Two Sentence Horror Stories

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Creative anthology series has mature topics, violence.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

No matter how advanced a society is, or the issues it is deals with, human beings' basic fears remain the same. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Characters range from frightened and victimized to strange, violent, evil, and bizarre. 

Violence

Screaming and yelling is frequent. Violent events like rape are discussed, and assaults aren't always physical. Injuries are sometimes shown, but blood isn't always visible. 

Sex

Contains strong sexual discussions. People are shown in their underwear. 

Language

Words like "hell," "damn." 

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drinking and drunken behavior is visible. Drugs like roofies and others are discussed, and appear to be consumed without the person’s knowledge. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Two Sentence Horror Stories is an anthology series inspired by the popular viral storytelling trend that tells a horror story using only two sentences. It features lots of mature, often violent themes including rape, home invasion, and and abuse. There are scenes showing people hiding in fear, with injuries, yelling and screaming, and psychologically tormented. Drinking is visible, drunken behavior is shown, and date-rape drugs are discussed and consumed without people's consent. There are also some grotesque and gory moments that sensitive viewers may find disturbing. 

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byFragglesrock October 17, 2019

Too political

I watched the first few episodes and I thought they were ok. I finished the 4th, but couldn't finish the 5th because it was too political. It seems like al... Continue reading
Adult Written bybigguy2020 August 21, 2019

depends on the maturity

ive only seen one episode of this show and i really gotta say that i was very pulled in by the show it keeps your intrest and is really good so far i definetly... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byVenny05 October 7, 2019

Gives me chills and teaches some lessons

This show was honestly gave me so many chills. who knew two sentences could scare you so much! it also somewhat teaches lessons like the office party episode wh... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byIzzie666 May 9, 2020

Its not scary at all. It sucks and I do not recommend at all.

Its not scary its more just gross. I watched two episodes and it just bored me. Now I am a fan of Horror and scary but this was just gross and boring for the sa... Continue reading

What's the story?

TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES is an anthology of short stories inspired by viral fan fiction. From a story about coping with suspected rape, to an anecdote about being haunted by a ghost, each episode features a contemporary narrative that is inspired by a two-sentence horror story. After each installment is over, the two sentences are revealed. 

Is it any good?

Viewers may be surprised at how a two-sentence viral story as the inspiration for an original, fully developed episode that taps into our most basic human fears. Each story combines eeriness and suspense with elements of psychological horror, and weaves it into emotions society has about contemporary issues like technological connectedness, domestic abuse, and sexual assault. These tales are more creative than completely thought out, and lean towards the bizarre and, at times, grotesque. But it's this absurdity that makes Two Sentence Horror Stories compelling. It’s not for everyone, but if you’re looking for an interestingly weird entertainment, it will definitely fit the bill.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about some of the themes addressed on Two Sentence Horror Stories. What kinds of fears do these stories explore? A loss of control? Fear of getting hurt or dying? Fear of the unknown?

  • After watching an episode of Two Sentence Horror Stories, are you surprised by the two sentence horror story that inspired it? How can a writer develop an entire story world with just two simple lines? Can you really tell a good story with just two sentences?

TV details

  • Premiere date: August 8, 2019
  • Network: CW
  • Genre: Drama
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Available on: Streaming
  • Last updated: February 18, 2020

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