horror horror  /ˈhɔ rər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) intense and profound fear
  2. (n) something that inspires dislike; something horrible
  3. (n) intense aversion

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Richard Corliss on the rise and fall of a 50s horror icon.
  2. PTI talks to the author of Julia and Ghost Story about snobby writers, horror classics and his next collaboration with Stephen King.
  3. Though Halloween may be a Western holiday, if you want to read horror comics this week, you'd do better turning to Japan.

News

  1. Vacation Horror Stories: A Bat-Infested Trip To Ecuador

    Listener Rachel Sumner of Ithaca, N.Y., recounts the story of her bat-infested trip to Ecuador for our series on vacation horror stories. A bat in her hotel room would keep returning no matter how many times she captured it and took it out. She had to get rabies shots and now has no sympathy for bats.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NPR

  2. 'True Blood' and the Problem of a Bad Lead

    HBO's often sloppy and overcrowded horror-comedy series True Blood returned for its sixth season last night, picking up where we left off in last year's annoyingly entertaining season finale. It looks like I'll be watching yet another season of this show, despite every urging of the more rational parts of my brain to stop. So, if I am going to be with this thing for the long haul once more ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  3. The Evil Within: A Return To Pure Survival Horror?

    Recording was not allowed during the presentation of Bethesda Softworks? The Evil Within (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) at E3 2013.  This is a bit of a tragedy because as with many survival horror titles, showing is much better than telling.  Game developer Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil) brings dark visions to life in this new title that looks to bring things back to the ?pure? survival ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "What do you say about anyone like that? There are no words to describe it other than mass murder," Mr Rudd said, fighting back tears in a television interview. "This is of a level of horror that few of us anticipated."
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Times Online

  2. ...seeing the crematoriums, guard towers and barbed-wire fences, and a clock set at 3:15 - when the camp was liberated on 11 April 1945 - Obama said: "These sites have not lost their horror. More than half a century later, our grief and our...
    on Jun 5, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. Mr. Burton, whose work is currently featured in a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, said in a statement, "After spending my early life watching triple features and 48-hour horror movie marathons, I'm finally ready for this."
    on Jan 25, 2010 By: Tim Burton Source: New York Times

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