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Z movie

Index Z movie

Z movies are low-budget films that have qualities lower than B movies. [1]

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American International Pictures

A typical AIP double feature that inspired the idea for Grindhouse. --> American International Pictures (AIP) was a film production and distribution company formed on April 2, 1954 as American Releasing Corporation (ARC) by James H. Nicholson, former Sales Manager of Realart Pictures, and Samuel Z. Arkoff, an entertainment lawyer.

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Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold

Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold is a 1995 satirical science fiction film starring J.J. North, Ted Monte, Tammy Parks, Raelyn Saalman, Nikki Fritz, John LaZar, Michelle Bauer, Tim Abell, and Jay Richardson.

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B movie

A B movie or B film is a low-budget commercial movie, but not an arthouse film.

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Bela Lugosi

Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó (20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956), better known as Bela Lugosi, was a Hungarian-American actor famous for portraying Count Dracula in the 1931 film and for his roles in various other horror films.

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Bikini Cavegirl

Bikini Cavegirl (also known as Teenage Cavegirl) is a softcore pornographic film made by Fred Olen Ray under the pseudonyms "Nicholas Medina" and "Sherman Scott".

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Boom operator (media)

A boom operator is an assistant of the production sound mixer.

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Cinemax is an American pay cable and satellite television network operated by Home Box Office Inc. Cinemax primarily broadcasts theatrically released feature films, along with original series, documentaries and special behind-the-scenes features.

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A clapperboard is a device used in filmmaking and video production to assist in synchronizing of picture and sound, and to designate and mark the various scenes and takes as they are filmed and audio-recorded.

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Cracked.com is a humor website with over 300 million monthly page views.

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Cue card

Cue cards, also known as note cards, are cards with words written on them that help actors and speakers remember what they have to say.

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Direct-to-video or straight-to-video refers to the release of a film to the public immediately on home video formats rather than a theatrical release or television broadcast.

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Ed Wood

Edward Davis Wood Jr. (October 10, 1924 – December 10, 1978) was an American filmmaker, actor, and author.

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Exploitation film

An exploitation film is a film that attempts to succeed financially by exploiting current trends, niche genres, or lurid content.

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Fred Olen Ray

Fred Olen Ray (born September 10, 1954) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and cinematographer.

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A grindhouse or action house is an American term for a theater that mainly shows exploitation films.

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Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network of Home Box Office, Inc..

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List of films considered the worst

The films listed below have been cited by a variety of notable critics in varying media sources as being among the worst films ever made.

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Low-budget film

A low-budget film or low-budget movie is a motion picture shot with little to no funding from a major film studio or private investor.

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Maila Nurmi

Maila Elizabeth Syrjäniemi (December 11, 1922 – January 10, 2008), known professionally as Maila Nurmi, was a Finnish-American actress and television personality who created the campy 1950s character Vampira.

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Manos: The Hands of Fate

Manos: The Hands of Fate is a 1966 American low-budget horror film.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000

Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) is an American television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Alternaversal Productions, LLC.

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Pay television

Pay television, subscription television, premium television, or premium channels are subscription-based television services, usually provided by both analog and digital cable and satellite television, but also increasingly via digital terrestrial and internet television.

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Plan 9 from Outer Space

Plan 9 from Outer Space (originally titled Grave Robbers from Outer Space) is a 1959 American independent black and white science fiction film, written, produced, directed, and edited by Ed Wood, that stars Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson and Vampira (Maila Nurmi).

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Poverty Row

Poverty Row was a slang term used in Hollywood from the late 1920s through the mid-1950s to refer to a variety of small (and mostly short-lived) B movie studios.

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Raindance Film Festival

Raindance is an independent film festival and film school that operates throughout major cities including: London, Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Budapest, Berlin and Brussels.

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Roger Corman

Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926) is an American director, producer, and actor.

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In Greek mythology, a satyr (σάτυρος satyros) is the member of a troop of ithyphallic male companions of Dionysus; they usually have horse-like ears and tails, as well as permanent, exaggerated erections.

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A screenplay or script is a written work by screenwriters for a film, video game, or television program.

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The Creeping Terror

The Creeping Terror (a.k.a. The Crawling Monster and Dangerous Charter) is a 1964 horror/science fiction film, directed by and starring Vic Savage.

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The Tomb of Ligeia

The Tomb of Ligeia is a 1964 American International Pictures horror film, produced in the UK by Alta Vista Productions.

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Voice-over (also known as off-camera or off-stage commentary) is a production technique where a voice—that is not part of the narrative (non-diegetic)—is used in a radio, television production, filmmaking, theatre, or other presentations.

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YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z_movie

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