TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES season 2 is now on Netflix (US). It’s a horror anthology based on various micro horror stories. For this second season, most stories feature lots of diversity which feel very organic. Read our Two Sentence Horror Stories season 2 review here!

TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES Season 2 is now on Netflix (US). The horror anthology series once again features lots of horror short films. The season has 10 episodes, each with a runtime of around 20 minutes. This does make it a rather binge-able series, but it can also be the perfect bite-sized horror snack that lasts a while.

If you’ve watched the first season, then you’ll know that the episodes always open with giving you the first sentence of the horror story. Once the episode comes to its (often deadly) conclusion, you get the final part (second sentence). That is also when the punchline of the horror story in the episode becomes obvious.

Also: Read our review of Two Sentence Horror Stories season 1 here >

Just like season 1, it’s a pretty awesome horror anthology series on Netflix. Some episodes are obviously better than others, but the season does have an impressive level. Please note, if you look up Two Sentence Horror Stories on IMDb, this season is currently listed as season 3. That is incorrect. This is season 2 and it begins with the episode Bag Man.

Check out our ratings in our Two Sentence Horror Stories season 2 review below.

Bag Man is episode 1

Plot of Bag Man: A group of high school students in detention are stalked by a demonic creature.

Our rating: 3/5

Bag Man is sort of The Breakfast Club meets Hellraiser or an Asian horror classic such as Ringu. A very simple plot tainted by the scare of school shootings and the assumptions we all make subconsciously. Closer to 3½ than 3, but we don’t do half stars.

Elliot is episode 2

Plot of Elliot: A transgender student is offered a means of standing up to his bullies by a mysterious janitor.

Our rating: 3/5

The Elliot episode had a lot going for it but also felt a bit sloppy along the way. Personally, I cared more for the transgender plot than the horror elements, which is never really good when you’re watching a horror short story.

James Goldman felt very organic and full of heart and pain as the titular character with Janet Kidder (who was brilliant in Limetown) as The Janitor. David Lewis (Child’s Play) was perfect as the bigoted principal from Hell.

Instinct is episode 3

Plot of Instinct: A gig worker begins to suspect that her latest employer may be a serial killer.

Our rating: 4/5

Now, this was an episode I could relate to. Watching as many horror movies as we do – often while trying to guess the plot development ahead of time – I related to the lead character in Instinct on a crazy level. Sunita Prasad (The Stand) is awesome as the lead character, Anika, while Tyler Johnston (Shut Eye) hits all his marks as the “maybe creep”.

Two Sentence Horror Stories: Season 2 – Netflix Review

Imposter is episode 4

Plot of Imposter: The lone Asian-American at a hedge fund is about to receive a major award when he finds himself stalked by a mysterious lookalike.

Our rating: 2/5

I loved the concept of this episode, but the execution of it just fell flat. The Imposter episode had so much going for it, but ultimately, it let down its own concept by creating a messy story rather than taking the straight-forward route. It felt incomplete even though the story had all the making of a memorable home run.

Quota is episode 5

Plot of Quota: An e-commerce fulfillment center is ravaged by a mysterious outbreak.

Our rating: 4/5

With Quota, you’ll get a classic horror story that features a zombie-like virus mixed with the ugliest sides of capitalism. If your mind wanders to Amazon news stories while watching this, I’m sure that’s no coincidence.

Fix is episode 6

Plot of Fix: A young man visits his estranged sister, and comes to believe she may be possessed by a demon.

Our rating: 3/5

I liked the ending and ultimate story told in Fix but wasn’t thrilled about the execution. Also, this was one of those two-sentence horror stories that I already knew, so maybe that got in the way of me truly appreciating the episode.

Two Sentence Horror Stories: Season 2 – Netflix Review

Essence is episode 7

Plot of Essence: A beautician suspects that something strange is happening at the salon where she works.

Our rating: 4/5

A very powerful episode that could probably have been a tad shorter to be even sharper. The casting was spot on for Essence and the message was obvious and yet not grossly overt. Directed by Bola Ogun who also directed episode 9, which is probably my favorite of the season. Essence is a close second.

Hopefully, we’ll see a new feature film from her soon because Bola Ogun is one talented filmmaker!

El Muerto is episode 8

Plot El Muerto: A young girl is haunted by ghosts at the morgue where her mother works.

Our rating: 2/5

This could have been one of the most powerful episodes, but the execution of the El Muerto story didn’t land most punches. From the jump scares to the plot twist, both were obvious a mile away. A shame since the plot itself was a really good one!

Ibeji is episode 9

Plot Ibeji: After suffering a stroke, a Nigerian-American woman is stalked by a dark creature haunting a hospice facility.

Our rating: 4/5

I really enjoyed the Ibeji episode which dealt with both religion, folklore, and very real issues about social inequality. And also, well, blatant racism. A great story with awesome performances by all actors – especially Nicole Nwokolo and Martyne Musau as the twins Adaora and Eneh. 

This is what I want from a genre short film. Bravo!

Manifest Destiny is episode 10

Plot Manifest Destiny: A Native American podcaster visits a Wild West reenactment, which is soon made real by the spirit of a racist sheriff.

Our rating: 4/5

The final episode of Two Sentence Horror Stories season 2 is another very powerful one. This one deal with both cultural appropriation and the real history that is often forgotten (or glossed over) in the name of moving on. Loved the message and also the horror elements of this one. Not my favorite of the season, but still one of the strongest episodes.

Watch Two Sentence Horror Stories Season 2 on Netflix now!

Vera Miao is the creator of the Two Sentence Horror Stories series and I’m still very fond of the basic concept. The short film style makes it easy to watch because even when a story doesn’t tickle your fancy, the next one will probably be closer to your preferences. Just like with the first season, the interpretation of some sentences is a little too loose for my taste.

Since the common thread of this horror anthology is the two-sentence micro horror stories you can find online, I always find it amusing when a story comes up that I’ve actually read. Sure, this means I’ll know the second part of the sentence ahead of time, but I still like seeing how the episode gets there.

More than anything, I am very happy with the 20-minute runtime of each episode. Sure, you can savor the entire season for longer, but admittedly, I find myself binging it very fast. And not just to review it! The second season of this horror anthology series premiered on the CW in January 2021 (with two episodes per week). Now the entire season is out on Netflix in the US.

Two Sentence Horror Stories Season 2 is out on Netflix in the US on February 24, 2021.


Inspired by the viral fan fiction, “Two Sentence Horror Stories” is an original scripted horror anthology series. Each standalone story taps into the expansive world of the horror genre, pressing universal primal fears filtered through the anxieties of the most connected and racially diverse generation.

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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