Horror Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Horror

  1. Addams, Charles (1912— ) famed cartoonist of the macabre. [Am. Comics: NCE, 19]
  2. Bhairava (m), Bhairav (f) terrible forms of Shiva and spouse. [Hindu Myth.: Parrinder, 44]
  3. Black Death, the plague whose unprecedented mortality was incomprehensible to medieval mind. [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 379–382]
  4. Bosch, Hieronymus (c. 1450–1516) paintings contain grotesque representations of evil and temptation. [Art Hist.: Osborne, 149]
  5. Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The thrilling horror story told by a madman. [Ger. Cinema: Halliwell, 119]
  6. Danse Macabre Saint-Saëns’ musical depiction of a dance of the dead. [Music Hist.: Thompson, 1906]
  7. Disasters of War Goya’s violent protest against French occupation of Spain. [Art. Hist.: Osborne, 497]
  8. Dracula, Count vampire terrifies Transylvanian peasants and London circle. [Br. Lit.: Dracula]
  9. dragonwort traditional representation of horror. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 469]
  10. Exorcist, The supernatural horror story about a girl possessed by the devil (1974). [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 247]
  11. Jaws box office sensation about a killer shark (1975). [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 380]
  12. mandrake traditional representation of horror. [Plant Symbol-ism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
  13. Phantom of the Opera, The story of an angry, disfigured composer who haunts the sewers beneath the Paris Opera House. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 562]
  14. Pit and the Pendulum, The study in bone-chilling terror. [Am. Lit.: “The Pit and the Pendulum” in Portable Poe, 154–173]
  15. Psycho Hitchcock’s classic horror film. [Am. Cinema: NCE, 1249]
  16. snakesfoot indicates shocking occurrence. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
  17. Tell-Tale Heart, The mad murderer dismembers victim, mistakes ticking watch for dead man’s heart, and confesses. [Am. Lit.: Poe The Tell-Tale Heart]