Splatterpunk vs Horror

Just a sticky note post,  a little fun fact  just learned from reading a post from John McNee. The following is taken from a post on Goodreads.

” Erin wrote: “What’s the difference between splatterpunk and horror? I would never use the term splatterpunk if I were describing a gory book, I would just say it was gory”
John McNee answered…

“‘Splatterpunk’ is (or was) a subgenre of horror, but I think most people just use the term ‘extreme horror’ now.

Usually it means you can expect a LOT of gore and “extreme” subject matter crossing the line of good taste. At least, more than you would tend to find in mainstream horror like Stephen King or Dean Koontz.

I’m honestly not sure how helpful the label is. People who are looking for a more intense horror experience will gravitate towards so-called ‘splatterpunk’ writers, but a lot of otherwise open-minded horror fans refuse to read any ‘splatterpunk’ at all because of what they imagine books with that label will be like.”

I like that. 

4 replies on “Splatterpunk vs Horror”

Jada, I have one book that I haven’t been able to finish.I am trying to finish it to review it! I just can’t pick it back up! 😡 GENITAL GRINDER (Ryan Harding)
Maybe I’ll pick it back up today, see if I can get through some more.
The stories, without the yuck factor, are great! It’s just hard to read with your eyes closed!
I’m not sure exactly which category it falls into – torture porn and find a word for a group of authors having a gross-out contest. I’m sure it is splatterpunk. 😀
Read this from the Amazon page…
“Think you’re hardcore? Think again. If you’ve handled everything Edward Lee, Wrath James White, and Bryan Smith have thrown at you, then put on your rubber parka, spread some plastic across the floor, and get ready for Ryan Harding, the unsung master of hardcore horror. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. Harding’s work is like an acid bath, and pain has never been so sweet.” – Brian Keene

Here is the Amazon page –

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