An alternative title for Splatter Films or Splatter Cinema. A sub-genre of horror film that deliberately focuses on graphic portrayals of gore and graphic violence. These films, usually through the use of special effects, display a fascination with the vulnerability of the human body and the theatricality of its mutilation. The genre labeled "torture porn" or "gorno" (a portmanteau of "gore" and "porno") is linked to this. By contrast, films which feature over-the-top gore, that can also be construed as comedic fall into a category called splatstick.
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