scared silly

scared silly

frightened very much. I was scared silly by the loud explosion. We were scared silly to go into the park after dark.
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This was a major hooray moment for me - not because I wanted to be scared silly by all the brilliant sets or watch all the very convincing young actors play a whole host of horrific characters from history - and not even for the free cocktail (definitely not for the free cocktail).
Australias going to become a country where were scared silly of police over-kill.
Open Season: Scared Silly opens with Elliot telling a campfire story about the legend of the Wailing Wampus Werewolf that lives in Timberline National Forest.
Films change regularly; until November 7, it's Frankenstein: Escape the Monster which involves being scared silly as the monster chases you through hidden tunnels and sends you hurtling down abandoned mine tracks ending up in a ghostly graveyard.
Scarefest is not an adult Little Horrors can get their Halloween kicks at Phil and Franklyn's Ghoul School, be scared silly during Skelvin's Spooky Storytime and let their witchy hair down at Patch's Trick or Treat Party with more treats than tricks for young guests.
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Scarefest is not an adult Little Horrors can get their Halloween kicks at Phil and Franklyn's Ghoul School, be scared silly during Skelvin's Spooky Storytime and let their witchy hair down During Scarefest the distracted undead roam the vast 800 acres estate preying on victims who wander into the Scary Tales and Zombies
Scared silly of the bwci-bo under the bed without her cwtch.
Kids who love to be scared silly will love Carisbrooke Castle's Spooky Castle event (October 26-November 3) with the chance to take part in a gruesome graveyard game, create terrifying decorations in the creepy craft area, and explore the castle with a real ghost hunter.
She is scared silly by needles, hates horror movies and is fiercely protective of her eight year-old son - a feeling echoed in the new book's claustrophobic chill.
We have to stop being scared silly, stop pursuing stupid policies, and start investing in smart long-term research and development.
For example, you're scared silly of speaking in front of large crowds, so for days before delivering the important speech, in your mind you visualize the crowd in front of you as friendly and receptive, and you see yourself as relaxed and confident on stage.
Because English football, from top to bottom, is a macho old-school environment, frightened of intelligence, scared silly of free thinkers.
Tina's scared silly about a job interview, but of course, the only responsible McQueen gets the job and has a good first day.