Er, I do believe the German and English definitions differ by a great deal. Are you even reading what I've posted? I reiterate:


n : an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety about the world or about personal freedom [syn: Angst]

Not what you'd generally see in a horror movie. What you see there is usually anxiety, fear, terror, or panic. There is a reason they are seperate words, you know; you can't throw the word "angst" around willy-nilly and try to apply it to things that it's just not related to.

If a teen worries about her petty little concerns ("I don't have a boyfriend! My grades suck! My parents won't let me sleep around!") -- that's angst.

If, say, a character is worrying about the fact that she's turned into a cold-hearted monster who kills indiscriminately and contemplates it for a long time -- that's angst.

Drizzt Do'Urden (R.A. Salvatore's character) sits down and contemplates the morals of his race -- this is also angst.