"So give them blood, blood, gallons of the stuff! Give them all that they can drink and it will never be enough! So give them blood, blood, blooooooood! Grab a glass because there's going to be a flood!"
Although it stops being funny when it turns out he didn't completely recover after that last incident...
One would never have expected that Fist of the North Star could ever be made bloodier, but New Fist of the North Star/Shin Hokuto No Ken shows more splattering blood and brain matter in more loving detail than anything else from this series, before or after.
Pokémon Special, sometimes, when compared to the anime and games. See the infamous scene where an Arbok gets non-lethally chopped in half for an example.
Hellsing has both an anime and an OVA, the second of which follows the manga's plot more closely. While both series have their share of blood and gore, the OVA takes Ludicrous Gibs to another level entirely, which in of itself gets much more grisly at the series goes. Compare Alexander Anderson's attack on Seras at the beginning to Zorin Blitz's death. Hellsing isn't just bloodier and gorier than other series, it's bloodier and gorier than Hellsing, too.
The manga adaptation of Breath of Fire IV is considerably bloodier (and gorier) than the original video game, especially compared to international versions.
Admittedly, a big chunk of this is because Breath of Fire IV (the game) suffered particularly severe Bowdlerization, especially in the international releases. note A notable example included an Aborted Arc featuring Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds Fou-lu decapitating usurper Soniel with the very Evil Weapon Soniel had tried to use to kill him. In non-Japanese non-Playstation releases, this scene ended up completely cut from the game, despite the fact it was depicted only via silhouette. Also, the manga was published in Comic Blade Avarus which is geared towards young adult women—meaning Getting Crap Past the Radar was significantly easier.
Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force, in addition to being Darker and Edgier, also ramped up the blood and gore. Where previous seasons kept the casualty count of Innocent Bystanders off-screen, Force introduced the new villains by having one of them leave a bloody trail of dead nuns. Where previous seasons reserved bloody battles for Wham Episodes or final battles, every battle in Force has had one or both sides being covered in blood or losing limbs without a Gory Discretion Shot. Where the bloodiest thing that happened in the previous seasons is impalement, the Force season has the Eclipse Infection as its main focus, which makes people undergo Body Horror that ends with them exploding in a shower of blood and brains.
Speaking of Higurashi, the manga compared to the anime.
Most of the individual arcs of both of these shows get Bloodier and Gorier over time.
Devilman is already a violent and grotesque affair back to it's 70's roots. But the alternative sequel Amon cranks the violence even higher up, showing more blood, gore and nastiness in it's 45 minutes run than the whole tv-series did in 39 episodes.
The Ranma ˝ movies and TV specials are a lot bloodier than the show, notable examples include in the first movie Happosai gets stabbed in the neck with a kunai and a lot of blood flows from the wound and Monlon entangles Ranma in her lute strings shredding one of his arms and causing a lot of blood to spray.
Black Lagoon already was a very violent series with gunshots and blood aplenty, but the OVA adaptation of El Baile De La Muerte arc turns up the violence even more with things to bodies disentegranting into Pink Mist, chainsaws going through a grown, alive man's torso and everything in-between.
And pretty much every chapter in the interquel 52 involving Black Adam has him popping heads, tearing people in half, bragging about ritual sacrifice, etc. Though even in Infinite Crisis he gets one of the best: shoving a guy's mask out the back of his face. "No more silly faces" indeed.
The added gore is even the motivation of the major villain Superboy-Prime who lived his whole life back when comics were much more sanitized. The idea of a world with imperfect heroes and gratuitous violence drives him insane, making him a major source of the comic's brutality.
Technically, their blood is superheated plasma that burns in space. Hasn't stopped the fan jokes, of course.
G.I. Joe as done by Marvel Comics. Well into the triple digit years, the company answered fan concerns of why some Joes don't die by having several Joes shot dead. On screen. Through the face. No blood whatsoever.
