schlock film

Schlock film, from the Yiddish expression for "inferior," refers to a forgettable, cheaply-made, low-budget, luridly-advertised B-film (or lower Z-film) with little or non-existent quality; often unintentionally hilarious; designed to take in profitable box-office in opening week. Usually films found in the horror, comedy and science-fiction genres of the 1950s and 1960s.