ZOMBIE STRIPPERS is the type of film writer/ director Jay Lee knows no one will ever take the absurd concept seriously.
After some Bush bashing at the start of the film, George W. Bush's brother, Jeb, become President of the USA and Jenna Bush
is a Supreme Court Justice. The W corporation creates a retro chemo virus to make soldiers fear nothing after they come back
from the dead. It just has the misfortune of creating mindless male zombies and female zombies who still have some intelligence
(and can speak). The Z Squad (Zombie Squad) is sent to take care of the zombies and one of the squad is bit by a zombie.
He runs off and stumbles into an underground strip club (Rhino's) run by a sleazy germphobe (Robert Englund who may have done
this one for the pay check). The guy dies, comes back as zombie, and bites a Nietzsche reading stripper (Jenna Jameson).
Said stripper soon ends up biting a few other strippers (after club owner and the stripper mistress decide it would be a
great money making idea). The zombie strippers seem to be hit with guys (I don't know why since they look worse and worse
during the course of the film). Then you have an innocent woman who needs to strip to pay her Mom's doctor's bills (or something
like that) and she never ends up fully stripping.
ZOMBIE STRIPPERS does drag in a few places and if you watch the deleted scenes, some of the better material was cut.The film
doesn't entirely wok, but it does have the vibe of the type of film I would have seen years ago on USA Up-All Night and you
would have Troma producing this film. Also plenty of bad acting and wondering if they could have come up with some better
humor bits instead of using more gore when the humor is lacking.
Almost 40 minutes of extended and deleted scenes (with optional audio commentary by Jay Lee and Robert Englund) show some
of the best bits that didn't make final cut. Also Jay and Robert do a feature audio commentary with Jenna Jameson and Joey
The two brief featurettes amount to promo fluff (THE CHAMPAGNE ROOM: BEHIND THE SCENES OF ZOMBIE STRIPPERS) and a brief look
at the make-up effects (THE DRESSING ROOM: HOW TO GLAM A ZOMBIE). Rounding out the extra are a few previews including trailers
for DTV sequels like VACANCY 2 (prequel), THE GRUDGE 3, and BOOGEYMAN 3.
FINAL ANALYSIS: ZOMBIE STRIPPERS never takes itself seriously, but it is a hit-and-miss horror comedy. I wish they kept
some of the deleted scenes in. It evokes the feeling of a film you would see at midnight on USA years ago.
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