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Cher embraces sick horror movie (7)


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'horror movie' is the definition.
'chiller' can be an answer for 'movie' (thesaurus). I am not sure about the 'horror' bit.

'cher embraces sick' is the wordplay.
'embraces' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'sick' becomes 'ill' (synonyms).
'cher' enclosing 'ill' is 'CHILLER'.

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(Other definitions for chiller that I've seen before include "part of fridge" , "Scary book" , "Refrigerator" , "Cooling device" , "Book that arouses terror" .)

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