Chapter one is devoted to a sub-genre already explored in Gothic Studies: 1980s splatterpunk
, a label coined in 1986 by David J.
Reyes begins his first chapter, "Splatterpunk
," with an historical overview of the sub-genre's roots and with a discussion of the guiding ethos of splatterpunk
literature and cinema: the objective "to shock, generally through displays of corporeal transgression encompassing anything from extreme mutilation and transformation to mutation or severe body modification and graphic sex" (28).
Lovecraft, and he has been associated with literary movements such as splatterpunk
Eli Roth will give us Trailer Trash, comprised of reportedly insane fake film adverts, while Godfather of gore George A Romero returns in March with Diary Of The Dead.
Topics range from "The Classics" and "Maniacs and Other Monsters" to "Splatterpunk
or Extreme Horror." Each entry includes a one-paragraph summary.
Demonic possession and Satanism, scientific and biomedical terror, psychological horror, and the newest development, splatterpunk
(an extreme and explicit version), round out the list: Each chapter includes a short precis and a list of representative authors.
Due saggi (di Marianna Mollo e di Roberta Mochi) si occupano di narrativa di genere (cyberpunk, splatterpunk
e noir), ripercorrendo da vicino le origini, la storia e il modo in cui le subculture si trasformano in controculture.
Other words making it into the dictionary for the first time include Viagra, splatterpunk
(films or literture full of explicit sex and violence), docusoap (fly-on- the-wall TV) and ee (the northern English version of oi, made famous by Coronation Street butcher Fred Elliott).
And on and on and on: avant-pop, splatterpunk
, cybersex - you name it, if you can, or make it up, if you can't.
Rather, much of the Net exudes a ballistic ambiance seldom found outside post-apocalyptic splatterpunk