Ultimate Marvel's Ultimatum. It features morbidly obese mutant Blob devouring Wasp's ripped guts, then in Hank Pym biting off Blob's head then later getting blown up by suicide bomber Multiple Man, complete with flying guts and a skeleton being incinerated, then Doctor Strange getting squeezed by his own cape until his head graphically explodes, and so on.
Marvel's Generation 2 comic series was probably the height of this trope in Transformers. Techno-Gorn was everywhere, with artist Derek Yaniger commenting that he could get away with damn near anything thanks to the Mecha-Mooks principle. Nick Roche of the aforementioned Last Stand of the Wreckers is a Promoted Fanboy who pays tribute to Yaniger's style.
Spider-Man villain Carnage received two one-shots in The Nineties, Mind Bomb and It's a Wonderful Life. Both were as gory and squicky as you'd expect from comics which feature Carnage as the main character.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story "Body Count" from the mid '90s, which involved Raphael and Casey Jones teaming up with a woman to help her get revenge on her evil twin brother who happened to be the leader of a street gang, is probably the goriest TMNT story to date—people get their heads cut or blown off, gigantic holes blown through them, shredded by machine gun fire, eyeballs being shot or knocked out of their heads, blown to pieces by missiles,etc.
On the other hand, the heavily-bowlderized history of the TMNT as a whole makes for something of an inversion to anyone who's read the first issue of the original series.
Scott Pilgrim begins as a cutesy, lighthearted series about a 23-year-old man who falls in love with a girl, but must defeat her seven exes in order to win her heart, and his life is like a video game. Sounds innocent enough, right? Until you get to Volume 6. In it, Gideon impales both Scott and Ramona, with very bloody results (yes, Scott comes back with the extra life, and Ramona's wounds heal when she gets her sword, but STILL).
The film adaptation of Watchmen is significantly bloodier and gorier than the book, which hardly shied away from violence itself. Just for an example: In the book, Dr. Manhattan killed people by disintegrating them. In the film they explode into Ludicrous Gibs. While even in the books his victims left bloody smears, the gibs were never visible.
The scene where Big Figure's stooges are trying to break into Rorschach's cell during the prison riot. Rorschach traps one of the thugs' hands in the bars of the cell, and in the comic, one of the other guys just slits his throat to get him out of the way. In the film, however, he hacks off the dude's hands with a chainsaw.
An exception is the destruction of New York, which was just a CGI nuke blast, not loads of people on the ground lying in pools of blood.
To be specific, Saw 1 and 2 were relatively light on the gore, using the anticipation of it to build fear more than the actual act of it, which in the case of the first film was fairly tame when it did happen (two of the most violent acts in the film, Lawrence hacking his own foot off and Adam beating Zepp to death with a toilet head, happen almost entirely offscreen). Saw 3 and beyond throw this idea completely to the wind and include scenes involving people putting their hands through buzzsaws, a head being crushed between two iceblocks, a man being vivisected by a swinging blade, a woman having her rib cage ripped open, a person being squished by a room with walls that move inward, and in the latest, a man being impaled by spikes that inject acid into him until he melts into a pile of guts.
Saw III included brain surgery and Saw IV included an autopsy. Neither situation contains any horror elements, but the gorn evidently merited their inclusion.
Saw 3D (actually the final in the series), finally shows what happens when the Reverse Beartrap, a trap introduced in the first film but never used "to death" despite showing up in following films, opens fully without escaping.
Final Destination, in every progressive film, ups the ante in terms of Rube Goldberg style deaths and how bloody/convaluted they can become.
Though The Punisher isn't exactly lighthearted family fare in any incarnation (well, unless he's paired with a more traditional hero who prevents him from killing anybody), compare the second movie to the reboot, ''Punisher War Zone." The second is about action-movie-normal when it comes to the killing, but the third basically said "screw plot, spurting blood is all we need!"
The Pusher trilogy by Nicolas Winding Refn is fairly violent throughout, but the third installment ends on a particularly gory scene.
Rob Zombie's Halloween II (2009) is much gorier than his already very violent remake. Whereas the previous film had some brutal stabbings and beatings, the sequel turns it up to eleven five minutes in, what with its graphic depiction of emergency surgery, decapitation by broken glass, head-crushings, and more.
