Thursday, June 20, 2013

Zombie Week: Day 5: Zombie Strippers

Ok...I've been slacking off with the reviews and I apologize, but here it is:

Zombie? Strippers? Zombie strippers? Did the possibility even cross your mind? Ha, mine either. 

Directed and written by Jay Lee, Zombie Strippers (2008) is exactly just that; zombie strippers. Takes place somewhere in the "near future" when a chemo-virus that is meant to re-animate dead soldiers so
that they may continue fighting even after death is released. A special squad made to exterminate such outbreaks almost succeeds, when one of its members is bitten, afraid of also being exterminated, the infected soldier accidentally  lands in a strip club, owned by Ianna Esco (Robert Englund), and attacks Kat (Jenna Jameson), Esco's star stripper. Once infected Kat has only two things in mind; stripping and eating. So it's not long before shit hits the fan.

I love B movies, and every now and then it is such a pleasure to find a diamond in the rough among the underrated B movies, but this...was simply not the case. Zombie Strippers is the kind of movie where what you see is what you get. The cover and title are visibly cheap and trashy, what else can I say? It's a terrible movie overall, but it is still watchable. I sat through it and found myself chuckling a couple of times. I mean how do you take something so nasty as rotting cadavers and try to make it sexy? 
You must have the weirdest boner right now.

The zombie makeup in this movie was pretty good, I liked the transition the female zombies took from fresh zombie to 'stankeh' rotting corpses.

Also some of the kills were pretty cool looking despite looking like obvious plastic props.
I guess Kat caught his tongue. Geddit? Ha... >.>

So, final verdict? The cool zombie make-up, few good lines nor Mister Robert Englund were enough to save this movie from disaster.

Sorry Englund.
Fuck you Shyamalan, just Fuck you.

But that doesn't mean it's completely bad. I mean, who doesn't like to watch a good train wreck? Unless it's an M.Knight Shyamalan film...

Anyhows, you'll either love it or hate it, or rewind just to watch some zombie boobie action. Either way it could have always been worse, so I give this movie a 2.5/5.

Oh, one last thing...beware the face dances.