Jul 25, 2009

Zombie Strippers

I'll watch just about anything, as evidenced by some of my previous posts.
I do have some limits, but for the most part, everything is fair game.

So I've had my eye on one movie that came out about a year or so ago: "Zombie Strippers".
Hmmm.... strippers that become zombies. Sounds good, but then I've been fooled before.

After having it on my Amazon wish list for a while (to watch and see when the price dropped to a reasonable amount in case it turned out to be a stinker), I finally ordered it.
It arrived last week, but with camping that weekend I didn't get to watch it right away.
And this week, after getting home from work, I just didn't feel up to putting the effort into watching it.
But last night, with Hotness out of the house for most of the night with friends, I decided it was time and a great way to start the weekend.

I was not disappointed.
So in case it wasn't clear in the title, this movie is about strippers who turn into zombies.
In other words, lots of 'T & A' and flesh-eating shenanigans.

It stars Robert Englund (of Freddy Krueger fame) as a strip club owner, and Jenna Jameson (former porn princess) as the top diva in the stable of dancers.
The years (and plastic surgery, and drugs, and MULTIPLE sex partners, etc...) have not been kind to Jenna, but after some spackle and a few coats of paint she looks pretty good and pulls off the part fairly decently. In fact, it's fair to say that she isn't that bad an actress in this film.
Which isn't saying much, but let's face it... this isn't an Oscar contender.

In a nutshell;
The movie starts out announcing that in George W. Bush's 4th consecutive term in office, we are at war with pretty much everybody, including Canada.
With our forces stretched so thin, scientists have been working on a way to re-animate the dead so that fallen soldiers can return to the battlefield.
After all, once you die, what is is there to be afraid of? Keep on fighting soldier!

Of course, things never go as planned (those tricky zombies), and a group of rag-tag, special force, soldiers-for-hire are called in to fix the problem in a science lab that has been taken over by the undead.

One of the guys gets bit and soon after runs away, instead of getting killed by his troop for being infected.
He breaks a window and jumps in to hide inside a building, only to find out that he's broken into an illegal, underground strip club. (Can you see where this is going now?)

Then we cut to Kat (played by Jenna) dancing on stage who is soon attacked by our spec-op zombie.

After that, it just gets sillier.

The owner and the other dancers aren't sure what to make of Kat's recent return to life after having her throat taken out, but after she goes back up on stage, it's apparent that the patrons of the club really dig dead, naked, dancing chicks. So, since money is to be made, the owner decides it's for the best to leave her be.

Some of the other girls want in on the action and become zombies themselves, much to the delight of the crowd.

While the other girls are frightened by what could happen if things continue.
Anyway, this movies progresses as you'd expect.
The zombie strippers start eating the clients of the club. The owner and 'live' employees try to kill the zombies and escape, but to no avail. And then the special forces team shows back up in the nick of time.

Unlike "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus", which I had low expectations for and it STILL fell short and was disappointing, this movie was surprisingly good for what it was.
Well, maybe "good" isn't the right word but it was enjoyable.

If I had to pick a highlight in the film, it would have to be near the end when two of the girls (who are now both zombies) fight out their rivalry on the stage.
One of the girls attacks the other by shooting billiard balls at her... in an 'unusual' manner.

Overall, I was not disappointed by this movie. It delivered the goods and was entertaining.
In fact, Hotness (who typically avoids this kind of stuff) got home and watched part of it with me.
She attempted to read a book, but couldn't get through one page and finally gave up to just watch the movie. I wouldn't say she loved it, but she didn't leave the room either.

So let's review:
Military forces called in: check!
Scientific experiment gone awry: check!
Robots destroying structural property: fail
Zombies attacking and eating the living: check!
Lots of boobies: check! (or is that "DOUBLE check"?)
Ninjas: fail
Monkeys: fail

So there you have it. It may not be a perfect movie, but it's not bad either.
Definitely fun to watch.

In other Zombie -related news:
Zombie Pinups. Where Beauty meets braaaaiinns.

0 things people had to say: