Remember when television shows used to suggest violence instead of shoving it in our faces?
A shadowy suggestion or quick camera cut would leave the evil deads to our imagination.
I still prefer it.
Some of my favorite cable programs have been stabbing their victims repeatedly of late…and showing the murders up close in graphic detail, the horrible sound of knife piercing flesh as disturbing as the imagery.
I am still bothered by the bar scene in the season finale of The Divide, and the scary clown in American Horror Story: Freak Show isn’t the only character to brandish a knife.
Avoiding gore is one thing. Forgetting it is almost impossible.