25 Best Modern Exploitation Movies

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

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5. 'Pirahna 3D' (2010)

Subgenres: Naturerunamuksploitation, T&Asploitation, Splattersploitation
Too winking and gag-happy goofy to be pure horror, this remake of Joe Dante's 1978 Jaws rip-off is the cinematic equivalent of the kid who pops his zits in the name of cheap, stomach-churning spectacle. Alexandre Aja's B-movie monster-splatter-satire was a direct descendent of 3-D's gimmicky Fifities infancy, rife with comin'-atcha thrills like dislodged eyeballs, projectile breasts, and Eli Roth's deservedly decapitated head. Thy will shall be done: let Adam Scott and Elizabeth Shue play it straight, let Jerry O'Connell and Kelly Brook play it skank, and just let everyone else play the bait. If we still had drive-ins, this one would never concede the midnight slot. EH

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