‘They want to strip your flesh!’
Zombies vs Strippers is a 2012 comedy horror film directed by Alex Nicolaou from a screenplay co-written with Nick Francomano and Kent Roudebush. It stars Circus-Szalewski, Eve Mauro and Victoria Levine.
The Tough Titty is a strip club that’s seen better days. Spider has been losing money on his business for years. Now it’s finally getting the traffic he’s always wanted… unfortunately, most of his patrons are undead.
“The zombie effects are very basic – almost non-existent to be truthful – but they serve the low-rent nature of the production and work way better than having loads of fake-looking CGI, there are naked boobs all over the place, some Dutch angles (always a winner in a horror film) and a few light chuckles to be had…” Chris Ward, Ancient Slumber
” …a low-budget boob fest with crappy acting, terrible special effects, and sparse set dressing to prove it. And I’m pretty sure it was filmed in one room. I think it also tries to be a satire in some respects but completely misses the mark. That said, however, there were several moments and characters that I adored.” Peggy Christie, Cinema Head Cheese
” …modest entertainment with no real surprises other than a sense of surprise that the viewer does indeed start to care about the cardboard characters by the end. Most of the gore is thankfully cosmetic, but there are a couple dreary CGI bits; however, they can’t really be said to cheapen the enterprise anymore than it is already.” Eric Cotenas, DVD Beaver
“As you may expect, the movie is campy, which lends itself to a couple of mildly amusing moments. Namely, a stripper gets her face peeled off from a zombie bite, and yes, there is a zombie sex scene. Fans of Full Moon’s campy, low budget B-movie formula will have some fun with it.” Alex DiVincenzo, HorrorNews.net
It also takes 45 minutes for the zombies to finally show up. Once they do, we get a pool cue through the head, a hand in a blender, finger biting, high heels to the skull, and a face ripped off. The best gag though was blatantly stolen from Return of the Living Dead 2. Most of Zombies vs. Strippers is a slog, but the film briefly comes to life (heh) in the final act.” Mitch Lovell, The Video Vacuum
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- Circus-Szalewski – Bride of Frankie (short); Evil Bong: High 5; Evil Bong 420
- Eve Mauro – Age of the Living Dead (TV series); Cyborg X; Crepitus; 616: Paranormal Incident; Sorority Party Massacre; Osombie; Dexter (TV series); Penance; Wicked Lake
- Victoria Levine
- Adriana Sephora
- Nihilist Gelo
- Don Baldaramos –
- Age of the Living Dead (TV series); Evil Things (TV series); My Haunted House (TV series)
- Tanner Horn
- Brittany Gael Vaughn
- Adam Brooks
- Patrick Lazzara
- Brad Potts
- Jonathan Erickson Eisley
The film was released on DVD in the UK by Full Moon Features on 15 April 2013.
The film should not be confused with Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! – directed by Jason M. Murphy in 2008 – which is also known as Strippers vs Zombies and was released under this title in Japan and Germany.
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