Horror Story Ideas: Writing to Scare People

Updated on March 13, 2018

My Very Own Scary Story Ideas for Writers to Develop

I'm allowing people to see some of my horror story ideas in the hopes of motivating myself into developing some of my own story writing. The reasoning behind this is a little embarrassing, but since it bears on me deciding to write this article, here are some broad strokes of this tale:

The creative bug didn't bite me until I was an adult. As I found myself reading good stories, watching good movies, and looking at great art, I discovered that I longed to create such things on my own. I wanted to say that my job was to create. I quickly began to accumulate ideas, and since I loved the horror genre, a lot of them leaned towards the darker side of things. I began forming horror story ideas everywhere and thoroughly enjoyed jotting down plots of frightening tales. This went on for years, and despite accumulating so many ideas, I still don't have any concrete creations yet. Hopefully, this article will help inspire me to start fleshing these plots out and put them out into the universe.

Personal anecdote aside, let's get to the meat on the bones, shall we? Here are 27 scary story ideas for you to hopefully develop or at least be inspired by! Enjoy.

Horror Story Ideas

  1. As your grandfather lies on his deathbed, he tells you of a terrible crime he committed many years ago and got away with. He also tells you that his freedom was the result of a spell he performed and that you should expect a visit from a dark man. "He will come out of the shadows," are his last words.
  2. A hiker is trapped in a freak snowstorm but finds shelter in an old cave. As the weeks pass, he grows hungry. Water is not a problem, but he is a meat eater and he begins to look at his lower leg. "There's a lot of good muscle on the lower leg." He draws out his knife and prepares to do what's necessary to survive.
  3. A small child begins to take a huge interest in horror films. He begins to experiment with small animals, but eventually decides to graduate on to humans. His only decision is to focus on adults or other children. He then begins to sneak out at night on a regular basis . . .
  4. An old serial killer is suffering from the equivalent of writer's block and has not killed in three years . . . until he reads an article about horror story ideas.
  5. You are invited to a swanky party full of rich and boring people. To amuse yourself, you ask someone a rather innocent, hypothetical question, "Do you know what it's like to kill a person?" Then, someone says yes.

Short Horror Story Ideas that Focus on Creatures and Monsters

  1. Larry is a necrophiliac and often visits old cemeteries at night to indulge in his hobby. Imagine his surprise after spending hours digging through rooted ground at hearing sounds coming from inside a casket. Larry smiles . . . and then begins to open it.
  2. There is an old legend about the land the Preston family just purchased at a rock bottom price. The family that used to live in the city is going to find out that they definitely need to do research before buying real estate in the country for a price that is too good to believe.
  3. A person visits the same spot in the forest every night for the past five months He (or she) always stays until dawn until he has to get ready to go to work. He had heard a rumor that the forest was inhabited by some sort of monster. Tonight, he'll find out that the rumors are true.
  4. Ricky has been given the OK to get a pet dog and, despite looking all day, he just couldn't find the one he wanted. They were heading home when they saw someone putting out a "dog for sale" sign at a house. The boy falls in love with the animal and convinces his parents to purchase it despite their reservations. So, what were the parents nervous about? They had never seen a dog that stood so tall, with solid red eyes, even though they were assured by the owner that these were just medical oddities.
  5. Emily knew the risks of calling forth such ancient creatures for simple favors, but she just had to make Josh love her. Nothing else was more important. She had done everything the book said to do down, down to the last detail, and felt confident her spell would be successful. It's a shame that she didn't realize the typo on the word "tree." Someone had forgotten the letter "h." Now, Emily has to live inside her body alongside a powerful demon—a demon that takes control more often than she wants it to.

Scary Ghost Story Ideas (Featuring Other Things That Go Bump In the Night)

  1. Rose was quite comfortable with Henry having an imaginary friend. After all, she had one when she was little was fine. Tom was a little worried about him talking to nothing all the time, but she wasn't. She picked up his clothes and headed to his room; the door was closed, as usual. She opened it just in time to see a checker piece move across the board . . . by itself.
  2. As the spirit sat and watched the girl on the other side of the mirror, he felt such sadness. Despite being dead for only a short time, it felt like an eternity. He watched his wife with loving eyes and watched as she put the gun into her mouth. "It'll be good to see her again," he thought.
  3. Ouija boards are tricky contraptions. Even the most seasoned demonologist will tell you to treat them with extreme caution. As the salesman was going over the finer points of using the device, all Karen could think about was why someone would bother to create one using human bones. She would later regret not learning why.
  4. A new author becomes worried when he can't come up with a good idea for his second book. In an act of desperation, he takes out a very old book that his grandfather brought back from the homeland. As he turns the book to an ancient spell, he seriously contemplates contacting H.P. Lovecraft and making a slave out of him.
  5. Allen has tried to contact the spirit world 12 times, and has failed 12 times. This time, he has taken some advice from a seasoned medium and feels confident he will succeed. Too bad, because he didn't know the medium was suffering from a mental breakdown while giving him that advice. He will definitely get more than he bargained for on this attempt.

