. But the ghosts, and ghost stories, of his childhood, haunt him.

He can’t seem to get away from the old woman in white who closely resembles La Llorona, the myth that drowned her children and roams in search of them.

4. A Collapse of Horses by Brian Evenson

An accident has rendered our narrator quite unreliable and confused about whether his house is growing or changing and how many children he has. He is half convinced the head trauma is to blame…but is it?

5. Patient Zero by Tananarive Due

Jay is a special kid—so special that his immunity to a certain virus has led to a sheltered life inside the safety of a hospital.

So sheltered that the staff protects him from what’s going on outside those walls.

6. In the Cave of the Delicate Singers by Lucy Taylor

A caver with synaesthesia who can feel sound waves embarks on a rescue mission in a cave that isn’t just dangerous because of natural elements. Not for the claustrophobic.

7. The Ash of Memory, The Dust of Desire by Poppy Z Brite

A couple in the dying throes of their relationship find themselves in an abandoned and forgotten industrial part of town, all in the name of keeping a very important appointment with a shady medical professional.

 8. This New Old House by Batoutofhell821

We bought an old house, my boyfriend and I. He’s in charge of the “new” construction – converting the kitchen into the master bedroom, for instance, while I’m on wallpaper removal duty.

The previous owner papered EVERY wall and CEILING!

Removing it is brutal but oddly satisfying. The best feeling is getting a long peel, similar to your skin when you’re peeling from a sunburn.

I don’t know about you, but I kinda make a game of peeling on the hunt for the longest piece before it rips.

However, under a corner section of a paper in every room are a person’s name and a date.

Curiosity got the best of me one night when I Googled one name and discovered the person was actually a missing person, the missing date matching the date under the wallpaper!

The next day, I made a list of all the names and dates. Sure enough, each name was for a missing person with dates to match.

We notified the police, who naturally sent out the crime scene team. I overhead one tech say “yup, it’s human.”

Human? What’s human? “Ma’am, where is the material you removed from the walls already? This isn’t wallpaper you were removed.”

9. The Happiest Day of My Life by Recluds

I watched as my soon-to-be father-in-law held his daughter’s hand as he walked down the aisle.

Tears streamed down his face as the wedding march that played in the background reminded him that, in a few minutes, he would watch me hold his daughter’s hand and slip on her ring.

He walked up to the altar, and I took hold of her hand, grinning from ear to ear. It was the happiest day of my life. My bride’s father got down on his knees and started begging.

“Please, I did what you asked. Just please give my daughter back, ” I glared at him. “Shut up and stop ruining the moment.

If you sit back down and enjoy the ceremony, maybe I’ll tell you where I’ve hidden the rest of her body.”

10. YLIM3 by Ipostatmidnight

Little Emily vanished last year. Now they’re pouring new sidewalks in my neighborhood, and I’ve found her name on the wet cement, written in remembrance. But they wrote it in reverse.

I guess you felt thrilled. However, kindly share it with your family and friends, and always visit this page for your scary short horror stories.

Comments are closed.

Hey Hi

Don't miss this opportunity

Enter Your Details