horror story


noun

a story, movie, etc., that entertains or fascinates by shocking or frightening, especially by an emphasis on bloodshed or supernatural forces.
Informal. a distressing experience: the horror stories of child abuse.

Nearby words

  1. horrifying,
  2. horripilate,
  3. horripilation,
  4. horror,
  5. horror show,
  6. horror-stricken,
  7. horror-struck,
  8. horrors,
  9. hors concours,
  10. hors d'oeuvre

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