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- n. Plural form of splatterfest.
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In '80s and' 90s splatterfests like Sam Raimi's Evil Dead sequels, Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator series, and Peter Jackson's zombie farce Braindead (a.k.a. Dead Alive), the directors played Python-flavored grotesqueries for laughs, piling on the viscera until there was no response possible but to giggle.
I get a hash of forties cheapie Lash La Rue oaters; florid, wide-screen, Technicolor Douglas Sirk melodramas; lyrical Sergio Leone spaghetti Westerns; homoerotic John Woo gangster shoot-'em-ups; and even George A Romero splatterfests.
Let the Right One In ... ists? will tell you, they're still big business, spawning everything from splatterfests to romances.
"Is it possible to evoke this movie without invoking two dozen others?" wonders George A Romero splatterfests.
Squirm quotient is about average, and much less than those of such '80s Hong Kong Category III shockers as "Men Behind the Sun"; gore is also mild compared with recent Asian splatterfests like the Thai "Meat Grinder" and Indonesian "Macabre."
I could list off dozens of crazy, demonic high school orgy splatterfests from Japan that deliver everything Eko Eko Azarak promises but doesn’t pull off.