noun[mass noun] informal
A literary genre characterized by the explicit description of horrific, violent, or pornographic scenes: bracketed as splatterpunk, the two novels have been condemned as outright pornography [as modifier]: he became labelled as a splatterpunk horror writer [count noun]: gritty novels called splatterpunks
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- Sounds like the opening line from some third-rate splatterpunk novel.
- These stories are extremely visceral and it's easy to see why the term ‘splatterpunk’ was coined with this type of writing in mind.
- Hell, when I was 8 years old I was reading splatterpunk and Stephen King novels, so I have a hard time gauging these things.
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