Z-film (Z-movie)

Z-film r to a very low-budgeted, independently-made, non-union, less than B-film grade movie, usually with first-time director and actors. Often quickly-made for the teenaged youth market and amateurish-looking, but with campy appeal; with exploitational subject matter that includes surfing films, motorcycle flicks, cheap horror films, etc. Z-films become prime candidates for "cult film" status.