24 Short Horror Stories that Make Superb Reads
1. Zombie Road, St. Louis, Missouri
2. Kolmanskop, Namibia
Thirsty and hungry, he saw a house in the desert and immediately tried to move towards it, to find something to revive him. As he entered, he saw a man in tattered clothes and overgrown beard who has learnt to survive in this desert on…raw flesh and blood.
3. Lovecraftian Greyfriars Woods, Dunwich, Suffolk
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4. Sequoia Bayview Trail, Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, CA
He never understood why kids cried, although he treats them with chocolates, candies, and toys in the woods.
He just half-slits them before the delicious treats.
5. Cane Hill Hospital, London
She woke up to find herself on a dirty bed of the abandoned hospital, which she has covered for her TV channel yesterday.
Running through the endless corridors to escape, she wanted to scream in despair, when a hand with long, decaying nails covered her mouth and whispered “Let me out”.
6. D’Souza Chawl, Mumbai, India
I woke up to an old lady’s shrieks coming from the derelict building opposite my apartment. I ran out to help but then heard screams from my apartment.
I live alone.
7. Church of the Nine Ghosts, Lukova, Czech Republic
He entered the church and found parishioners praying silently. Mistakenly, he banged into one of them only to realize that these were plaster statues but before he could take a step, their plastered hoods started slipping like a fabric.
8.Underwater City, China
Me and my friend were scuba diving when we came across some fascinating structures.
As we went deeper to explore, our torches flickered and before the lights went off, we saw someone with water-aged skin and without any diving gear emerged with a blood-red, evil grin.
9. Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan, India
On regaining senses, he found himself in a weird room. When he tried to run, something dragged him back from the stairs, just like he used to drag his victims before murdering them.
10. The Perron Family Home, aka The Conjuring house, Rhode Island
Traversing through a dark corridor, he entered a hall, dimly lit by moonlight.
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11. Abandoned Victorian Hospital, North America
To escape from robbers, I entered an unknown building, and when I came across blood-stained footprints, floor, and walls; I knew my end is near.
Scared to death, I was rushing for life, banging with the scattered stuff when a cold hand covered my mouth and pulled me into a dark room, and I heard painful screams of the robbers before losing senses.
12. Abandoned Doll Factory, Spain
My daughters cried as I burned their favorite dolls. They didn’t know I never placed those dolls in their beds.
13. Military Hospital, Germany
They pinned him to the bed and lowered the huge round apparatus on his body. Now, the machine will perfectly suck his blood and they’ll savor him for dinner tonight.
14. The Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The old jailer was inspecting the prison for renovation as it was being re-opened after 45 years.
As he was signing documents to take charge again, a trunk in a cell creaked open and a pair of evil eyes stared at him.
15. The Bell Witch Cave, Adams, Tennessee
16.Villisca Axe Murder House, Iowa (a U.S. State)
He tip-toed to the bed and pulled me close. I closed my eyes and smiled. He began caressing my hair with his ice-cold fingers when I was startled. Before I could react, my phone rang.
My boyfriend was on the other side and ‘he’ pulled me even closer….
17. Chateau Miranda, Celles, Belgium
They’re rushing up, spoiling her beautiful home with their bloody weapons. Knowing what will happen next, she held her little boy lovingly and gave that violent jerk to his neck.
Now she will be torn to pieces but her son is far from their brutality.
18. Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England
Muffled cries of the gagged and tied girl were echoing the dark jungle when a snarl interrupted her cries. Her kidnappers were startled and the girl’s eyes widened when they saw snarling creatures crawling down a tree but the misty darkness didn’t let them see it clearly.
All were frozen with fear as “they” moved closer…
19. Eltz Castle, Germany
He drove to this isolated resort as it provided premium facilities on a budget. Tired and starving, all he wanted was to order some food but little did he know that in his room waited for strange stuff and creepy crawlies that were also starving….for him.
20.Garnet, Montana, U.S
They have flooded the town and were devouring people. I realized that they are in and hid in a trunk, trying to control the heavy pounding of my heart and listening to the deafening silence.
Suddenly I heard the trunk I was hiding in, was slowly opening…
21. Forest Haven Asylum, North America
The ball hit the girl’s head again who was tied to a wheelchair and she cried, “P-Please, please leave me. Why are you doing this to me?”
“My daughter wants to play with you”, a middle-aged lady growled.
22.Abandoned Higdon Hotel, East Tennessee
I was cradling my two-year-old, singing his favorite lullabies, stroking his ear as he always likes when he pointed his little finger to the ceiling.
As I looked up, she was clinging to the ceiling, staring at my son with her bloodshot eyes.
23.Haunted Bridge, Chandigarh, India
I applied sudden brakes to my car when I saw a child playing on the road. To ensure if the child was fine, when I came out of my car, I saw him on the bridge giggling and waving at me.