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- horrifyingly repellent; terrifying, gruesome
- The photos of the killings depict a grisly scene.
2017 January 19, Peter Bradshaw, “T2 Trainspotting review – choose a sequel that doesn't disappoint”, in the Guardian:
- Perhaps you have to have seen the first film to like this one; to feel, like the young fans of Harry Potter, that without knowing or wanting it, you have grown up with its grisly protagonists.
horrifyingly repellent; terrifying, gruesome