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She never saw him; she didn’t have to see him. He was a shadow passing through the corn at noon, a cold pocket of air, a gore-crew peering down at you from the phone lines. His voice called to her in all the sounds that had ever frightened her—spoken soft, it was the tick of a deathwatch beetle under the stairs, telling that someone loved would soon pass over; spoken loud it was the afternoon thunder rolling amid the clouds that came out of the west like boiling Armageddon.
Source: The Stand by Stephen King
Context: This text is a reflection of an elderly lady, named mother Abagail, of the man with no face, he who stalks her dreams.

What does gore-crew mean? How can 'he' be a crew?

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