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Word: eerie

Definition: weird; causing fear because strange

Sentences Containing 'eerie'

"Edge" magazine's review noted that the few background noises " little else than contribute towards Limbo’s tone", while the sound effects generated by moving the boy character "are given an eerie clarity without the presence of a conventional soundtrack to cover them".
"Limbo" is presented through dark, greyscale graphics and with minimalist ambient sounds, creating an eerie, haunting environment.
'But it is so lonely and eerie in this dim light that I was frightened and ran out again.
And that night starts Savitri’s terrible ordeal. An apparition is visible only to her eye; an eerie song and the sound of anklets make themselves heard only to her ears.
At 6:30 we are surrounded by the eerie morning mist which shrouds Kibbutz Ein Dor.
Australian music artist Nick Cave discussed his interpretation of duende in his lecture pertaining to the nature of the love song (Vienna, 1999): In his brilliant lecture entitled "The Theory and Function of Duende" Federico García Lorca attempts to shed some light on the eerie and inexplicable sadness that lives in the heart of certain works of art.
From 1969–1981, Farrell worked for Myron Fass, as publisher of the schlocky black-and-white horror magazine publisher Eerie Publications.
He is known to be an unpredictable hero whose eerie laugh and jingling bells are an ominous sign to his enemies.
He ordered Bigan's execution through extraction of the heart 比干剖心, under the eerie pretext of curiosity "whether the Sage's heart has seven openings".
In heavy thunder storms people recognised the remaining walls of the ruins as eerie figures and specters, which they associated with the former inhabitants of the castles.
It was an eerie picture, like it was straight out of "American Beauty".
She immediately notices the beautiful, but compliant and domestic women of the town, who take a pill four times a day when an eerie siren sounds (they each claim it's for a thyroid condition).
She was also apparently able to sing in an eerie "double voice".
The final episode, however, deviated wildly into the supernatural, and for me, Robert Bloch's adaptation of his own short story "I Kiss Your Shadow" has never been beaten on TV - and rarely any where else - for eerie, mounting horror."
The game is presented in black-and-white tones, using lighting, film grain effects and minimal ambient sounds to create an eerie atmosphere often associated with the horror genre.
This is an eerie canyon of water carved crevises downstream from Dudh Sagar Falls, created from solid rock by serpentine underwater currents.
This must have been an amazingly new piece of realism at the time, and is wonderfully used, to give an eerie effect to the darkened end of the room.
To survive, she tells him the scariest stories she knows; starting with Don't Answer to the Door, a story of eerie things happening in a house with a brother and sister who are waiting for their mother, Endless Flight in which a flight attendant and a serial killer is left alone in an airplane up in the air, Secret Recipe a cruel 2012 version of a folktale in which two stepsisters fight to marry a rich man, and Ambulance on the Death Zone in which the survivors in a city filled with a deadly zombie virus suspect each other of being infected while riding together in an ambulance.
When the man returns home to reconcile with his devoted 1st wife, he is in for a shocking and eerie surprise.

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