In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(emotion)horror masculine(story/movie) de terrorI cried out in horror — grité horrorizada
- to have a horror of sth/-ing
- he has a horror of spiders — les tiene horror / terror a las arañas
- I have a horror of being alone — me aterra / me da pavor estar sola
- everyone has a horror story to tell about … — todo el mundo ha tenido alguna mala experiencia con …
- Fantasy, science fiction, and horror filmmakers have been widely influenced by the Quatermass stories.
- The work was a breakthrough, spawning the birth of two literary genres: science-fiction and horror fiction.
- The science fiction and horror genres have often served as mirrors of the troubles and fears of the time.
- In contemporary popular cinema, it is virtually impossible to cleanly demarcate the genres of horror and thriller.
- Shock, horror, disgust impinge on our sense of ourselves, creating a sense of crisis as our sense of completeness and comfort is threatened.
- I don't care if they made you laugh, cry, scream in shock or from horror, just tell me what they are!
- A number of us watched - more in shock or surprise than horror.
- I have to admit that much of the intense fear and horror I was experiencing has now passed.
- There were feelings of horror, repulsion and fear being expressed.
- On more than one occasion in the past, a low budget horror film has had a lasting influence on the genre's future.
- He admits to thriving on a variety of projects that have covered several genres including period dramas, horror, comedy and science fiction.
- We have experienced so much horror, pain and fear since then that it seems like a lifetime ago.
- After Frankenstein, the gentle, soft-spoken Karloff would star in horror films, and precious little else.
- Traumatic events have in common the ability to elicit intense and immediate fear, helplessness, horror and distress.
- Consumers have reacted with shock and horror over reports that frozen chickens sold in supermarkets are often fed on ground up chicken parts mixed in with grain.
- We see the human face every day, and though it affects us in many ways, fear and horror would not normally be among those emotions.
- However, I note with fear and horror that somebody is trying to suppress the truth on the only website brave enough to tell it how it is.
- When people do dare broach the subject they talk of it with a wide range of emotions - horror, disgust, anger, bitterness, resentment.
- Their light-hearted take on horror belies the genuine fear Reinblatt felt wrestling with the writing of the play.
- I felt fear, horror, hatred but it was all mixed up into one feeling.
- Mann proved himself adept crossing genres from comedies such as Our Man Flint to horror films like Willard.
- The new year began as the last one ended, in fear, horror and bloodshed.
- Cheap laughs were hard to come by, and the crashing economy seemed to be turning all Hong Kong films into horror movies.
- To me it was a great genre show that made horror and science fiction funny, smart, and eminently entertaining.
- The fear and horror in their eyes was very evident in the video, if it is a hoax then they certainly have a promising future in Hollywood.
- However, I'm encouraged by the emergence of a new genre of quieter, less gory horror films in the early years of the new century.
- He has composed for a variety of genres but science fiction, horror and fantasy stories dominate his filmography.
- I'd like to see sex comedies with sex, horror films without irony and political dramas that really appreciate where we are these days.
- Individuals can respond to these experiences with intense fear, horror or a sense of helplessness.
- Don't Look Now is a beautifully restrained horror film.
- Let's hope not, as it has the potential to be a wonderful mixture of film noir and horror.
- Judy gasped in shock and horror, paralyzed with disgust and unbridled rage as Sarah stormed out of the room.
- The Curse of Frankenstein was also the first horror film to feature Cushing and Christopher Lee together.
- But she wasn't screaming in horror or fear, but with easily recognizable rage.
- Unlike many horror films, this story is given time to breathe and develop.
- Emotions such as fear, horror, disgust, etc. are not intrinsically unpleasant.
- Shocked, I reeled away in horror, fearing that some passing stranger might take me for a rubber fetishist, a thought that appals and revolts me.
- But Toby doesn't react with horror or disgust or shock, instead complaining that Bree lied to him.
- This is also one reason why I remain so steadfastly resolute about concentrating on fantasy, science fiction and horror film.
- Marty was one of the lucky few to portray both a ghoul and a biker in that legendary horror film.
1.2(experience, event)the horrors of nuclear warfare — los horrores de la guerra atómica
- (in newspapers) ten die in gas blast horror — diez muertos en una explosión de gas
1.3informal (person, thing)monstruo masculinethat child's a little horror! — ¡ese niño es un diablillo! informal
- There has been some talk of strategies, but one of the horrors of terrorism is that there are no tactics.
- Name your disaster, horror or tragedy, no matter how grotesque, and there will be someone making a joke of it somewhere.
- At worst, it can be highly offensive; a horror of sexist trappings and misguided tensions.
- As in every culture, where all other Indians in the story are proud and honourable, Emiliano happens to be a horror of almost fantastical proportions.
- This is maybe how the world avoids a horror of the kind it has never seen.
- From Madrid to Moscow the horrors of the terrorist bomb took a dreadful toll last week.
- Napoleon, Chris says, has been criticised for sleepwalking his way through the horrors of the retreat, unaware of the sufferings of his soldiers.
- Clippings from films and documentaries showing the horrors of war and terrorism are interspersed throughout.
- Isn't it time we looked closer to earth for effective solutions to terrorism's horrors?
- He added that the struggle between good and evil was still being waged today, highlighting the horrors of the past century, including terrorism.
- And our government are prepared to send those who have fled from this terror back into these horrors?
- Then there are the great unknowns such as the horrors being planned by terrorists and others who thrive on chaos and destruction.
- One could live and work in the capital and be practically oblivious to the horrors of the war and daily terror that many Colombian women face and shared with me.
- Or come back later for some thoughts on how to effectively counter that horror.
- He thinks Anse is a horror of a human being to throw Darl down in the public street and handcuff him and to pour concrete on Cash's leg, forever destroying it.
- We know the names of the countries, we hear the names of the leaders every day in the news, we discuss the politics, the horrors and the terrors.
- No wonder he remained to be a stranger to everyone else for no one dared or risked taking a step into such a place filled with horrors and terrors that only the Shadow Assailant knew of.
- But there was another horror, one as difficult to believe.
- The horrors of the terrorism could not be rationalized.
- The characters all speak in melodramatic, incomplete sentences as if they knew unspeakable horrors, but this tactic merely delays revelations that turn out to be quite dull.
- Wilson's idealism and incompetence unleashed or hastened many of the horrors of the 20th century, abroad and at home.
- The purpose of such action is to force average people to their knees and hold them hostage to the horrors of terrorism.
- But here, the main issue is civilian incomprehension of the horrors of war, as a shell-shocked young hero returns home only to greet news of his DSO with disgust.
- Because its scope, scale, and horrors seem incomprehensible to us now, World War II continues to fascinate us.
informalspiders give me the horrors — las arañas me ponen los pelos de punta informal
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