Splatter Movies

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Term used by 1980s movie-goers to describe films that display gore, disembowelment and mutilation as a central feature. Many exploitation films of the 1970s and 1980s fall into this category, including such fringe sf/Horror movies as Bad Taste (1987), Day of the Dead (1985), Re-Animator (1985) and The Thing (1982 remake). By no means all such films are bad, though all may be ethically suspect in their apparent appeal to sadistic voyeurism. [PN]

see also: FJA's Monsterland; Media Magazines.

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