Short Scary Story Ideas to Develop at Your Own Leisure

  1. A man is working the graveyard shift when "Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring comes on the radio. The clock strikes 2 A.M. just as the song lyrics "It's 2 A.M., the fear has gone . . ." plays. The lights go out, yet the radio continues playing. Other things begin to happen as well. The song continues to play this whole time.
  2. A guy has an opportunity to spend the night with a childhood crush who has been dead for over twenty years. There are drawbacks, of course.
  3. A 7-year-old child decides to take revenge on his abusive parents after getting no help from his teacher. He also draws inspiration from watching Friday the 13th Part III.
  4. A painter decides to make his ultimate masterpiece by using his own blood to paint with.
  5. A woman is overcome with the need to dig a hole in a particular spot on her lawn. After digging 30 feet down, she finds something: a doorknob and a door.

Lastly, Some One-Liner Writing Prompts to Get Those Creative Juices Flowing

  1. Four strangers are drawn to a small town to enter a bizarre contest.
  2. A small child will go to any lengths to win this year's science fair.
  3. A guy becomes worried when he notices the neighborhood cats begin following him.
  4. All of a sudden you can hear the thoughts of plants, and they are not pleasant.
  5. Someone leaves an old key with directions on where the lock is. Do you follow?
  6. A town falls victim to a large plague of killer rats.
  7. What would you do if you suspected your child of killing someone?

What type of horror stories do you like to read or write?

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      Otaku~Chan 

      4 weeks ago

      You helped my writers block, thank you

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      Saira Ramzan 

      3 months ago

      This is a really good website if you are looking for creepiness and horror!

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      Kyle Hansen 

      3 months ago

      The man would walk to the forest every night, and dig until morning. He never seemed to sleep, and got wearier each day. He would try to resist, but he knew he had to go. Every night he would go to the same exact spot, and dig at the ground. He would make good progress, but the next night the hole would be filled, no trace of digging at all. He tried to reach the bottom, but something wouldn’t let him. One night, he finally gave in and said to the forest, “Why won’t you let me see my daughter?”

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      Lucy Shaklont 

      3 months ago

      i luv this site

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      Maddi 

      4 months ago

      I like murder storys

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      Abby 

      4 months ago

      my story is call deadly science

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      Sourav Paul 

      5 months ago

      I wrote many horror stories . Now, I wanted to write stories like The Conjuring. Bt, I don't want to copy .I want to make my own. Bt nt getting any idea. Plzz help me.

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      dfffhnmhbn 

      6 months ago

      The door slams! Marcel hears angry voices then it fades away. “What’s happening Jim?” says a voice from behind the cabinet Jim looks up and sees Marcel peering from behind the cabinet. “Oh it’s the principal getting Josh in trouble, it’s actually not fair because you know Josh is not as sneaky as Kurt”, replies Jim.” Why what actually happened”? Questioned Marcel. “It’s a long story I’ll tell you tonight” replied Jim. “I’ll take the truck to your place and then we will decide where to go” stated Jim. “See you tonight” states Jim. The bell rings and the boys jump on the bus, the bus drops Jim off and keeps going. Jim comes the house. “How’s it going Mom” says Jim. “Umm Dads gone and I got to go to see my cousin in in the hospital and I know you don’t feel like coming “replied Mom. “I’m going to Marcel’s house tonight I’ll leave a little early” stats Jim “That will work perfect” replied Mom. Jim is off to Marcel’s house with the Ford pickup when he sees a house in the forest he decides that they will go to the house. Marcel jumps in the pickup and they are heading to the house when they see a cop car coming, Marcel yells at Jim,” get off the road a cop is coming and you don’t even have your license” Jim veers into a drive way he keeps driving as if he does not see anything” “feeww” Jim says with a sigh of relief, the cop is gone Jim flips the truck in backward motion and slams the pedal to the floor, a big cloud of dust appears and he is on the road. Jim is now driving for a while when Marcel says, “you got to turn down Mulberry land”. “I think the house is on the left”? Inquired Jim “yup it is “stats Marcel. Finally they are at the house they get out the pick up and go in the house they go down stairs in the basement and they hear noises. “This is sketchy” whispers Marcel. They get upstairs and see josh trapped in a room “josh what are you doing here” says Jim “Kurt locked me up in here, he was mad that the prinapal figured out that it was him and he says I told but I didn’t” Marcel comes up the stairs with a hammer, “Josh get out of the way, he yells I’m going to smash this door open”. Crash! The door goes open and out comes Josh. “Let’s get out of here whispers Josh”. They all run down the stairs and they come outside and see that the truck is gone. “Where is that truck” demands Jim “We know where it is just as much as you do Marcel” says excitedly. “I see the tracks lead off that way” utters Josh. “Let’s follow them” states Marcel. “It’s too dark but we can walk through the forest because if the person knows who we are they would never go that way because then they will go past my place” shouts Jim. They walk to the forest and they see an old shack. “Quiet says Jim you guys stay here and I will go and see who’s in the shack”. Josh and Marcel stay, and Jim goes and looks............................

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      NEED MO' 

      6 months ago

      You need more realistic, stories. And More stories in general. I was kinda bummed out about not seeing what I was looking for. The ones that were there, however were pretty good.

