First time I've listened to the show, Yoda, good stuff.
You definately raised some points about FD3 that I didn't realize, like the whole camera loophole. Still liked the movie as a whole though.
As for your question about when the whole 'gore movement' started, I think it more of less began in the late 70's/early 80's with Tom Savini and his work in Dawn of the Dead and the Friday the Thirteenth movies. It really raised the bar in terms of explicit blood and guts in horror and now it's sort of gone through a resurrection of sorts with movies like Saw and Hostel (not to say they were "good movies", but they definately had that level of violence to them.)
The only difference nowadays is that pretty much all of Savini's work was in practical casting and makeup as opposed to the work in say, Final Destination 3, which is about 90% CGI.
But yeah, good show definately. Wish I would've registered here sooner.