Night of the Living Showgirls
GO ZOMBIE STRIPPERS During George W. Bush’s fourth term as president, the administration’s desire for crises and predisposition toward fuck-ups leads to the creation of a zombie virus the government hopes will help replenish troops for its various overseas conflicts. Infected women become superstrong and maintain their intelligence, but the men remain your typical shambling, mindless undead. So when the virus leaks into a strip club, the place becomes the most popular illegal joint in town. All too often with horror/cult movies, a catchy title masks a low budget and an even lower level of talent, but director Jay Lee (The Slaughter) delivers absolutely everything you could possibly hope for in his film called Zombie Strippers, with a consistently hilarious, brutal and titillating mash-up of Return of the Living Dead and Showgirls, which actually beats out Mark Pirro’s Nudist Colony of the Dead for the unofficial title of best naked-zombie movie ever. He even manages some George Romero–style social commentary, with zombie-dom as a metaphor for plastic surgery — that star Jenna Jameson’s plasticized, prezombie face is actually scarier than the final monstrous version only proves the point. Easily the best movie of the year, so far. Really. (Luke Y. Thompson) (Nuart)
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