The scariest stories are short.

This Halloween, Twitter users are taking the trending hashtag #ScaryStoriesIn5Words to tell their tales of terror, woe and Comcast customer service. The conversation is a response to a challenge from the Comedy Central show “@Midnight,” issued yesterday.




The idea caught on. And Halloween Night Twitter is filled with short, scary stories of every variety.

Some started off with old-school horror.






Others focused on the horrors of modern technology.








A surprising amount were food-related.




Others, drink-related.



Some users focused on politics and current events. 




And of course, big brands sneaked into the conversation.






But the scariest stories were told by fans of One Direction.




Indeed, terrifying.