A term used to describe a movie that sacrifices the traditional film-making concepts such as good acting, character development, production values, creative directing and an understandable plot outline in favor for sex, gore, nudity, violence and other shocking themes.
The term originates from the word used to describe theatres that were known to screen such movies.
The term has now been repopularized through Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez movie using that particular name.
Dude 1: "Dude, would you be so kind as to pass me that grindhouse-dvd over there?"
Dude 2: "Which one? Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Thriller, Cannibal Holocaust, The Beyond, I Spit On Your Grave, Last House On the Left, The Big Bird Cage, I Drink Your Blood, Bloodsucking Freaks, The Toolbox Murders, Superfly, Blacula, Dr.Blackenstein, Zombi Flesh Eaters, Virus, Mondo Cannibale, Porn Holocaust, Faster Pussycat Kill Kill, Supervixens, Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens, The Illsa Trilogy Box or the various Emanuelle flicks with Laura Gemser?"
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