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Harry Styles of One Direction inspired a slew of #ScaryStoriesin5Words tweets this Halloween. Reuters

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.