Sleepy Hollow - Another Tim Burton/Jonny Depp collaboration, retelling the legend of the Headless Horseman. Features buckets and buckets of blood (autopsies, beheadings, dismemberment...need I say more?).
The villain of the book I Know What You Did Last Summer never successfully killed anyone, while he kills several in the film, the sequels to which also up the red significantly.
Needful Things: In both the book and the movie, Nettie comes home after playing her prank on Buster Keeton to find that her dog, Raider, has been murdered. The book has him "merely" getting impaled with a corkscrew, but in the movie, Raider was skinned alive and hung up in Nettie's closet.
Actually inverted with Star Wars, where Obi-Wan chops off an alien's arm with his lightsaber (the first time one was shown in use) and blood is seen on the floor. For the rest of series, all the violence is nothing but Bloodless Carnage, so this appears to have been an oversight.
House On Haunted Hill 1999 remake compared to the original, the original had relatively few deaths and none of the murders were shown, in the remake all but two of the characters are killed and some are graphically dismembered.
Piranha 3D to the original Piranha. Such examples include a woman getting cut in half by a wire, a woman getting her head mutilated by a boat propeller,a man getting his head smashed between two boats, etc.
The original Conan the Barbarian (1982) film was, while not blood free or wholly faithful to the book series, in line with the action/adventure films of the 80's. It's 2011 reboot, includes feet being impaled and squirting like popped ballons, liquid metal being poured over Conan's father, and a priest getting his head smashed into a staircase.
The Night Watch film adaptation has this for Anton's fight with the vampires in the beginning. In the novel, Anton uses the vampire's seal to instantly ash him. In the film, the vampire turns invisible and repeatedly stabs Anton with scissors. Anton finally kills the vampire by smashing his head on a sink. Geser later pulls pieces of scissors from Anton's bloodied torso.
The more sequels the Rambo series gets, the more bloody the movies become. The fourth installment takes the blood and gore Up to Eleven.
The fifth installment of the Die Hard series, A Good Day To Die Hard, seems to be heading this way now that the movie rating has been confirmed to an R-rating.
Bruno Mattei’s two back To back Cannibal Film sequels are more shocking, vile and even more horrifying than what other film directors have done in the late 1970s & 1980s.
Aside from the video games, the violence in the third Riddick movie is a lot more graphic than in previous films, most notably a partial decapitation shown in full detail.
Lampshaded by Randy in Scream 2 when discussing the rules on how to make a sequel. "Death scenes are more elaborate; more blood, more gore. Carnage candy."
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Watership Down was already a bloody book (it may look like a nice little story for rabbits, but trust me... it's not.) but in the film there is more focus on the bloody battles and actually kills off one of the characters who actually survives in the book.
The Belgariad and Malloreon series becomes steadily more descriptive and violent as it progresses - probably due to the main character growing from innocent boy to mighty hero chopping heads off left and right. Expect bouncing limbs and gobs of brains as you get to the end of the seemingly kid-friendly series.
The novelization of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) remake is several times gorier than the film its based on. For example, in the film, Kemper dies when Leatherface bashes him with a sledgehammer; in the book, he survives this and, convulsing and bleeding profusely, is dragged down to the basement, thrown on a table, and killed when Leatherface hacks into his throat with a meat cleaver.
The dark Cinderella adaptation Sunny Ella features an unnecessary throat surgery performed on Cinderella by her stepmother and multiple stabbings. There's also a mildly gruesome vampire subplot.
The Looking-Glass Wars certainly was intended to be this. However, there's only really two acts of violence that stick out from all the books in the trilogy. Otherwise, the violence is pretty standard, and no more different than any other cheap YA series'.
Torchwood episode 1 features a man being killed by an alien. Whilst this happens blood spews out from him as though he were a hose. This could be seen as part of the show's attempt to look Darker and Edgier than its parent series Doctor Who.
