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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Zombie Strippers

There are movies in this world that are so deliciously bad they're good, Zombie Strippers is one of them. Zombie Strippers is a fun and quirky film with some great political commentary hidden among the nudity and bloodshed.

The film begins in 2012, America is at war with practically everyone, Bush is on his 5th consecutive and fixed term, and public nudity has been outlawed. Due to the lack of soldiers, a chemo-virus has been invented to render keep the soldiers fighting, dead or alive. However the virus inadvertently gets released into an illegal strip club. The undead strippers learn that they become better and hotter dancers. The human strippers struggle with the desire to conform to the new fad and give up their humanity.

The cast includes adult film star Jenna Jameson and Robert Englund who is best known as playing the iconic Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare On Elm Street series. Englund is hysterical as the sleazy, opportunistic strip club owner. And say what you want about Jenna Jameson, the girl can act.

This is a film that does not take itself seriously. It's fun, B-Grade, a refreshing bit of cinematic junk food. It oddly has a Tarentino meets Starship Troopers (the movie) vibe to it which I enjoyed. If you are offended by gore, nudity, or just don't have the appreciation for "bad movies" this film isn't for you. However if my description hasn't turned you off the film I think you'll enjoy it.