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      Trying to scare my english teacher by doing her essay great ideas! But a bit too small 

      6 months ago

      I am trying to scare my english teacher by the horror essay she told me to do great ideas!but too small

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      Akh tha jaat 

      7 months ago

      Nice for making fools small child

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      Artemis 

      7 months ago

      I have enjoyed your site, and hope i hear more of these books in the future

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      Fahima kalim 

      7 months ago

      It's good idea I love it

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      KawaiiUnicorn 

      8 months ago

      I’m new, I need some ideas, Have any?

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      BTS_Lover 

      8 months ago

      Really interesting ideas for a horror story....my favourite genre is horror so definetly 5 stars!!!!

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      hello 

      9 months ago

      meh good stories but plz scarier like murder? thx

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      Maryam umair 

      9 months ago

      I choosed first one for practice of my exam

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      Adam Wasankari 

      9 months ago

      You have to read the whole thing to appreciate the horror story, knowing the history of the U.S Government. but this is just an idea..

      Titled : 4 different ways to create Immortality in our life time..

      1.

      The relationship between integrating two randomized key terms for an audio brainstorm on Nootropics geared towards product development through the kindle and using social media..

      The principal defining concept of technical technician jargon from integrating two or more randomized key terms in relation to new products, being used for a brainstorming audio

      towards product development.. example.. take(Transistor to Transistor System Logic) as a book title and imagine being fully indepth educated on the topic. this example may seem lame but now imaging just changing a word and acknowledging an entire new science.( Transistor to Transmitter System logic ) if by chance this dawns a new approach towards something of significants, if say you had an inkling of acknowledgement where your mind would be to place the relationship for the new book title..

      It gets better read on...

      Something I strongly suggest to take full advantage of: with

      the Kindle App on Amazon.. Randomizing and integrating

      technical technician jargon towards a major brainstorm of resources towards product development, using the principal defining concepts towards new logical and creative approaches by saying what is meant by definition when you conjoin two or three technical jargon key terms into one word for a new topic and while we are at it use a variety of different sciences.

      Reason : the kindle allows you to cover several hundred pages by audio in one day...

      For somebody wanting new approaches towards product development , say real creative unthought of original products by morphing what is known into a new science for say Neurosynaptic Firmware for consciousness in A.I.. Taking the principle defining concepts of randomized key terms towards a new logic and new science for the Kindle books to utilize the audio for brainstorming and allowing for that kindle book to be at low cost on Amazon.

      Then organizing a focus group that also distributes Nootropics like 300 Mg Ginkogold Max and vinpocetene and B6 with 200 mg phosphatidyl serene and Lumonol with the distribution of the kindle book.

      Then advertize with the focus group a submission process towards product development , preferably with luck obsessively geared towards Neurosynaptic Firmware towards consciousness..

      picture retaining several hundred original submissions that go into one design..... Little organized social media and focus group and one bad ass audio spitting candy for the soul...

      2.

      My second idea that I believe would create immortality in my life time... :

      Having all of the colleges and high schools across the country answer this question and allow them two months two brainstorm up an idea as if it was a competition. First allow them to read what I wrote as my first idea that would create immortality... Then ask them to write 2 pages on how to create immortality and boost evolution 1000 years with todays resources ? Make it a required paper, no fail, no pass, but think of it as a competition after 2 months of brainstorming and preferably on a cognitive enhancer, 300 mg of ginkgold max, 200 mg of phosphatidyl serene, vit b 6, vinpocetene and lots of Coffee..

      Next have a board of judges review the submissions... only takes 1.

      3. Archive the submissions from the 2nd idea above so that people could compete annually with examples to out perform, while having access to all prior submissions so that every year the required paper and two month brainstorm could intensify as people compete, starting in high school with all open access, on the topic of how would you create immortality and boost evolution 1000 years with todays resources? explained in detail.

      4. A target group from social media and white paper contact lists through contributors to things like encyclopedia of artifical intelligence. And an 800 number that uses audio to text in voicemail, and with the use of post cards asking a voice response in questions of topics like evolutionay neural net theorems and book writing software, in relation to how would you go about creating immortality and boosting evolution 1000 years ? and new resources applied to increase efforts or ask them to brainstorm their idea and master plot on how to create immortality by the masses. Next take text from voicemail and take several hundred responses from people that responded to your post card and put it all into one master plan or book to go to an investor....

      These were my 4 ideas . Submit yours on my voicemail box at 1-800-308-1178.. wait for the recording.. I am trying to build a diverse collection of ideas for a book.. Thank you..

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      kt-leenah 

      9 months ago

      i love your ideas they are really helpful kt

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      Jake F 

      9 months ago

      A Nazi comes and kilels every Jewish person

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      Brooklyn 

      10 months ago

      I love ur story ideas but can u try to make them a little scarier?Thanks!

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      Raelynn 

      10 months ago

      Zak...lol same here

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      Raelynn 

      10 months ago

      thanks for the ideas! :)

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      Damn HOT 

      11 months ago

      k sure Thank u for all ur opinions

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      Diys 

      11 months ago

      There should be some more hint of info regarding these stories otherwise it's good

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      niki 

      11 months ago

      pretty good

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      Damn HOT 

      11 months ago

      hope u guys enjoyed it

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      Damn HOT 

      11 months ago

      I wrote this story a while ago but i'm pretty sure it does not make that much sence though-

      A killers steps

      One day during summer vacation, my parents sent me to a friends house since they were leaving for Spain the next day and spending the week there. Me, lying to them saying, I would stay at my friend Jimmy’s place though I was planning to go on a date with my girlfriend Olivia. Then later that day I drove Olivia my date to a dark and deserted but a lovers' lane where many people would usually go to for a make-out or hang out session. After turning on the radio for a mood of music, I leaned over for a kiss.

      A short while later, the music suddenly stopped and an announcer's voice came on the radio, warning us in an urgent tone that a convicted guilty murderer had just escaped from the state psychotic asylum, which happened to not be very far away from this location and that anyone who noticed a strange man lurking around with a hook in the place of his right hand should immediately report his site and location to the police.

      Olivia got frightened and worried sick and insisted to be taken home.

      “ Babe, this is bad news, let’s leave!” she told me.

      Me, feeling bold, locked all the doors instead and, assuring that her and myself would be safe and I would protect the both of us.

      “ It’s all good sweet heart, I won’t let anything happen to us” I said certainly to her.

      Attempting to restart our satisfaction of the pleasuress delighting time again by leaning forward for another kiss. But this time Olivia became frantic and pushed me away, demanding that we leave. Finally I jerked the car into gear and spun its wheels as I pulled away.

      When we arrived at Olivia’s house she got out of the car. Then reaching to close the car door in front of her, she frantically began to scream uncontrollably. I then ran towards her direction to see what was wrong. Then there I saw, dangling from the door handle, was a hook soaked in blood dripping. The one we heard about on the radio earlier this evening, not thinking I stepped towards the hook. As I took my first step towards it, I heard sadistic whispers near that bloody soaking hook and there he was the man from the asylum standing and leaning towards the front entrance of Olivia’s house.

      As he gets closer to us, I finally hear the sadistic whispers clearly. I remember the exact thing he whispered to me.

      “Your brother killed the love of my life and cut my hand, when I tried to help her, now I kill you and everyone you love!” said the man with the hook furiously.

      Then all the memories came flushing back to me, that my brother who died a year ago had told me about. This incident happened two years ago, when I was in my junior year of high school. My cousin brother, Jack, dated a girl called Emma, during his senior year of high school. They used to do everything together and were very possessive about each other, it was cute. One fine day everything was dilapidated because of one boy. Emma was walking down the corridor which lead to her locker where she was supposed to meet Jack. As she was walking, a boy who really liked her named Greg followed her and couldn't resist romanticizing with her as a hug in a different way, for some reason. She tried to push away but his grip was too firm.

      While that happened, Jack walked by and took everything in an utterly wrong way. He was furious, he then pushed away Greg, punched him and sliced his right hand open with the only small weapon which was a cutter then grabbed Emma by the neck and choked her to death as he sliced her head off .Due to that myth or story, it says that Greg had made a packed that he will one by one hunt down jake and everyone related to him and his family.

      It then hit me I was related to jake, after all he was my brother so this was it I was going to die and so was Olivia. We held hands and closed our eyes, within a minute before we were aware of it we were both stabbed in the chest at least five times exceedingly painful also sore and the last thing we saw was his smiley face with that bloody hook dripping with our own blood.

      “So there end’s my story, now hope he comes for you soon”.

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      A Burrito 

      11 months ago

      Horror ideas (feel free to write a story of them):

      1. You take out your mirrors for a renovation your house is undergoing, but you find a not placed under the place where the mirror facing your bed lied "put them back on, we love watching you."

      2. A patient suffering from hallucinations confirms the doctors' fears, his hallucinations are real.

      3. You keep receiving messages from someone called a "Mr. Shadow", until one day you return home, your main door is open, all lights are out except for your bedroom, there a figure of a man is standing, your phone rings, "its Mr. Shadow."

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      Dania 

      12 months ago

      Hi I’d just like to say that you have given me a lot of inspiration for my book. I hope one day I can publish it and you can read it too. So thank you for all this!!!!

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      sam 

      12 months ago

      need some ideas for story at school

      have any?

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      JIM 

      12 months ago

      I need to write a short story for school. Any ideas?

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      THEROSE'STHORN 

      12 months ago

      OMFG... Love it!!!

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      My own 

      12 months ago

      My horror story idea is that a girl is rushing to woek in new york on the sidewalk a creepy man acsadentaly bumps into her or so she thinks later that night it was storming and she hears a creeeep on the steps and goes and looks and nothing is there she grabs the phone dials 911 or who she thought was 911 who answers is the man who bumped into her and tells her to hang up or something bas will happen.....

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      13 months ago

      One day during summer vacation, my parents sent me to a camp to improve my camping skills, it was all boring and very much ordinary, until that night.