Not that its parent show hasn't toyed with this trope. The mid 70's, especially during Robert Holmes's tenure as script editor with Tom Baker as the Doctor had everything from blood squibs, impalement to severed heads with stories like "The Brain of Morbius" and "The Robots of Death" pushing the envelope. Season 22 was also infamously brutal and contributed in part to the show's 18 month hiatus. Suffice to say that the pre-2005 series got a way with a lot that wouldn't fly now.
This even carries over to Amazon's appearance in Kamen Rider Decade. It's actually more subdued than the original show, but it's still Bloodier And Gorier since it's from a series where every other villain blows up when destroyed.
Which is really saying something, considering The X-Files didn't shy away from squick itself.
The second season of V-2009, with Anna killing a Visitor with her scorpion tail, making it rain blood(or some similar substance) and skinning a Visitor alive.
Deadliest Warrior was already a pretty gory show with all the dummies and pig carcasses getting chopped to bits, but the second season began filling their mannequins and pig carcasses with fake blood so that EVERY hit would result in copious bleeding (and with the pigs, gigantic pools of blood soaking the floor).
Criminal Minds went from merely implying the violence in Season One to gradually showing the effects of it in later seasons to, by Season Six, having huge displays of blood and gore, often the results of "creative" crimes.
If Scarface was a quite dark film for the decade of the 80s, the videogame titled Scarface: The World is Yours is really bloodier and gorier than in the film. Although the film we see that a man is mutilated with a chainsaw but off screen, in the game we are allowed with chainsaws dismember an entire body and onscreen.
God of War does this to many Greek myths, but by default. The myths were pretty violent to begin with, but you got to see it in the game. Plus those weren't really considered that violent in those days mainly due to Values Dissonance.
Mortal Kombat 9 is this towards the rest of the series. Considering how infamous the series already was because of how bloody and gory it was, this is saying a lot.
The later 2D games took this to cartoonish levels. Apparently your average Mortal Kombat character had about 3-5 ribcages and 12 femurs.
Star Wars: Republic Commando is bloody and gory for a Star Wars game, sometimes riding the fence between T and M-rated levels of gore. Then again, the game is essentially the less-than-smooth insertion of Western fire team (not "squad") tactics to Star Wars.
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect is a partial subversion of this trope's association with Darker and Edgier. The game had blood and gore for the first time in the series, earning the franchise's first M rating from the ESRB.
Gears of War: Aside from the already gruesome chance to kill someone using an assault rifle with a chainsaw bayonet attached, the sequels take the Ludicrous Gibs factor Up to Eleven with a flamethrower, mortar, hand-carried minigun, grenades also acting as proximity mines and multiple types of executions than the standard curbstomping someone's head to the pavement in the original.
I Wanna Be the Guylooks like a close pastiche of early console games, except with the player character exploding in showers of gore whenever hit. That, and with the difficulty turned Up to Eleven.
The First Funky Fighter is a bloodier and gorier take on Whack-A-Mole. You even get to rip sharks in half with your bare hands.
Call of Duty:World At War took this to the extreme. High powered weapons and explosives could rip apart enemies, tearing off limbs and exposing internal organs. The ending consists of Sgt. Reznov hacking away at a German soldier on the top of the Reichstag before impaling him and kicking him off the building.
Modern Warfare and its sequels do this, compared to the previous games in the Call of Duty series. It also ups the rating from Teen to Mature, and justifiably so.
Mass Effect 2 is notably bloodier and gorier (most noticeable when you zoom in with a sniper rifle) than its predecessor, and also far more justifiably M-rated compared to the barely M-rated first game.
Inverted in the Command & Conquer Tiberium series. In the original Command and Conquer, infantry died bloodily, screaming loudly. In Tiberium Wars, however, these deaths have been replaced by Bloodless Carnage. Paradoxally, the series itself has been getting Darker and Edgier.
Thrill Kill was going to be this, as it was based off of Mortal Kombat with the gorn turned Up to Eleven.
While blood, gore and organs are nothing uncommon of the classic splatter and zombie genres, Left 4 Dead 2 takes it to the extreme when compared to its predecessor. Shoot someone in the head and watch it crumble?: Lame. Shoot an infected down low and watch its intestines unravel and trail along the ground behind him as he continues to tear after you?: Awesome.
