Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Horror Movie Review: Zombie Strippers!

Zombie Strippers!

Starring: Jenna Jameson, Robert Englund, Roxy Saint, and Penny Drake

Directed by: Jay Lee

Written by: Jay Lee

Production Company: Production Headquarters

Release Date: February 23, 2008

Admit it...Some of you...you see the title...Zombie Strippers! And you say, "I have got to see that!" You don't have to read this review. The review, it doesn't matter. You've got zombies...You've got strippers...You've got Zombie Strippers! and it's a done deal.

Yeah, me too...

For the rest of you, this review is for you.

In the near future, about 8 years or so, a virus gets released that creates zombies. It's a government created virus based on the X-chromosome making women partially resistent, but as one of the doctors on the project says, "...once you get a man in there, like everything else, it all goes to shit."

So a military unit is called in to contain an outbreak, but they are less than successful as an infected males runs and hides...in a strip club. After the infected zombies out and attacks one of the strippers, things get really crazy. The new zombie stripper is more popular than she was before and the remaining strippers have to decide, is the attention worth being a zombie, and the owner of the strip club has to figure out if the money is worth the clean-up required when the zombie strippers feed.

Clearly Zombie Strippers adds some comedy to this popular horror sub-genre.

What Zombie Strippers! serves up, other than ample gore and tits, is satire. The world we find these undead hotties is one in which George W. Bush has taken his fourth term in office and nudity has been banned. One character even says, "Iraq is making us enough money to make God cream in His fucking jeans!"

Jenna Jameson plays the lead zombie stripper Kat with Roxy Saint and Penny Drake her zombie acolytes. Their performances, while not examples of good acting, are still entertaining. Jameson will return to the horror-comedy genre making a cameo appearance in October 30, 2009 premiere of Horrorween about dot-com millionaires who build a haunted house to impress the neighbors. Penny Drake was already experienced in horror-comedy with her appearance in The Cook but will take a more serious turn in Necrosis about six friends trapped in a snow storm and either haunted by the ghosts of the Donner Party, or their own Cabin Fever. Robert Englund, though, steals the show as strip club owner Ian. Englund again shows us his great sense of humor and comedic timing with the slimy businessman. He will reprise his role as Mayor Buckman in the sequel to 2001 Maniacs, 2001 Maniacs: The Beverly Hellbillys. After the sheriff refuses to cover up any further for the maniacs causing all the missing persons in the area, they're forced to hit the road in what's dubbed the "Pleasant Valley Traveling Road Show," where the maniacs head across country in hopes of gathering more victims.

The satire is sharp and the humor entertaining, including a reference to "Weird Al" Yankovic's UHF and a spoof of, what seems to be, the marines in Aliens.

My only complaint is that, while I love the naked female form, I felt like, as in Orgy of the Dead too much time was spent on naked women dancing and not enough on the script.

Related Horror Movie Trailers

Animated Horrorween trailer

The Cook starring Penny Drake

2001 Maniacs starring Robert Englund


kelloggs said...

you think "too much time" was spent on naked women dancing?! I'm sure.
I'm downloading this movie right now. I've seen it on pay-per-view and never had the guts to pay for it, but now that someone else approves I guess I'll give it a chance. I mean, it IS Jenna Jameson. and Robert Englund. but most of all, naked zombies...

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