TikTok, the short-form video-sharing app popular among Gen Z and Millennials is filled with dance trends, lip-sync videos, life hacks, tutorials, comedy skits, and about every interesting hashtag you can imagine. It’s a great source of entertainment as you can browse hundreds of videos that suit your interests. However, TikTok has a darker side filled with creepy, disturbing, and truly terrifying videos – welcome to HorrorTok. It’s a great platform for scary content considering it’s like watching a found-footage clip.
It’s all fun and games scrolling through TikTok until you hear, “Tiptoe Through the Tulips,” and chills run down your spine. HorrorTok is filled with paranormal, supernatural, creatures, true crime mysteries, missing persons cases, and haunting documentation videos. It can be a suspenseful sixty seconds of an exaggerated skit, a horrific prank, or a real-life haunting. Either way, the element of surprise is extremely thrilling.
The horror community is quickly spreading to a whole new generation and there is no lack of scares. TikTok has become a huge part in storytelling and Internet horror. Whether real or fake, all the below videos went viral and are terrifying for one reason or another.
- Ready for Bed
The original video was removed by the user who posted it (I’m scared to find out why). Take a look in the upper left-hand corner and be prepared to sleep with the lights on tonight.
- Graveyard Ghosts
At one point in my life, I wanted to work in a cemetery but this video is a great reminder that I made the right choice to pursue less frightening endeavors.
- Plane Ride from Hell
I’m pretty sure I’d toss my phone in the trash after this plane landed out of fear of receiving a phone call that I was going to die in 7 days.
- House Haunting
In this series of videos, a man finds old hospital documentation regarding psychiatric patients inside his haunted house and details all the paranormal activity surrounding it. I think I speak for everyone when I say he should run to the nearest priest.
- Shadow Person
This is the only TikTok that replayed in my mind for months and I was super paranoid about looking in the bathroom mirror.
- Simon Says
If you were on the fence about getting an Alexa device, I hope this video convinces you otherwise.
- The Basement
For once, I’m very glad I live in an apartment where I don’t have access to a creepy basement.
- Hanging in a Tree
Does anyone know the return policy on a child that sees dead people?
- La Llorona
If you go looking for La Llorona, don’t be surprised when you actually find her.
- Haunted House
Nope. Nope. Nope.
- Possessed Doll
My history with dolls is very traumatic and any story surrounding a possessed doll gives me chills.