The House of the Dead: Overkill, ironically, was actually toned down compared to the first three games and Zombie Revenge (and those typing games). You could blast chunks off of bodies or blow holes clean through torsos in earlier games; in Overkill, all you can do is explode heads, sever arms or legs, or get a semi-gib in which the head and all limbs are removed — and that requires either the Slow Motion powerup or a hit to the head with a powerful gun (like max-damage automatic shotgun). However, there is the slaughterhouse level in the PS3 remake, in which most of the zombies are nothing but muscle and organs (undoubtedly one of the most disgusting sights ever seen in a video game). House of the Dead 4 simply has the zombies dissolve into pixie dust, supposedly due to hardware limitations.
This is what the higher violence control settings in Rise of the Triad do compared to the lower ones. Also, compared to Wolfenstein 3D, upon which its engine is based, the game is definitely this with the gore on the default setting (which also happens to be the maximum).
Easy to mod into Duke Nukem 3D through editing GAME.CON in a text editor. Just don't go too overboard or killing an enemy with the rocket launcher can crash the game.
The original Soldier of Fortune had a rather cartoonish gore system, with limbs flying off from shotgun blasts at implausible range, heads blown clean off by the game's Hand Cannon, people inflating and exploding from the microwave gun, bodies reduced to bloody kibble by grenade explosions, etc. The second game had more scarily realistic damage modeling (jaws blown off, brains splattered, blood squirting from severed limbs, etc.). Payback returned to Itchy & Scratchy style gore.
The BattletoadsArcade Game is much bloodier than the console games that came before it, enough to justify the game listing each player's "Korpse Kount" and the "Greatest Gravefillers." It's still a game about anthropomorphic toads who can transform their body parts into various weapons, so it's very hard to take seriously.
Dragon Age: Origins is pretty bloody and gory for an RPG. Melee combat with enemies that aren't bloodless always results in blood sprayed over the combatants. The finishers take the take though: death by being beaten with a shield, stabbing and decapitation, being impaled on a greatsword, etc. One of the special traits of the unique greatsword Ageless even increases the chances of a bloody kill. There is also a spell that turns a corpse into a bomb of blood and gore and another spell that freezes enemies in place while the blood erupts from their bodies.
And Dragon Age II is much bloodier and gorier, with body parts constantly flying around.
In Quest For Glory III, many death animations show the hero melting, (if poisoned,) impaled by a spear, or turning into a food product such as a hamburger or (in a famous easter egg) a pizza. (When eaten. And no, it is not as graphic as you think.) While it is not overly bloody, it is certainly more so than the first two games. This is surprisingly Inverted in the fourth and darkest game, in which some deaths just show (vegetarian!) food products if the hero is eaten, and most deaths just show the hero falling. Only few examples avert this.
Perfect Dark in comparison to GoldenEye (1997). There were blood animations in the latter, but not the detailed spatter effects seen in the former. Also, they remain even after the enemies' bodies have faded.
This is actually something of a reversal for Asura's Wrath. Initial trailers had Asura kill his enemies with much bloodier and gorier deaths, as opposed to how they disappear into light in the final game. It was likely changed to avoid connotations of being a God of War ripoff, and most of the footage was when Keiji Inafune was the games Executive Producer, who wanted to westernize japanese games to be able to compete with western developers.
The Warriors (the 2005 Rockstar game inspired by the cult 1970s movie) definitely qualifies. While there was some blood in the movie, it was pretty restrained and nowhere near as disgusting as certain portions of the game, particularly a sequence early on where you sneak through the shadows surrounding a gang hideout and attack enemy guards from behind with a knife, slitting their throats clean open so that they die messily. (And you're a good guy!)
Downplayed in the Game ModSonic Erazor, wherein the series' trademark spikes are bloody. This applies to itself as well - earlier versions had a small circle on the tip, while the final versions are much more obvious in their goriness.
