Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling or covered in splatters.

Etymologies

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splatter +‎ -y

Examples

  • And this is coming from someone who loved the last Rambo film as a splattery action throwback.

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  • Others who could benefit from the wider appeal for colorful postwar art include Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose chaotic paintings evoke 1980s New York, and Cologne, Germany-based Gerhard Richter, with his images of candles and sailors and splattery abstracts.

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  • I'm certain, were we ever to witness Prince Edward and Countess Sophie of Wessex chucking people to a splattery death from a high tower in a bid to take kingship off Charles, we'd be less inclined to snigger at Eddy's 1987 It's A Royal Knockout shambles.

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  • I love Charlaine's books, but at least with the movie in my head I can control the splattery special effects.

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  • That movie featured a cornucopia of trailers for nonexistent grindhouse movies that offered a bevy of directors the chance to get in on Rodriguez and Tarantino's splattery fun.

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  • Watching a character get stalked in a movie by a chainsaw-wielding maniac might be scary, but watching that maniac lop off a limb or shove the chainsaw in his guts is something else entirely, and there's something fundamentally wrong, to my mind, about reducing or constricting one's reaction to a scene like that to mere disgust at the splattery eruption of blood and viscera.

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  • Watching a character get stalked in a movie by a chainsaw-wielding maniac might be scary, but watching that maniac lop off a limb or shove the chainsaw in his guts is something else entirely, and there's something fundamentally wrong, to my mind, about reducing or constricting one's reaction to a scene like that to mere disgust at the splattery eruption of blood and viscera.

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  • However, Mirror's Edge moves past that barrier in my mind, proving that it is innovative simply by how far beyond any previous attempts at anything like this it goes, even if, all too many times, it falls 20 stories to a splattery bone-crunching restart.

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  • It has a splattery humor, subtle campiness yes, I said “subtle campiness”, and a gaudy gothic aesthetic that defines everything that this type of movie should be about.

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  • But Bailey earns these splattery moments by the earnestness and empathy of his other portraits.

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