Problem

Exploitative films

Other Names:
Exploitative imagery
Nature:

An exploitation film is a film that attempts to succeed financially by exploiting current trends, niche genres, or lurid content. Exploitation films are generally low-quality "B movies". They sometimes attract critical attention and cult followings. Some of these films, such as Night of the Living Dead (1968), set trends and become historically important.

Claim:
The genres favoured by exploitation films are generally those permitting the maximum of violence, nudity and horror, thus offering virtually no educational merit while instilling and perhaps encouraging the acceptance of such anti-social behaviour.
Reduced By:
Deconstruction
Values:
Exploitation
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET