hair raiser

hair-raiser

[hair-rey-zer]
noun
a story, experience, etc., that is terrifying or thrilling.

Origin:
1895–1900

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hair-raiser

noun
excitation that makes your hair stand up or that chills your bones; "the movie was an old-fashioned hair-raiser" 
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