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10:36:20 PM Apr 17th 2012
Oh, for fuck's sake. Are we actually getting rid of this page as well? /sigh
03:38:18 AM Apr 18th 2012
If i understand correctly this page, it's being discussed.
10:01:39 PM Oct 24th 2010
i don't have a better name for this, but 'euroshlock' has always bugged me as the name for this trope, since 'shlock' has, in my circle of friends, always implied that something is shitty in nature. bill landis of sleazoid express uses 'euroshlock' solely for grindhouse and sex films. it's kind of a subjective term, IMO.

'nouvelle nouvelle vague' or something like it would be better—anatomy of hell certainly strikes me as nouvelle nouvelle vague—but i'm not even sure that's a good name for this type of film.
08:02:04 PM Feb 14th 2013
yes, the trope name is bad.
10:42:21 AM May 9th 2013
nice to see someone else agrees with me. the implication is that the films are bad, which they aren't. even the films listed on the page are of a routinely high quality across the board.

it's just a very poor name for the trope, IMO. it encompasses too many different genres and too many directors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlock to save the trouble of clicking the link; "Schlock is an English word of Yiddish origin meaning "something cheap, shoddy, or inferior"

whoever named the trope hasn't got much knowledge of slang, or they're applying it pretty indiscriminately.
06:24:01 PM Sep 23rd 2013
So since there seems to be a consensus that this trope at least needs work, why is it locked instead of added to the repair shop.
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