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Two Sentence Horror Stories
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
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.
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?
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