Definitions

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  • n. A show that involves spooks (ghosts).
  • n. An organisation or situation that involves spies.

Etymologies

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spook show

Examples

  • Now, this is a good weird start (and not unlike another based-on-a-true-story spookshow, “The Mothman Prophecies”) but “The Fourth Kind” pushes things too far by incorporating all sorts of “actual” footage.

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  • Spirits from the other world... ghosts., whose death before the film begins gets this spookshow off to a... well, to a start.

    "They go with the house."

  • Richard Matheson was sufficiently impressed by the example of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House to try his hand at something like-minded, yet he turns Jackson's po-faced spookshow on its pretty little head at every turn.

    The Mount Everest of Haunted Houses

  • Topper to tails, THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD is remarkable for informing a lurid spookshow with a sly examination of male pattern alienation and insecurity.

    31 Screams: Peter Cushing

  • I had a similar conversation just the other day; as a lifelong, mostly-inured genre junkie I'm still amazed -- amazed, I say -- when I'm watching some innocuous spookshow among friends and someone all of a sudden squeals when a spider skitters into the triangular light onscreen.

    April come she will

  • For a format that frequently flails about aimlessly, this CG spookshow is an adventurous, amiable attraction.

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  • The night ends with an erotic take on the Thrillpeddlers patented spookshow which honestly provokes more laughs than shrieks (or moans), but hey, laughter is sexy too!

    San Francisco Bay Guardian: Top Stories

  • This means willfully committing themselves to a quirky spookshow filled with clever scares and directed with flair by Don Coscarelli, yet I find it to be a trip worth taking.

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