Some genius has coined this term to designate those horror films about attractive women who get tortured in a sexual manner (e.g. Hostel, the Saw series, or the newly released Captivity).
Apparently, though, the popularity of this genre is decreasing.
According to the L.A. Times:
The reason? Gore burnout.
"There's nothing you can do to a human being on screen that is taboo anymore," says Oscar-winning writer-producer Akiva Goldsman. "Over and over again, people are breaking the boundaries of the body, hurting people, chopping people up, ravaging people…. For things to be truly scary, we're going to have to find new boundaries to tread on."
People are not staying home because they're disgusted that torturing women in a sexual manner is being marketed as bona fide entertainment. They're staying home because they've become indifferent to that type and degree of gratuitous violence.
Hollywood makes me sick.