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Director Nia Costa, who co-wrote the script with Win Rosenfeld and Academy Award winner Jordan Peele, returns to the Chicago neighborhood where the terrifying urban legend began.

Peele’s next movie, “Us,” is a terrifying nightmare vision of the American Dream.

It would be great to call in a 747, dump 19,200 gallons of retardant on reality and make the terrifying facts fade away.

The terrifying truth is that even as businesses across the country reopen, we don’t yet fully know how to prevent workers and customers from getting sick.

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The terrifying thing is the way it links partisan politics and authoritarianism.

Buzzfeed shows us a potentially terrifying glimpse of the future.

The sex workers I spoke with rightly call it “vile,” “gross,” “terrifying,” and “exploitative.”

Hollywood sure hopes so, because the idea that disgruntled insiders could do this is terrifying to Tinsel Town.

The Babadook is the shape of grief: all-enveloping, shape-shifting, black, here intensely, terrifying, then gone.

The music was, as he describes it, “harrowing, beautiful, terrifying.”

If Alfaretta had tried she couldn't have hit upon a more terrifying word to her hearer.

Who is to be Commander of the new corps I cannot say, but we have one or two terrifying suggestions from home.

Side by side with this terrifying discovery was the certain fact that his awkwardly built craft would gain little by maneuvering.

Gale described with all the terrifying details her adventure with the snake and the girls were all speechless with amazement.

That terrifying Mann Act would account for his caution much better than would the business deal of which Foster had hinted.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to terrifying, such as: alarming, awful, ghastly, grim, hideous, and horrible.

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