Definition of splatterpunk in English:



  • [mass noun] 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sounds like the opening line from some third-rate splatterpunk novel.’
    • ‘I don't read splatterpunk, so don't worry about me going there.’
    • ‘Hell, when I was 8 years old I was reading splatterpunk and Stephen King novels, so I have a hard time gauging these things.’