Eerie was an American magazine of horror comics introduced in 1966 by Warren Publishing. Like Mad, it was a black-and-white magazine intended for newsstand distribution and thus intentionally outside the control of the Comics Code Authority. Each issue’s stories were introduced by the host character, Cousin Eerie. Its sister publications were Creepy and Vampirella.
Causing or able to cause fright
“The tiger’s jaws were scary.”
“She was hiding behind her pillow during the scary parts of the film.”
Subject to sudden alarm; nervous, jumpy.
Barren land having only a thin coat of grass.
strange, weird, fear-inspiring.
“The eerie sounds seemed to come from the graveyard after midnight.”