28 Oct 2016


Rules, tropes, cliches all films have them, what sub-genres should I test?

Help decide on future film sub-genres to be tested by doing the following poll (explanations for sub-genres appear after the poll.)

  • Biker films - Films about biker gangs.  [The Wild One]
  • Cautionary films - Film made to get around decency laws by claiming to educate against the acts they show.  [Reefer Madness]
  • Mondo films - Fake or partially fake and sensationalist documentaries.  [Sweden: Heaven & Hell]
  • Naziploitation - Torture porn/sexploitation films set in Nazi prison camps.  [Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS]
  • Nudist films - Films set in and around nudist camps to get around prohibitions on showing nudity by using at exemption for portraying the naturalist lifestyle [Diary of a Nudist]
  • Nunsploitation - Torture porn/sexploitation films set in monasteries or about nuns in dangerous situations.  [The Devils]
  • Rape/Revenge - Films that feature a rape and vigilante justice committed by the victim or a relative of the victim on the perpetrators.  [I Spit On Your Grave]
  • Sexploitation - Films that focus on more sex and nudity than mainstream films.  [Emmanuelle]
  • Splatter films - Films that feature graphic violence and gore.  [Night of the Living Dead]
  • Women in Prison films - Torture porn/sexploitation films set in women's prisons.  [Caged Heat]

There may be a lot of crossover between these sub-genres, many horror films are exploitation films, etc.  Films may be tested in multiple genres.

There are exploitation sub-genres not included here that appeared on previous polls.

  • Action films - includes: Martial Arts films.  While that genre is borderline, there are several sub-genres of Martial Arts films considered to be exploitation films.
  • Comedies & Musicals - includes:  Sex Comedies and Stoner films.
  • Crime films - includes: Vigilante films.  It also includes Serial Killer films which have a lot of crossover.
  • Dramas, Historical Films & Epics - includes:  Addiction films (depending on how they're handled) and  Disaffected Youth films (aka Teensploitation).

There are dramas, historical films & epics sub-genres not included here that will appear on later polls.
  • Horror movies - most subgenres will have exploitation films, depending on how graphic they are, especially the Gorno/Torture Porn genre. 
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy films - includes: Sword & Sorcery/Barbarian films which may count.
  • Sex & Romance - includes:  Sexploitation subgeneres and series the Carry On films, Erotic Love Stories and Teen Sex Comedies.
  • Suspence & Thrillers - includes: Erotic Thrillers (a type of exploitation film.)

Any sub-genres of dramas, historical films & epics you feel are missing and need to be added to the list?  Any films that need to be tested?  Please comment below.

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