Free Exploitation Films
Exploitation Films are a type of cinema that relies on sensational content and lurid subject matter to attract an audience. These films, produced on low budgets, exploit controversial topics, such as sex, violence, drug use, or other taboo subjects, to gain attention and achieve commercial success. Exploitation films emerged in earnest during the 1930s and had their heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, often being screened at drive-ins or grindhouse theaters. They encompass a variety of sub-genres, including blaxploitation, sexploitation, and splatter films, among others. Directors like Russ Meyer, Herschell Gordon Lewis, and Roger Corman are known for their work in this genre. Actress Pam Grier gained fame for her roles in numerous exploitation films in the 1970s.