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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 13+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

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. 


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. 


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


Words like "hell," "damn." 

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. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySavannahsmama06 August 15, 2019
Very interesting
Teen, 16 years old Written bySquishysatisfying August 14, 2019

Not as bad as it sounds

It sounds pretty bad but when you watch it is definitely scary. If your kid is mature enough I think this show is ok for them. I would not let an 11 year old wa... 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

For kids who love scary stuff

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