The 20 TikTok Accounts Every Horror Lover Should Know
TikTok has exploded since everyone’s stuck inside. It was big before, but now it is a lifeline for those who have too much time on their hands and too many ideas floating in their heads. Armed with nothing but a camera phone, the inventiveness of amateur filmmakers is staggering. Mixed in between the endless makeup tutorials and dance videos, there is a glut of eerie shorts just waiting to be discovered. For horror lovers, there has been no shortage of quality content perfect for a quick scare. In the literal sea of shorts, there are a few standouts. Here are those accounts that are delivering genuine chills and filling the voids left by major motion picture delays.
This documentary-style story is slick enough to be enjoyable but just flawed enough to be believable. He has a ton of videos available, ranging from scary to humorous. The one listed above is the most terrifying, but they are all fun.
There is something hypnotic about this disgusting hair monster. If you were really into Possum or November and want something along those lines of weirdness, this is the one for you. There aren’t very many loaded, but this is an account that is headed someplace very bizarre, and I’m down for the ride.
In the shortest amount of time, @livandconnor tricks you and creeps you out with everyone’s worst fear. We are at our most vulnerable when we are sleeping, and this one capitalizes on that. It is sickly funny as Hell too. Bonus, there is a churro recipe included in one of their videos.
A cool mix of music and atmosphere is the hallmark of this user. They are the kind of vids you have to watch over and over to appreciate what you just saw fully. The effects are top-notch.
These professional looking offerings are really well done and complete stories. There aren’t very many of them yet, but what is there is quality from top to bottom. I look for much more from these guys.
Who knows if this is real. It sure scared me, though. Now every time my dogs or cats stare at something hinky, I freak out. There are just somethings you can’t get out of your head.
I admit being scared by Paranormal Activity. I’ve seen it many times, and it still affects me. This story from @AllexHuff is a perfect example of how the simplest things can be the most frightening.
The music, the video, and the grainy quality all work in this TikTok’s favor. I’m a fan and a true believer. Many of those who comment on the video know this house and claim to have seen the ghost boy too.
Another freaky encounter of the paranormal kind, this time the entity is messing with hair. If ghostly apparitions are your thing, this one will keep you wondering.
There are multiple videos of this shadow stair creeper, and one of them is even slowed down and zoomed in enough to get an up-close and personal glimpse. Nightmarish stuff. Check out all his videos, especially the slowed-down clip. It is super creepy!
The fully fleshed out story begins as a typical cooking demonstration and quickly turns into one of the most harrowing strawberry pies you have ever seen. This piece easily is my favorite for its focus on the actual anxiety quarantine can cause and the normalcy of a delicious pie, a chicken, and way more hand-washing then one would ever need to do.
Sound and music use makes this short work. A less is more approach, and a fresh twist makes it a must-watch. This is why TikTok’s work so well for horror. Stories don’t need a ton of backstory to be scary. When you can convey a thought with a few simple captions and weird noises, you have gold.
This user explores abandoned and destroyed locations near his home. They are all reported to be haunted, and some of them might very well be. He claims he has seen and heard some things he can’t explain. You be the judge.
For a lot of people, the deep blue sea is a mysterious and terrifying place. It is the least explored place on the planet, and all kinds of things lurk in the inky waters of the deep. For anyone who has ever swum in the ocean and felt something brush against your leg, you can relate to this story.
I don’t know what it is about a dark room and ambiguous sounds. I was so tense before the ghoul even showed up I’d stopped breathing. The EFX on the ghost is well done, and the growls he emits are horrifying.
I have no idea what that creature is the user encounters in the woods, and I never want too. The hideous screeching is nightmare fuel and the kind of noise designed to make you RUN!
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, this one is great because it’s a reminder that not all Mommy’s are good. It is a delight bite of horror because a simple set and two small sentences and you are left reeling.
This entry into the 15-second horror movies contest in 2019 has a quality creature. A simple common fear of elevators is combined with something otherworldly. These super-quick shorts are a great way to get in the mood for a night of scariness.
This one should leave you giving your significant other the side-eye. It also gives new meaning to cheating. The neck movement and sounds as the women swivels to look at him is fire.
This TikTok has strong MoMo vibes, which is scary enough. When it breathes on her hair, it takes it to another level. Weird creepy dolls and internet urban legends are my jam, and this combines both.
Whether you are looking to get primed for a night of horror movies watching or just have a few minutes to kill(pun intended), TikTok is the perfect place to turn for horror lovers. With no films coming out anytime soon, this is the only place to go for the kind of quality storytelling we fans crave. The TikTok 15 Second Film Showcase is an excellent place to find more of these quick chills.
As the Television Editor for Signal Horizon, I love watching and writing about genre tv. I grew up with old school slashers, but my real passion is television and all things weird and ambiguous. When I’m not watching and writing about my favorite movies and series, I’m introducing my family to the wonderful world of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. My only regret, there is not enough time in the day to watch everything.