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- noun A
movementwithin horror fictiondistinguished by its graphic, often gory, depictionsof violence.
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From what I’ve read so far the anthology is takingÂa sensible line of giving authors freedom to take the idea where they want to go with it but not get bogged down in splatterpunk (a sub-genre I [...]
From what I’ve read so far the anthology is takingÂa sensible line of giving authors freedom to take the idea where they want to go with it but not get bogged down in splatterpunk (a sub-genre I thought could be fun in the right hands but those right hands were oh so few and far between) or the working of the machine.
Two, because she's had two careers: first as they doyenne of a lurid and literary horror subgenre they called "splatterpunk," a literary movement that she defined with books like The Cipher, which combined intensely poetic language and lavish grotesqueries.
Boing Boing 2008
On the subject of "splatterpunk": ... to my knowledge no one ever uses the term anymore, other than when they're referring to the time nearly twenty years ago when four writers referred to themselves that way.
The best thing I've read all day Arbogast 2008
Not for the squeamish, these definitely are in the "splatterpunk" genre of horror.
Monday vignettes badger 2001
But if you really want examples of books that I simply don't understand the appeal of, you can take pretty much anything from the splatterpunk horror shelves (because I don't need to be reminded that human beings can imagine and occasionally do horrible things to one another, and if I really want to horrify myself, I might as well spend a productive hour doing my accounts, thank-you-very-much).
MIND MELD: Books We Love That Everyone Else Hates (and Vice Versa) 2010
And I totally have an essay in me for eventually about the characterization of violence -- from comic-book unreality to splatterpunk to cinema verite -- in the movie version of The Watchmen, and what it means thematically.
Monkey? What are you doing? batwrangler 2009
"Live Girls" by Ray Garton - Fun 80's splatterpunk book set in sleazy old Times Square
Voice of the Fans: What Book Have You Recently Read That's Good Enough To Recommend To a Friend? 2010
Not splatterpunk, but elegant, gorgeous dark books full of fright and touches of the numinous.
Peter Straub's A Dark Matter yuki_onna 2010
Rarely has a story had such a visceral effect on me, and all without using much explicit imagery; this isn't a splatterpunk story, but a story about the choices of the rich and bored, or, as Barron himself puts it, "[r] evelry, privilege, decadence, and deceit."
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