One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A story or movie that inspires terror and excitement.
- ‘Some spine-chiller set pieces are effective, but, as with the original, the concept is too silly and disorganised to cast a lasting spell.’
- ‘But my spine-chiller craving demands something more along the lines of The Others or The Uninvited.’
- ‘The Ancient Greeks could tell a fine spine-chiller.’
- ‘The vicar of Cloughton, near Scarborough, admits he has pulled no punches with his historical spine-chiller The Shadowmancer, which starts with a graphic description of the drowning of an entire ship's crew.’
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