Splatterhouse screens are torture porn

Winner of bloodiest screenshots of the year so far?

Splatterhouse's slasher film references may have disappeared with the Friday The 13th Hockey mask of earlier games -now replaced with a skull design - but judging by these latest shots it's entering into that most extreme of horror genres, the torture porn.

Just to remind you - Splatterhouse centres around a man (Rick) who fights monsters with makeshift weapons including sharpened poles, wooden planks and meat cleavers and can perform spectacularly gory 'splatter kills' on downed enemies.

It's all very reminiscent of films like Saw and Hostel in its attention to body horror, blood and sinister locations (an abandoned fairground, for example). Like the films, it looks like being an acquired taste.



March 26, 2010

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