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13 Modern Horrors That Would Make A Haunted House Actually Terrifying

Chainsaws and clowns are kinda scary, but three missed calls from the department of student loans? Yikes.

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We've all been to a haunted house. Girl with wet hair screams at you; butcher with a chainsaw chases you through the exit. Meh.

What we don't realize is that every day we journey through the proverbial haunted house of life.


Ghosting after a first date or the looming dread of student debt — it's real life, and it's a bloody nightmare.

Enter if you dare, but don't say we didn't warn you...


1. Running into your ex at a bar.


*makes eye contact* *moonwalks back out the door*

2. Losing your friends at a concert.

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Hey guys, I'm at the bar behind the sound booth on the left.

Message failure to send.

3. Running out of storage at the most inopportune time.

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You don't know what you got 'til it's gone...

4. Forgetting the names of people you've met.

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"Yeah, so great to see you!"

5. Your phone being near death and not a charger in sight.

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Sure, like the bartender doesn't have a 5 charger behind the bar...

6. Checking your balance after a night out.

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🙈 🙀 💀

7. Accidentally hitting reply all.

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Is it possible to WFH for eternity?

8. Your newsfeed right now.

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Politics, weddings, and babies — oh my!

9. Realizing the bar is cash only.

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What cash-only bar doesn't have an ATM inside? MONSTERS.

10. The department of student loans calling more than your friends do.

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"Hello! This is Heather from the department of student loans."

11. Literally any kind of small talk.

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"Yeah, so, um...what do you do for a living?"

12. Waiting for someone to respond to a text.

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You can see the three dots; you know they are there.

13. Anytime you have to split the tab.

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"Are we going to split it evenly or...?"

This Halloween, free yourself from the horrors of everyday life and treat yourself to a BACARDI Bat Magic cocktail — after all, you deserve it.

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