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of or covered with blood

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attended by or causing bloodshed

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covered with blood

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accompanied by bloodshed

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Written by Oscar-winning Diablo Cody ("Juno") and directed by Karyn Kusama ("Girlfight"), the pair seem half too smart for this teen horror flick, which is neither as diabolically black as Michael Lehman's "Heathers" nor as committed to cartoonish goriness - a la, say, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez - as it needs to be.
The speaker's personifications have escalated in their goriness, from the "black eyes" of the bean flowers to the "leaves like bored hearts.
We recoil at the goriness and visceral grotesqueness of the description, at the poetic delight taken in it, and at the fact that dismembering pagans is cited as a way to win praise.
Cronenberg is as interested in the goriness of a slit throat as he is in the tattoos that cover the gangsters.
This feature accentuates the extreme, and often excessive, goriness and bloodiness of this volume.
C4 boss Kevin Lygo said of the film called Longford: "We don't go into the goriness and the hideous crimes.
More important that it survive and be disseminated by young women like Van, through hushed whispers and concealed scraps of paper, in all its intended filth, beauty, goriness, and wisdom.
The blood pouring from the body of this skewered Innocent now has acquired a blackish color due to red lead alteration; the deliberate and copious use of a more vivid red pigment to represent blood would have emphasized the goriness of the event for the viewer.
The sensational goriness of the visuals from Nitsch's work (which can be viewed online at www.
Gays are, apparently, disproportionately victims of violent bashings, whose embodied goriness recalls that of historic attainders.
And although the reactions to her story may be at times rewarding and at other times vindictive, they seem always to bear a direct proportion to the excessive goriness of her tale.
It was to avoid such goriness, he says, that he and partner Stewart Sargent rejected the idea of using war photos for the card fronts.
Little wonder so many viewers almost fell off their sofas in shock as the first episode of Jekyll and Hyde (ITV, Sunday) unfolded in all its goriness.
The goriness and ghastliness of the books, illustrated by Graham Howells, is designed to appeal to pupils and provide them with an incentive to study a subject that has been the subject of considerable debate since Education Secretary Michael Gove's bungled attempt to put history in a straitjacket.
I know the arguments about footage like this - that it informs the public and eases our fears - but there's no getting around the fact that this site wouldn't be so popular without the goriness of the subject matter.