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Carnography (from latin "carnis" meaning "meat" and Greek γραφή (grafi) "writing") is a neologism for writing, films, images, or other material that contains gratuitous amounts of bloodshed, violence and/or weaponry. It is named by analogy to pornography (although it is often mistaken for a portmanteau of "carnage" and "pornography", this is not strictly the case), and is sometimes referred to as "violence porn".

The mere depiction of violent acts, or of their results, does not necessarily qualify a film as carnography, just as the mere depiction of sex acts does not necessarily qualify a film as pornography.

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