- delirium tremens.
- extreme depression.
- horror show,
- horror story,
Origin of horror
Examples from the Web for horror
In the end, the clarity that comes from moments of horror can help us recommit to deeper principles.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Internationally there has been a lot of horror and contempt for her actions, domestically very little,” he said.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The grief in this house is extreme of course; this is a horror movie, after all.
Of course, you can read this just as a brilliant, subversive coda to a horror movie.
Like many other Pakistani Taliban, Jamal has his own horror stories to tell, which he believes can justify any bloody retribution.
All his desperate sorrow of the morning and the horror of his dream were gone.Lady Into Fox|David Garnett
The Perdu at this point—and even in his horror he noted it with surprise—was comparatively shallow.Earth's Enigmas|Charles G. D. Roberts
He stopped to gaze at them more attentively, when to his horror he recognized a herd of gigantic bears.A Winter Amid the Ice|Jules Verne
Also, to her horror, she discovered that nothing would induce Ellen to accompany her.Joanna Godden|Sheila Kaye-Smith
But if she remains here I fear that nothing can save her from the horror of an arrest, even if afterwards we are able to save her.The Yellow Crayon|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Word Origin for horror
early 14c., from Old French horror (12c., Modern French horreur) and directly from Latin horror "dread, veneration, religious awe," a figurative use, literally "a shaking, trembling, shudder, chill," from horrere "to bristle with fear, shudder," from PIE root *ghers- "to bristle" (cf. Sanskrit harsate "bristles," Avestan zarshayamna- "ruffling one's feathers," Latin eris (genitive) "hedgehog," Welsh garw "rough"). As a genre in film, 1934. Chamber of horrors originally (1849) was a gallery of notorious criminals in Madame Tussaud's wax exhibition.
see under throw up one's hands.