      My campmates and I were watching Tv after finishing the day, and that exact camp allowed Tv from 10 to 11 at night, something popped up at the screen, it was a killer loose, but before we could see the descriptions the Tv shut off, I locked the door and hid in my covers and prayed that nothing would happen.

      Around an hour or so later, I heard a very noisy thud, I was already preoccupied with the thought that it might be the killer so I hid in my covers even more and ignored the sounds, around 10 minutes later, I heard another thud followed by the door opening, My heart was pounding, and I was shivering with fear, I peeked outside the covers and glimpsed a figure of a dark man and at that moment he caught me looking at him, I closed my eyes and tried to act as if I was asleep, I heard his loud footsteps coming my way, he stopped right in front of me, he whispered something in my ears, "I know you're awake." and laughed a very menacing laugh.

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      Ricardo Cortes 

      14 months ago

      i like horror!-really!!!!!!!

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      SADAF 

      14 months ago

      AMAIZING

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      Avrin 

      14 months ago

      Wow! These are excellent!

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      Ricardo Cortes 

      14 months ago

      My story is about a man walking to his new house...but then looked very old. One night when he was sleeping, a ghost came from under his bed and jump scared him then the man got murdered. The ghost came up in a newspaper and everyone got scared to not be at bed. Even people were missing.

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      Ricardo Cortes 

      14 months ago

      I would make horror stories with violence

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      Panda B. 

      14 months ago

      lol #4 in the 1st section

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      why 

      15 months ago

      "someone is in the house" is one of the most horrible...

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      A burrito 

      15 months ago

      What ideas do you mean?

      I need help generating ideas, doin a story bout a haunted doll

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      Lit 

      15 months ago

      My favorite one was the 1st one!!!

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      15 months ago

      you keep searching for the monster your son is afraid of, only to know it was you.

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      15 months ago

      I loked the 4th one idea

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      PEYTON 

      15 months ago

      I liked the second one the best!

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      16 months ago

      you could use an ironic name or a name foreshadowing a major event coming up in the story,

      ("Penn"ochio)

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      Isidra Castro 

      16 months ago

      I need tips on book titles

      my book is a horror about a haunted puppet named Penn

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      16 months ago

      Finally a good one;

      Your friend died almost 3 years ago, you are still quite sad, you are so depressed that you try to text her on her phone, you don't expect an answer of course, and you go to sleep, you wake up to the sound of phone notifications and *boom* your dead friend, you keep texting as;

      hi (you)

      hi, I miss you (she?)

      Where are you?

      Haha

      I thought you were dead

      who said otherwise

      (you hear your dog bark downstairs and a door is shut)

      Where are you? (you)

      I am here

      where?

      Look behind you

      Your dead 'friend' sends you a photo from your angle, you can clearly see something inhuman behind you.

      You deeply regret texting her

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      16 months ago

      Age does not quite matter, actually, the smaller the better cause younger ages tend to have more imagination, now I hardly can come up with an innovative idea.

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      Rida 

      16 months ago

      Nice ideas

      Iam just 10,but love to write stories

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      16 months ago

      You are now convinced that there is someone else in your house, doors you open are closed, doors you closed are open, channels you never put on Tv are on and that cold feeling around you never goes away until you leave the house.

      Too bad, you never knew your house was sold when you died.

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      NightMareHouse27 

      16 months ago

      your friends are having a game night and you weren't invited. you decide to raid on their party and create a really scary scene.

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      Tales From the Library 

      17 months ago

      Its a series, that be a horror tv series. Seems familiar, but a whole different idea. Its about this library that is in any area of the world, pretty much, depending how many the library will open its doors to 1 person or more, it will decide. The Pilot will be in to 4 parts for just 1 episode, 4 tales in the first.

      Who ever enters this library, starting out 1 person, per book, per day, can be checked out. But there is 2 librarians, in this huge, 2 story, very wide, scary library of ancient past look. There is a old creepy librarian, whos hair is up in air, grey and white, like Don King like been electrocuted eyes blood shot, and don't blink.

      Her face is pale dead looking and looks simular to a mummy or a corpse. Then there is a pretty librarian. Each is bad for old, and good librarian for good. Each kid, depending on personality goes to either librarian. Men or kids or teens, walk in and it decides. The first one has 3 kids Mark, Shane and Gregory, chasing a cool looking 11 year old Andrew into the library, the want to beat him up.

      Andrew hides, while they enter, the old scary woman gives Mark the leader a special book he will love. He hesitates and reads it later, the story in the book is called, the other side of the tracks. About a cursed area just outside the town. Villagers tell the tell of anywhere over the right side / or from other direction left, of the iron rails, is cursed its best to keep past the right or left rail.

      There is a old very old historical western village all there, still as if yesterday, totally abandoned. 500 people vanished, died, never to be seen again.

      The kid in the story, is reckless and gets into so much trouble, he gets angry when his parents tease him about being vegan, just wants to tease them about eating just mostly meat. They work late at night, and home during day.

      Him and his friends cause alot of trouble at school and peoples property. Then that day at Halloween, they want to sneak in the old village western town. See the old bank, jail and saloon. He disobeys his family, and go partying knowing underage hitches a ride, and drinks and smokes in the town. Completely underage, but they don't care.

