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- Any writing, films, images, or other material that contains gratuitous amounts of bloodshed or violence.
1995, Linda Badley, Film, horror, and the body fantastic, page 6:
- In 1986, Philip Brophy noted in Screen magazine that the horror film defied critics' attempts to deal with it as other than plotless carnography, gore, and effects for an increasingly brutalized mass audience.
- "Carnography" 1972 review of First Blood by Time's John Skow which describes the book as "carnography" ie. "meat writing".
- A linguist traces "carnography" as far back as 1984
- Eric Raymond defining "carnography" in a book review
- from Wordspy