Variety has posted a great article about the new breed of horror-genre directors, affectionately referred to as "The Splat Pack", and how they are trying to avoid getting NC-17 ratings for their films from the MPAA.

The directors include Eli Roth, Rob Zombie, James Wan and Darren Lynn Bousman and the article covers how these directors have, in recent years, pushed the envelope of gore and torture such that they have had to toe-dance with the MPAA to make necessary cuts to get an "R" rating for their films.

CLICK HERE to read the Variety article ... trust us, this a great read!!!