Although they featured lurid subject matter, exploitation films of the s and s evaded the strict censorship and scrutiny of the era by claiming to be educational. The trend was revived in the s as awareness of pollution increased and corporate greed and military irresponsibility were blamed for destruction of the environment. Lists of films by genre. Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is often credited with creating the basic premise of the genre, but John Carpenter's Halloween is usually considered to have started the genre. This page was last edited on 8 November , at They presented themselves as educational films, but exploited their subject matter by focusing mainly on the nudist camps' most beautiful female residents, while denying the existence of such exploitation.
Exploitation films have often exploited news events in the short-term public consciousness that a major film studio may avoid because of the time required to produce a major film.
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