carsploitation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

car +‎ -sploitation

Noun[edit]

carsploitation (uncountable)

  1. (film) A genre of exploitation films focused on cars, typified by scenes of racing and crashing.
    • 2008, Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff, "Total Drag (Race)", Santa Fe Reporter, 27 August 2008:
      Death Race is a rehash of the 1975 carsploitation flick Death Race 2000 that predicted a new millennium in which David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone mow down old people for points.
    • 2011, Randall King, "DVD", Winnipeg Free Press, 2 June 2011:
      Cage redefines "up for anything" in this goofy carsploitation movie as a vengeful grandpa on the trail of devil-worshippers who have slaughtered his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter for sacrificial purposes.
    • 2014, Claire Henry, Revisionist Rape-Revenge: Redefining a Film Genre, Palgrave Macmillan (2014), →ISBN, pages 164-165:
      The film hurtles toward tragic inevitability like Vanishing Point, the classic carsploitation film that Death Proof revises with the triumph of the collective.