      As their having a party in the old west. Drinking smoking laughing playing tunes. There is somethings inside it late at night, clawing on the walls of the buildings. Growling, slowly one by one their fun is turned nightmarish, its haunted by a pack of really huge, really scary faced werewolves, and its not even full moon. One by one the kids die, the main kid tries to make it up the hill.

      As legend says. BEfore he gets there his parents arethere in their car, screaming at him, racing him up the hill, they hear more growling. Yelling at him, to not of came. Before they were feet from the closest railroad piece, the parents held him tight by the wrist, they stop, they start shakingreally badly.

      ALl the kid can do is shake allover the place. Their claws came breaking his wrists. The kid horrified beyond believe, his parents wanted him safe from their curse, he closed his eyes and knew his fate, as they devoured him.

      Mark laughs at the story, not knowing his friends wouldnt see him for days. Until the 2nd to last story, of Gregory reading his story.

      ( Anyone who comes in is cursed by the libraryif take a book read it, whenver you die, by whatever the book decides sits well to your character your on a journey of your own, the moment you die, your in the book for another person. Sealed and trapped in the library. Each has its own story, idea, and uniquiness creating many many many episodes. Not barely ever hear what happens to the first person or persons you meat early. Their for most part for future checkouts, in a purgatory, of their own, good or bad.

      Ready for someone to read them for their soul to go where to .. in the LIbrary.

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      17 months ago

      You hear a voice coming from the windpipe, it calls you to come downstairs, you are afraid that you hide in your covers, then the voice comes again, this time telling you to look at the door, so curious you do, a figure of something dark is standing, you hide in your covers, you think it is a dream, but wait, you have insomnia!

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      Someone 

      17 months ago

      I liked the first idea!

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      Megan 

      17 months ago

      You said I needed to let go of my control from time to time.

      Now you're bleeding and looking terrified, I bet you regret suggesting it.

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      17 months ago

      I never liked working as a security guard in a mental institute, especially alone and at midnight to dawn, I work alone and the doctors helped me somewhat and comforted me by saying all patients are locked, and I should not worry about anything, I went to my office were a dozen of cameras lurked, I saw a face staring and smiling to the camera in the cellar, I froze, I decided to go investigate, but was interrupted by the man standing in front of door, he had a machatte and was covered with blood, he said, don't worry I don't bite,His eyes were all black and his fingers were rotten and blackened, he did not seem human. neither sane.

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      17 months ago

      I wake up to the sound of something breaking," not again"I thought, you see, my neighbor's dog likes to enter my house, and this neighbor cannot seem to control his dog, But after moments of breaking precious artifact, There was an eerie silence, not a single sound, I was so scared and frightened that I was too scared to open my door, I looked beneath my door, and to this tiny opening I saw feet, someone was standing infront of my door, I live alone, I gently opened the window and there was a crowd of people staring lifelessly at my house, I heard the door open.

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      ICE BABE 

      17 months ago

      i swear your ideas are damn epic

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      17 months ago

      Your same amazing story with some description, though I strongly believe yours was better.

      As I made my way through the misty road, returning home, I heard a knock, I thought it was just in my head but the voice sounded closer now, I heard my heart pounding, I shuddered with fear, cold and alone, fear made me run, I ran frantically and alas reached home, but that eerie feeling followed me, I summoned some courage and turned around, but only emptiness lurked, My heart still pounded, pounding like roaring thunder, I checked the laundry room, nothing was there only clothes washing, I've must have washed earlier, I went upstairs, headed to my room, and there was a man standing, with a dark grin etched on his face, his devilish looks frightened me, He walked towards me, Running for my life was i, only after some steps, tripped in the middle of the floor, At this time my heart was pounding so heavily it almost made my ears deaf, There I lied crying and pleading for mercy, crying, hoping it might go away, then I heard a voice asking "what is wrong?", it was my mom, it was nighttime, and the guy was gone, it was a dream, one of the illusions I had....again.

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      17 months ago

      It was really neat, but you can add a description of the man, making it more spooky.

      cannot wait for the next part.

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      Horror 

      17 months ago

      Is this a good story? I went home… Hearing a knock, I thought it was just in my head...but it came closer. I thought my heart was pounding, I ran ran and ran to home, I closed the door shut, afraid of what the next thing I would here, I was terrified, terrified to turn around. I got the courage to turn… nothing was there, I heard my heart pounding, like it was out of my chest. I checked the laundry room, nothing there but clothes washing, I must’ve washed earlier.I went upstairs to my room, I looked and there I saw, standing, was a man, he was walking… toward me then I heard the pounding again I knew I wa running for my life, so I ran, I ran, and tripped, right in the middle of the floor, the pounding was so loud it hurt my ear drums. I was sitting there panicking crying to myself over and over. Then I heard a voice ask, “What’s wrong”, it was my mom, it was night and the guy was gone...It was a dream, one of the illusions I had….. Again.

      TO BE CONTINUED…..

