With a title like that, or should I say "two titles like those," how
can it miss?
Many of you are wondering why we need another zombie stripper movie.
Why? Because there was only one zombie stripper movie out there (the
one with Jenna Jameson), and one just isn't enough. Do we have just a
single "one last job" heist movie? No. Do we have only one "slobs triumph
over snobs" movie? No. Are we limited to a one movie where Nic Cage has a
silly hairstyle? No. Is there only one "psychic naugahyde slug" movie?
Well, yes in that case (The Item), and with good reason, but the point I'm
making here is that if Zombie Strippers was the Citizen Kane of zombie
stripper movies, where is the Gone With the Wind? The Annie Hall?
Probably not here.
This is your basic zero-budget amateur film like the ones Fred Olen
Ray, David de Coteau and Jim Wynorski made in the 80s and 90s. Within that
group, I suppose it's most comparable to Deathstalker II in that the
directors of that movie and this one knew that they were making bad movies
with non-actors and unrealistic effects, so they decided to use those
elements as part of the entertainment. The effects in this film are not
just bad, but are so bad that the director wants to show them to you,
sometimes even in close-up, because it's good for a laugh. My favorite
effect involved a zombie's head rolling along a parking lot. It was
obviously just the head from a department store mannequin, with no
embellishment of any kind - not even a wig - covered with a little fake
By using that self-awareness as a gag, this Orlando-based "garage band"
film turned out to be pretty funny.
From a technical standpoint, you and your friends could make a better
movie in your backyard with a home camcorder and Microsoft Movie Maker,
but I can forgive that sort of thing when a film gives me a few chuckles,
as this one did. Everyone else in the film may have been carrying the big
"Fail!" sign around, but the screenwriter come up with some good visual
gags and some funny lines of dialogue.
Man (to stripper patching up his arm): Are you sure you know what
you're doing with medical stuff?
Stripper: Duh! I have a nurse costume!
Given my modest expectations for a film called "Zombies vs Strippers,"
I encountered only one real disappointment: the nudity is surprisingly
brief, and is restricted solely to breasts. Unfortunately, that one
liability will be a deal-breaker for some of you. Given the narrow array of possible reasons to
watch zombie stripper films, I guess that kinda means the film isn't
really worth your time if you've honed in on the nudity possibilities.