A 15-second horror TikTok is going viral thanks to a genuinely terrifying ending

Palmer Haasch
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A viral horror video has gone viral on both TikTok and Twitter. @artem_mokrushin
  • A terrifying, 15-second horror TikTok has gone viral on Twitter.

  • While brief, the video is genuinely terrifying — particularly if you're not a big fan of jump scares.

  • The video was originally posted to TikTok by user @artem_mokrushin, where it has over 20 million views. It's now going viral on Twitter after user @BenjaminBell reposted it on October 21.

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A horror TikTok is going viral on Twitter months after it was originally posted on TikTok for its terrifying ending, which is sure to make you jump out of your seat even if you're prepared for it.

Warning: if you're not a fan of jump scares, maybe sit this one out.

In the TikTok, a man turns the lights on and off in a hallway, and each time the lights go dim, a vague figure approaches the door. The third time he turns the lights off, a screaming sound blows out the audio of the TikTok and the figure rushes towards the camera.

The video was originally posted to TikTok by user @artem_mokrushin on May 19. To date, it's amassed over 990,000 likes and approximately 20.6 million views on the platform.

Twitter user @BenjaminBell reposted the video onto Twitter with the caption "2020 in one tik tok" on October 21, where it's racked up approximately 4.3 million views.

Clocking in at just 15 seconds long, the clip — particularly for anyone who isn't too keen on jump scares — is genuinely terrifying, and it's provoked some strong reactions on Twitter.

"B---h made me break three nails F---!" actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish wrote in a quote retweet of the video.

"I WAS NOT PREPARED AND I AM MAD ABOUT IT," Twitter user @Afis8 wrote.

Other tweets cautioned against watching the video at all. "Whatever you do. Do NOT click on this," author Brandynn Teighlor (@blgtylr) tweeted, later joking about how everyone had clicked on the video despite the warning.


And even though plenty of people were terrified, they quote retweeted the video in one of the governing principles of social media: if I had to see this, then you do too.

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