- delirium tremens.
- extreme depression.
- horror show,
- horror story,
Origin of horror
Examples from the Web for horrors
Or (horrors) he could reach out to congressional leaders in both parties to pursue bipartisan legislation.
In 1987, The Deer Hunter was hailed at the Moscow Film Festival as an important portrayal of the horrors of war.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The history of horrors in the North Caucasus is so extraordinary and so long as to seem almost otherworldly.Where Chechens Go to Escape Their Surreal Past—and Risky Present|Anna Nemtsova|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then came the horrors of World War I, with the advent of tanks and airplanes and poison gas.
I had to have something to hold onto after all the horrors I had seen every day for five weeks in Liberia.
Marshall's good humor withstood not only the horrors of that terrible winter, but also Washington's iron military rule.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4)|Albert J. Beveridge
Father Laxabon had heard rumours of the horrors perpetrated in the French colony within the last two nights.The Hour and the Man|Harriet Martineau
Sick and wounded men, in want of every comfort, add to the horrors which words cannot describe.The Life of a Regimental Officer|A. F. Mockler-Ferryman
She stood undaunted amid these horrors; but her lover, dismayed and heartbroken, sickened and died.Pioneers Of France In The New World|Francis Parkman, Jr.
Shall we let them live a few hours yet to realize the horrors that surround them?Kathleen's Diamonds|Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
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.