The Brutal Doom mod includes all kinds of gameplay tweaks, such as slightly beefing up enemy AI and giving them new tricks, replacing the dinky pistol with a far more useful assault rifle, and introducing reloads and other things to make the gunplay slightly more realistic and give it more oomph. What everyone remembers, though, is the ability to practically paint the walls, floor and ceiling in blood and gore, blow zombies' limbs off and have them crawl on the floor in agony, and perform ultraviolent, messy fatalities.
Max Payne 3 is definitely gorier than its predecessors, especially the bullet exit wound animations.
The Order of the Stick, being a stick figure comic, would not seem to have much potential for blood and gore. This page changes that, with the first appearance of the spell Implosion and a character being ripped in half on-panel, complete with red bits.
Beast Wars was the worst about it, having characters blown or hacked apart. Of course, they were almost always put together just fine, making it pretty hard to believe in the deaths of some characters, who endured much less than Waspinator does every day of his life (his spark is in his head
GIVEME YOUR FACE. (And that line doesn't cover the staff impaling that is also included.)
Not mention what happens to poor Ravage. Robot injuries were fairly common in the cartoons and comics, but the films made it much more visceral.
The Transformers: Generation 2 comic was probably the "goriest" incarnation of Transformers ever. It had all the visual trappings of the Dark Age of comics with truckloads or blatant robot substitutes for organs and blood.
G.I. Joe: Resolute, although it's not really to excess, largely avoids the A Team Firings from the original series and actually shows Snake-Eyes getting his muting injury, though it's covered in a cloak.
Although the Joes now shoot and kill Cobra troopers, it should be noted that the bad guys still fire like Stormtroopers.
In one episode, Ned Flanders makes a movie retelling events of The Bible in incredibly gory fashion. For example, when King Solomon gives his legendary judgement , he simply cuts the baby in half then and there - and then has a My God, What Have I Done? moment and cuts himself in half.
The Simpsons in general was much more graphic than any mainstream cartoon series that had preceded it when it first aired in 1989-1990. Even if you leave out the Itchy & Scratchy sequences (many of which are full-fledged Gorn), there have been quite a few examples of bloody violence being Played for Laughs and/or shock value. The episode in which Bart trains to be a daredevil, for example, ends with Homer falling down a cliff, much as Wile E. Coyote or Goofy once did. But instead of Bloodless Carnage, we have Homer getting busted open with every rock and crag his body impacts on the way down, so that by the time he hits bottom he is grotesquely bruised and has blood smeared on his face. (And then, when a helicopter tries to airlift Homer on a stretcher to the hospital, they accidentally drop the stretcher and Homer falls down the cliff again, getting his bandages torn open and accumulating even more injuries!) It was obviously intended to depict Homer as an Iron Buttmonkey, but it almost certainly frightened or unnerved many children.
The later episodes of Family Guy can get quite gory with things like people's limbs being torn off, disemboweled, heads exploding, torn in half, etc, when in the earlier episodes hardly any blood was seen. Even when a guy was shot about 20 times and died, not a single drop of blood was shown coming from him.
Special mention should go to their parody of Return Of The Jedi, where just about every single injury of people who weren't wearing full-body armor had pretty realistic-acting bloodspill. This was probably to compensate for all the pain Seth Macfarlane had with Ewoks and FOX's pressuring.
Adventure Time with a couple or two of episodes after the first season.
In the Sixth Season Futurama episode "Prisoner of Benda" a member of a stage audience gets his arm cut off, however all you see are rings representing his skin, muscle/blood and bone. Later, in the Season 7 episode "Tip of the Zoidberg", Zoidberg is forced to give Fry a liver transplant for his Simpson's Jaundice brought on by excessive bleeding, with Leela as the donor. Cut to the rather catastrophic end result: Leela is sawed in half at the waist, her upper torso hopping around the operating table, with blood dripping from incision area into a clearly visible pool of it.
"All you had to do was stop cutting my spine when I said 'Stop! You're cutting my spine!'"
The final series finale tops this with Fry committing suicide by jumping off a very tall building and exploding into a mess of blood and guts. Repeatedly.