oct 1, 1968 - Splatter Films
Popularized by the release of George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" in 1968, the Splatter Film subgenre typically involves graphic portrayals of gore and violence. Heavily censored by a government that had previously not dealt with simulated violence of such a scale, the subgenre was extremely popular nonetheless, with film-makers such as Herschell Gordon Lewis building entire careers around Splatter Films. Some films in the genre include "Blood Feast", "The Gruesome Twosome", "The Wizard of Gore", and "Psycho".
(Image: "Night of the Living Dead" poster. Image Ten. 1968.)
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