spine-chiller


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spine-chiller

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a book, film, etc, that arouses terror
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spine-chiller

[ˈspaɪnˌtʃɪləʳ] N (= film) → película f de terror; (= book) → libro m de terror

spine-chiller

[ˈspaɪnˌtʃɪləʳ] n (film, book) → thriller m inv
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Four years after giving Cannes audiences nightmares with his thriller "It Follows", David Robert Mitchell returns with another spine-chiller, this time about the mysterious murder of a billionaire.
029 2022 4488 THEATRE Deathtrap Stage and television stars Paul Bradley and Jessie Wallace lead the cast of Deathtrap, a truly satisfying spine-chiller that is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
The series shows you archive footage and re-enactments but it's the fact Durst himself is interviewed for the cameras in a New York hotel and questioned about other murders he is accused of that makes it a spine-chiller.
With its readable text and terrifying components, this macabre spine-chiller makes for a tense read.
Predator, meanwhile, is a sci-fi spine-chiller populated by towering Xenomorphs and dreadlocked extra-terrestrial hunters - only this time neither Ripley nor Dutch are around to save you.
His first will be the classic spine-chiller Count Magnus in which a travel-writer's over-inquisitiveness leads to a breathless, diabolical chase from darkest Sweden to rural Essex.
Meanwhile, ancient fights that have split Islam for hundreds of years threaten to shatter an uneasy peace forged between Israel, Iran, and the United States -- until news of the emergence of the Mahdi threatens to change the balance of power forever in the Middle East.' It is certainly is a spine-chiller!
Edmundson's interest in her subject was sparked by the question you might already have asked yourself: "How did Mary Shelley, aged only 18, come to write a novel of such weight and power as Frankenstein?" The book, first published anonymously in London in 1818, is more than just a spine-chiller, argues the playwright, who says in fact it is "a novel of ideas".
The actress, who is best known for playing Karen McDonald in Coronation Street, called the storyline a "classic haunted house spine-chiller".
There's a lot of savage eatin' and a distinct lack of lovin' in "Prey," Antoine Blossier's Gallic boars-gone-wild spine-chiller. As demonstrated by the first "Jaws" and countless other films, potentially life-threatening animals are a lot scarier when kept mostly offscreen, but frosh scribe-helmer Blossier and co-scripter Erich Vogel really follow this rule only during their pic's first half.
Portman, 28, and Kunis, 26, both play rival ballet stars in the spine-chiller movie 'Black Swan'.
It's touted as the scariest Hindi spine-chiller, with Emraan Hashmi as an artist haunted by premonitions of a girl he's never met.