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      Horror 

      17 months ago

      You are going on a school trip. To the place where your best friend disappeared

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      17 months ago

      the more it happens the more I realize, I don't have insomnia since it is having trouble going to sleep, I have trouble waking up, the thing stalks me in my sleep, but since my new medication, my insomnia has withdrawn from me, but still I meet the thing, it does not hurt me or do anything, but would you consider red eyes weird? or long rotten nails? I don't know but today, I saw my friend's drawing, she drew the thing, was it real?

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      Tessa 

      17 months ago

      I love horror stories. They are my favorite types of books to read. One of my favorites is Frozen Charlotte. It is so good you should really read it.

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      Vivek 

      18 months ago

      This is cool text because at school we are writing a horror story and you gave me lots of information about the story

      Thank you for doing a horror story these are proper scary

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      18 months ago

      here are some topics you could use;

      1.you hear your mom calling you down for dinner, you come down the stairs and find your mom cuffed and locked in a cage, your mom's voices calls again from the kitchen.

      2.you wake up to the sound of dripping water from the ceiling, you go to the roof and find a dead person with dripping blood.

      3.A psychologist is sent to assess an insane woman at her house, he/she soon realizes her delusions might be real after all.

      4. your daughter keeps talking to a person called"him" which happens to be a shadow from the closet, until one day she does not, you find her dead/taken and a note was written, "She won't be coming back, -him"

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      shamariana 

      18 months ago

      need topics about scary things

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      18 months ago

      seeing my dead mom was more than overwhelming to me, at least it was a dream I saw her in, but after seeing her everyday and everywhere, I am now convinced it is not her, but if it wasn't her, how does she know my name? and how does she know my insane mom's habit of following people before killing them?

      I never knew who she was before leaving it.

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      Mr. Awesome 

      18 months ago

      i really like this website! I thought it was relatively cool.

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      18 months ago

      it is funny how I wrote this, and every time I enter a room and forget what I came for, I shudder, who knows maybe I have really met it.

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      I am spooky 

      18 months ago

      this a true story about one of my friends mom . she is a regular traveller

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      MariaD 

      18 months ago

      I have a story that made my arm hair stick up. My friend told me a story of how her Aunt asked her dying Mother, after she passes to come to her in her dreams so that she knows her Mother is in heaven and is happy. Her dying Mother tells her she will come to her. After her passing the daughter waited and hoped to dream of her Mother but she never came, until one day years later she did come to her in her dream. Daughter was so happy to see her and ask her about heaven and it's wonders. The daughters asks "Mom are you happy is heaven beautiful?" Mother just looks at her, sitting on a bench with no smile and shakes her head NO!!!. Still gives me chills

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      18 months ago

      Did you ever encounter it? the person who steals your thoughts? who steals your sanity? The "it" that wears a black hood and a mask? The one who kills a part of your innocence each time you meet?

      You'd probably say no, so let me rephrase;

      Did you ever enter a room and forgot what you came for?

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      18 months ago

      I want to write a new short horror story, I have themes in my head, don't know which is better;(Please don't copy)

      1.A mother finds her 5-year-old daughter digging a hole, she hears a voice coming from it.

      2.you run to find your child calling for you, as a father your instincts make you rush without thinking, then you open the door, you remember, your child died a year ago. (and your child was definitely not 2 meters tall and did not wear a black hood.)

      3.Mommy? is what you hear every night from the attic, you live alone

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      Thanks 

      18 months ago

      Thankyou guy's soo much for giving me these ideas. I am writing an essay on a Gothic horror story and this helped soo much.

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      lkjhgfdsa 

      18 months ago

      I like stories with torture and sickening details

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      Dragon Soal 

      18 months ago

      I loved this! Thanks :)

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      Dragon Soal 

      18 months ago

      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.”

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      18 months ago

      and another story;

      “Daddy, Monsters?”

      “No Timmy, there are no monsters under your bed, no monsters in your closet and no monsters behind the curtains, there are no such things as monsters! now go to sleep.”

      “But, what about him?”

      “Whom?”

      “The two-faced man?”

      “What about him?”

      “He came yesterday, holding a knife, he wanted to kill me, and he said; There are no such things as monsters! then I screamed and it was you.”

      “What?!”

      “Daddy, um, I am afraid.”

      “Where is he now?”

      “Um, he is in you.”

      “What?”

      “Daddy, you are him!”

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      All 

      18 months ago

      The worst kind of scary stories is the ones without blood and Gore they have to have it or else people like me won't read them

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      Deathbringer 

      18 months ago

      My story is called the green dragon, its about a girl who found a drogon necklace that can make dark wishes, and it never comes of. . .

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      Hshahsjs 

      18 months ago

      I have recently become very enticed in the horror genera. These ideas are very helpful to explore my own twisted imagination, and write it down.

