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  • n. A motion picture which entertains by horrifying or frightening the audience.


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  • Under such circumstances, most men would panic: a huge, angry, bulged-eye man of immense strength charging full bore, the sword raised in his hands as he gathered strength to unleash a sundering blow, he was every mad psycho in every bad horror movie ever made.

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  • The night before, his last day of pre-Vietnam leave, he'd sat with Beverly and his parents, watching a dumb horror movie on TV.


  • When the midnight horror movie came on, Walt’s mother crept into the bathroom, leaving a ketchup-spattered knife beside the sink.

    The Best American Erotica 2006


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