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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]
References in classic literature ?
Of course, I am horribly ashamed," she exclaimed, "but then--well, I'm myself.
And how horribly wretched and maimed must their arguments have appeared!
Said Chinaman convulsively wrestles with one of his many Gods or Devils, perhaps, and snarls horribly.
Rival Burger King is in the Bullring, while the Golden Arches are represented in the horribly cramped Paradise Forum and the horribly ramped entrance to the tired old Pallasades.
A MAN was mown down and killed by a lorry yesterday in a "road rage incident that went horribly wrong", said police.
But then it goes horribly wrong and he has this massive rejection.
I think on this occasion he has got that horribly wrong.
Alistair added: "Got horribly ill last week, went into hospital with a sore tummy and came out two days later.
But his performance elicited less than positive reviews from other critics, with the Guardian's Lucy Mangan concluding that the final scenes "took on the air of a Victoria Wood sketch gone horribly, horribly wrong".
I was working on the crew from seven to seven, and it was horribly depressing," Contactmusic quoted him as telling Playboy magazine.
My feeling is that it's just horribly unprofessional and an extremely bitter pill to swallow that, at the biggest tournament in the sport, we're having to deal with this," Wilkinson said.
He said: "My feeling is that it's just horribly unprofessional and an extremely bitter pill to swallow that, at the biggest tournament in the sport, we're having to deal with this.