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      19 months ago

      here is another story;

      When I was six, I remember my mother hiring psychologists, trying to tell why was I talking to walls, but little did they know I was not talking to walls, but the figure that lived in it. My mother had all the right to be worried, imagine a six-year-old that never slept, never had the desire to eat and all she wanted to do, is talk to walls, I heard my mother cry sometimes at night, and with my father’s death, things got worse, my mother’s temper got worse, she was angry all the time, that one day, she put me on a sleeping drug, and little did she know, the figure did not want me to sleep.The next day I woke up, with 2 things in my mind, why had they diagnosed me with schizophrenia and where did I get this awful scar from, I then realized that _she_ did itMother came up and she gasped, she looked at the 5-inch scar on my leg and arms and asked what happened, I told her the truth but she got scared and she decided it was for the best to leave our house, and as I expected the figure got angryI clearly remember that the next morning we wake up, notes written with blood scrambled on the walls, it read; You cannot hide from me, and at this exact point, my mother and I left the houseOne day, I was home alone and I decided to watch Tv, I jumped when I saw her, the figure from the wall standing and holding a knife, I ran outside and called my mother, police came and they found nothing, but I am sure my eyes have not failed me, the next day mom brought a psychologist, an old friend of mine, and he said that since my father’s tragedy things could have slipped out of my mind and this image I saw, might have been in a horror movie I had seen before, and as much as I’d like to believe him..for a moment I did...but...but.... the eyes in the walls just blinked

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      19 months ago

      to write horror stories imagine all things that comfort you and twist it, or write a list of all things you get scared of and write about it.

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      Awahyjim Carlos 

      19 months ago

      What would you do if you suspected your child of killing someone?

      Some, I mean, most of my characters: be proud of them.

      ME: Damn it why did they learn evil things from me. I don't talk about horror stuff anymore since my youngest brother in grade 3 starts talking about murdering people. I am a bad influence. :(

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      Awahyjim Carlos 

      19 months ago

      The old serial killer story idea murdered me. What if someone s actually doing that...scary

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      19 months ago

      I remember babysitting a child one day, and she like all children had dolls, but what was funny she named one girl doll jack, I asked if she wanted to play hide and seek, she agreed on one condition, Jack plays too, I did not mind, after all, my doll kitty was with me too when I was a child, I played and almost instantly I found her in the closet, I told her it was bed time, but she said the game was not over, Jack was yet to be found, i said it was enough and i would get in trouble if I let her stay up late, she started crying and said in a trembling voice if you do not find him, he finds you.

      I went home after her parents came, and my front door was open and the lights were out, there was a note on the front porch,

      I FOUND YOU!

      -HIM

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      Derpifox 

      19 months ago

      Ahmed Hussein- When i opened the door to my room. I realized something odd. I left my doll on the chair with the rest of the dolls, but it had moved. I didn't know who did it because my parents weren't home. Suddenly, I felt a strange chill like if something was creeping up my back. One of my dolls was missing. I ran to the kitchen and a knife was missing. "Look behind you (Your Character's Name)".

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      MikGamerPRO 

      19 months ago

      I want to write a book of horror. can you help me?

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      Ahmed Hussein 

      19 months ago

      Can you please help me how to write story about scary doll

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      Anita (again lol) 

      19 months ago

      Ellie dragged herself upstairs. She had just come home from the craggy, neglected church where her mother forced her to do voluntary work. As she heaved her heavy legs up the steep, dusty stairs and chucked off her chunky shoes, they smashed fiercely against the dense, plaster wall. When she turned on the light, her bedroom had never felt much like home. Her homemade chandelier glittered and created a cracked glass effect on the floor. The duvet, which was dark blue, was spilled on the ground and surrounded by pillows on the floor. The bed frames created a sudden creaking sound - CRERRRRRR! - as it they were struggling to hold up the mattress. Ellie turned off her light and it made an unusually loud noise ; as if someone had just dropped a heavy book on the floor. Walking whilst on her phone, she sat on her bed and sighed. CRERRRRRR! The bed sounded again. Ellie pulled on her duvet and shut her eyes tightly. A shuffling was heard on the floor. In the corner on the room, a spark of light appeared and a high pitched, quiet noise arose. What was it?

      Shortly after, a long, winding shadow poured down the stairs. It looked like a cadaverous, gaunt, human-like branch which slowly snaked along the hallway. When it moved, it sounded bizarrely similar to the creaking bed. CRERRRRRR! The wind whistled and the curtains attacked the room. A long figure spiralled onto the 2nd floor and stuck out its long, cruddy, as sharp as blade nails. It (not he) sneaked into Ellie’s room. She lay, unconscious, covered up in her thick ocean coloured quilt. All of a sudden the elongated, devilish shadow fell upon her.

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      Anita 

      19 months ago

      A blind man becomes a horrific murderer to avenge his sight. All in his sleep...

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      hehehe 

      19 months ago

      soon people stopped looking for monsters under their bed when they discovered they where inside their head

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      Kaymin 

      19 months ago

      A girl who is living in a haunted house with an abusive mother

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      hailey koczrowski 

      19 months ago

      i recently wrote about clowns.........a man hears a noise at night to see its....... next morning thats gone. i used alot of detail its called the secret circus

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      Aiza 

      20 months ago

      Please help me to make a horror script for our movie project

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      Anonymous 

      20 months ago

      Ghost hunting teenagers,hunted house near graveyard oujia board gone wrong, 7 teens come 3 come out

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