Not so long ago, Reddit users gathered around a digital fire to tell horror stories using only two sentences. The experiment demonstrated that the power of suggestion is infinitely more powerful than the explicitness of modern Hollywood gore. Here are the top 10:
I begin tucking him into bed and he tells me, "Daddy check for monsters under my bed." I look underneath for his amusement and see him, another him, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, "Daddy there's somebody on my bed."
The doctors told the amputee he might experience a phantom limb from time to time. Nobody prepared him for the moments though, when he felt cold fingers brush across his phantom hand.
I can't move, breathe, speak or hear and it's so dark all the time. If I knew it would be this lonely, I would have been cremated instead.
I woke up to hear knocking on glass. At first, I though it was the window until I heard it come from the mirror again.
They celebrated the first successful cryogenic freezing. He had no way of letting them know he was still conscious.
I wish I could remember whose these people are. They tell me I have Alzheimers.
Yesterday my parents told me I was too old for an imaginary friend and that I had to let her go. They found her body this morning.
It sat on my shelf, with thoughtless porcelain eyes and the prettiest pink doll dress I could find. Why did she have to be born still?
My daughter won't stop crying and screaming in the middle of the night. I visit her grave and ask her to stop, but it doesn't help.
Got any other? Post it in the comments.