January 22, 2011 by Post Team 

ZMOVIE.TV, The term Z movie (or movie series-Z) was born in the mid-1960s as an informal descripteion some films unequivocally non-A. It was soon adopted to characterize low-budget pictures with quality standards well below those of most B-movies and even movies C itself. While B movies may have mediocre scripts and actors who are relatively unknown or have had their careers, they are mostly jurisdiction lit, shot and edited. Shortcuts save films identified as C films tend to appear throughout, however, the films on which the label is applied C products are generally relatively stable entities in the commercial film industry and therefore always adhere to certain production standards.

However, most films called Z movies are made for very little money on the sidelines of the film industry organized or entirely outside. Consequently, scripts are often laughably bad, continuity errors tend to occur during filming, and non-professional actors are often cast. Many films are also poorly lit Z and edited. The micro-budget “quickies” of 1930s fly-by-night houses of poverty row production can be considered before the letter Z films [1] Zs of days can not demonstrate the same degree of technical incompetence; In addition to bargain basement scripts and acting, they are often characterized by a violent, bloody and / or sexual and a minimum of artistic, easily fall into the category of exploitation, or “Grindhouse “movies.

Director Ed Wood is often described as the builder of choice for film Z, his work reveals the ambiguity of the category. Some images with very low budget its like Glen or Glenda (1953) and Jail Bait (1954), although globally and risibly incompetent, are also entertaining in their own conditions and evidence of a compelling artistic vision. Plane [2] Wood 9 from Outer Space (1959) is often called the worst movie ever made. It has an incoherent plot, dialogue, bzrre, inept acting, narration intrusive, least expensive of their possible effects, and put cardboard that actors sometimes hit and knock over. Footage is used throughout, whole sequences are used repeatedly, boom microphones are visible, and the actors often seem to be reading cue cards. Outdoor sequences contain parts filmed day and night in the same scene. The film stars Maila Nurmi, in her character Vampira, and Bela Lugosi, who died before it was made. Test firing sequences Lugosi for a different project, intercut with shots of a double with a different physical size and color of hair covering his face with a cape in every scene. The narrator refers to the film by name pre-production, “Grave Robbers from Outer Space.” [3]

The Creeping Terror (1964), directed by Arthur J. Nelson (who also stars in the film under the pseudonym Vic Savage), uses the cheap memorable effects: short of a rocket launch is played in reverse to represent the landing of an alien spacecraft. What seems to be shag carpet is covered with several players shambling about a snail’s pace, bringing the “creeping terror” monster on the screen. The film also uses a technique that has come to be synonymous with horror Z-movie: voiceover narration that paraphrases the dialogue be adopted on the screen in silent mode [4]

Harold P. Warren, a fertilizer salesman who never worked in film before or since, made Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966). The film is famous for its production incompetent, which included the use of a camera that could not record sound, dialogue disjointed and seemingly random editing. Only three people who provide the voices for each character recorded the entire soundtrack. The film features a character named Torgo, which is intended to be a satyr. The actor wore his prosthesis incorrectly, making it look like knees, it’s just great. In one scene, the clapboard is clearly visible. An episode of the series of movies-mocking Mystery Science Theater 3000 was dedicated to Manos. Like Plan 9, it frequently exceeds the lists of the worst films ever made. [5]

The days of film Z is characterized by images such as the 60-foot centerfold attack (1995) and Bikini Cavegirl (2004), both directed by Fred Olen Ray, who combine traditional genre themes with nudity or prnography sftcor wide [6]. These images, often after straight to video, are fodder for late night broadcast on television services such as HBO subscripteion Zone.
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