Definition of splatterpunk in English:



mass nouninformal
  • 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’
    • ‘Sounds like the opening line from some third-rate splatterpunk novel.’
    • ‘I don't read splatterpunk, so don't worry about me going there.’
    • ‘These stories are extremely visceral and it's easy to see why the term ‘splatterpunk’ was coined with this type of writing in mind.’
    • ‘If I'm reading splatterpunk it's okay, 'cause I'll start reading them a description.’
    • ‘Hell, when I was 8 years old I was reading splatterpunk and Stephen King novels, so I have a hard time gauging these things.’