25 Best Modern Exploitation Movies

From sex-and-violence revenge flicks to blaxploitation spaghetti Westerns, meet the new grindhouse classics

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19. 'Amer' (2009)

Subgenres: Eurosploitation, Seventiesploitation, Artsploitation, Giallosploitation
Fans of the Italian horror subset known as giallo will be in Technicolor heaven over Hélene Cattet and Bruno Forzani's genre mash-up, which metatextualizes those Seventies superstylized, sex-and-violence movies into one woozy head trip. Oh, you'll get black-gloved killers, baroque murders, beaucoup close-ups of eyeballs and other bits of raw material from the vintage pulpy proto-slasher movies; you just won't get them attached to a story so much a free-floating nightmare. It's pomo exploitation — but it's still exploitation, right down to the pouty-lipped females in peril and the straight razors slicing into flesh. DF

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