A grindhouse is an American term for a theater that shows exploitation films; it is also used as an adjective to describe the genre of films that would play in such a theatre. Exploitation film is a type of film that eschews the expense of quality productions in favor of making films inexpensively attracting viewers by exciting their more prurient interests While just about any film that had too much sex or too much violence to play in a mainstream theatre was fair game for the grindhouses, the term has connotations of leaning more towards movies that were unacceptable by the terms of the mainstream: especially brutally violent films, films with bizarre or perverse plot points, etc. An organism's sex is defined by the gametes it produces males produce male gametes (spermatozoa or Sperm) while females produce female gametes (ova or Egg cells; individual Violence is the exertion of force so as to injure or abuse The word is used broadly to describe the destructive action of natural phenomena like Storms and Earthquakes Frequent fare for such theatres were low-budget Japanese and Chinese movies, specifically kung-fu and samurai movies, usually known for being exceptionally bloody. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National Kung fu and wushu are popular terms that have become synonymous with Chinese Martial arts. is the term for the military nobility of Pre-industrial Japan.
The term grind-house may also refer to a kind of low-budget inner-city theater common in American cities from the 1950s until the 1980s. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. Having been movie palaces during the cinema boom of the 1930s and 1940s, these theaters had fallen into disrepair by the 1960s. Movie palace is an American English Synonym for Movie theater, but nowadays usually used within the USA for the grand cinemas of the 1910s to early The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression. The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949 Events and trends The 1940s was a period between the radical 1930s and the conservative 1950s which also leads the period to be The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 Grind-houses were known for "grinding out" non-stop, triple-bill programs of B movies. A B movie is a motion picture made on a low or modest budget Originally the term was used for films intended for distribution as the less-publicized second half of a Double Beginning in the late 1960s and especially during the 1970s, the subject matter of grind-house features often included explicit sex, violence, and other taboo content. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. By the end of the 1970s, many grind-houses were exclusively pornographic and the trashy exploitation movies shown in them were regularly discussed in the fanzine Sleazoid Express. Pornography or porn is the explicit depiction of Sexual subject matter with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer Sleazoid Express ( 1980 - 1983, and later editions was the house journal of the Grindhouse movie scene in New York circa 1964
By the 1980s, home video threatened to render the grind-house obsolete. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. Home video is a blanket term used for pre-recorded media that is either sold or hired for home entertainment By the end of the decade, these theaters had vanished from New York City's 42nd Street, Los Angeles' Broadway and Hollywood Boulevard, and San Francisco's Market Street, just to name a few. The City of New York 42nd Street is a major crosstown street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, known for its Theaters especially near the intersection Broadway is a major thoroughfare in Downtown Los Angeles. It starts off at Mission Road in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood and it heads due west (although signs along Hollywood Boulevard is a boulevard in Hollywood Los Angeles California, United States, beginning at Sunset Boulevard in the east and running northwest The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city By the mid-1990s, the grindhouse completely disappeared from American culture. The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999