Planet Terror Death Proof. The genre continued into and peaked in the s with well-known films like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street It became known as chambara , an onomatopoeia describing the clash of swords. They often blur the distinctions between genres by containing elements of two or more genres at a time. It is thought to stem from the defunct burlesque theaters on 42nd Street, New York, where "bump n' grind" dancing and striptease used to be on the bill.
This genre began in the s, when concern over nuclear weapons testing made movies about giant monsters popular.
Examples are Ted V. Romero's Night of the Living Dead , the director's attempt to replicate the atmosphere and gore of EC's horror comics on film. This genre contains films in which a person is raped, left for dead, recovers and then exacts a graphic, gory revenge against the rapists. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Slasher films focus on a psychopath stalking and violently killing a sequence of victims. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Clover , whose book Men, Women, and Chainsaws: