It sets the tone for the rest of the pilot episode, a schlocky collection of tired tropes and telegraphed setups.
(Though not entirely —rumor has it that schlocky film kept posting worse and worse test screening scores).
Piranha 3D, the new horror movie by director Alexandre Aja, which marks the big-screen return of the schlocky creature feature.
Roberto Bolano recounts a schlocky French zombie movie scene by scene.
Sons of Anarchy has been called shallow, schlocky, and meandering.
It is both darker than its unpleasant reputation and, simultaneously, more enduringly majestic than a schlocky brochure.
Inferior; shoddy; cheap and gaudy; junkie (1968+)