schlockfest

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

schlock +‎ -fest

Noun[edit]

schlockfest (plural schlockfests)

  1. (informal) Something cheesy or of poor quality, especially a film.
    • 2000, "Going Hollywood", Vibe, April 2000, page 85:
      In one of Hollywood's all-time great big-budget schlockfests, Smith saves Earth from alien invasion with swagger and style
    • 2012, Tom Lisanti, Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood: Seventy-five Profiles, McFarland & Company (2008), ISBN 9780786431724, page 45:
      Strangely, she followed this with the no-budget horror schlockfest Garden of the Dead (1972), playing an overwrought trailer trash waitress menaced by zombies on a prison farm where her boyfriend is incarcerated.
    • 2012, Christopher M. O'Brien, The Forrest J Ackerman Oeuvre: A Comprehensive Catalog of the Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenplays, Film Appearances, Speeches and Other Works, with a Concise Biography, McFarland & Company (2012), ISBN 9780786449842, page 49 (image caption):
      [] and Roger Engel (acting under the name “Zander Vorkov,” holding the 1970 Famous Monsters Fearbook, and dressed as Dracula) during the making of the 1971 schlockfest Dracula vs. Frankenstein (courtesy Douglas M. Whitenack).