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Horror

Addams
Charles (1912— ) famed cartoonist of the macabre. [Am. Comics: NCE, 19]
Bhairava
(m), Bhairav (f) terrible forms of Shiva and spouse. [Hindu Myth.: Parrinder, 44]
Black Death, the
plague whose unprecedented mortality was incomprehensible to medieval mind. [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 379–382]
Bosch, Hieronymus
(c. 1450–1516) paintings contain grotesque representations of evil and temptation. [Art Hist.: Osborne, 149]
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The
thrilling horror story told by a madman. [Ger. Cinema: Halliwell, 119]
Danse Macabre
Saint-Saëns’ musical depiction of a dance of the dead. [Music Hist.: Thompson, 1906]
Disasters of War
Goya’s violent protest against French occupation of Spain. [Art. Hist.: Osborne, 497]
Dracula, Count
vampire terrifies Transylvanian peasants and London circle. [Br. Lit.: Dracula]
dragonwort
traditional representation of horror. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 469]
Exorcist, The
supernatural horror story about a girl possessed by the devil (1974). [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 247]
Jaws
box office sensation about a killer shark (1975). [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 380]
mandrake
traditional representation of horror. [Plant Symbol-ism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
Phantom of the Opera, The
story of an angry, disfigured composer who haunts the sewers beneath the Paris Opera House. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 562]
Pit and the Pendulum, The
study in bone-chilling terror. [Am. Lit.: “The Pit and the Pendulum” in Portable Poe, 154–173]
Psycho
Hitchcock’s classic horror film. [Am. Cinema: NCE, 1249]
snakesfoot
indicates shocking occurrence. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
Tell-Tale Heart, The
mad murderer dismembers victim, mistakes ticking watch for dead man’s heart, and confesses. [Am. Lit.: Poe The Tell-Tale Heart]
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