So yes, it was silly, even if there's a grain of truth hidden in there, underneath the lurid pulp sci-fi details.
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, by G.K. Chesterton—A nightmare all right: lurid, screwball, and grotesque.
He is also worried about the Republican Party that has shaped itself in the lurid image of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.
Every so often, Moore will share a lurid sex story to accompany the pictures.
And yet, despite all its lurid Hollywood sheen, this type of familial drama happens every day.
The shepherd who passed him looked gray and spectral in the lurid light.
The lurid morning revealed to them but a raging sea and a bleak and barren expanse, where no game could be found.
A green glow took their place—a lurid sheen in which the cubby and the tense faces of De Boer and Hans showed with ghastly pallor.
For in his eyes I read some lurid woe would shrivel me up, had I it.
There was a lurid streak of dawn low down in the sky, and Kosmaroff headed his boat towards it across the chill, green waters.
1650s, "pale," from Latin luridus "pale yellow, ghastly," of uncertain origin, perhaps cognate with Greek khloros (see Chloe). Meaning "glowing in the darkness" is from 1727. The figurative sense of "sensational" is first attested 1850. Related: Luridly.