Zombies are the middle children of the otherworldly family. Vampires are the oldest brother who gets to have a room in the attic, all tripped out with a disco ball and shag carpet. Werewolves are the youngest, the babies, always getting pinched and told they're cute. With all that attention stolen away from the middle child zombie, no wonder she shuffles off grumbling, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha."

- Kevin James Breaux

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Film Review: ZOMBIES! ZOMBIES! ZOMBIES! (2008)

When a particular genre of horror film becomes too popular film makers take the concept too far into the absurd which is exactly what you get with Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (2008), which is a film about strippers verses zombies in what better a place than in a strip club.  With a screenplay by Anthony Steven Giordano (with additional story elements by Zack Kennedy) and directed by Jason Murphy the movie concerns a small group of strippers who hole up in a strip club after an experimental drug causes the hookers surrounding the club to become blood thirty zombies.  There is very little else to the story other than a short diversion by a couple of people who go to the lab in which the drug was created in order to find a cure but this feels like more of a time filler than anything else.
The film suffers from poor story and characters that repeatedly do the most asinine things.  Now this would be fine if the strippers are meant to be portrayed as brainless bimbos but the film starts off comparing and contrasting the strippers with the hookers (who are the ones that are portrayed as truly brainless) but by the time all the hookers are killed (which is early) it is the strippers who then become the brainless characters who repeatedly do and act like the hookers did at the first half of the film.
Despite all these setbacks, let’s be honest – the real reason why anyone would want to watch a film called Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! Is not because of the story and characters but the strippers and the possibilities of nudity and gore.  There is plenty of gore in the film but if you’re looking for any real nudity it won’t be found here.  Many of the gore gags are quite good especially in the last act of the film but this far from makes the film a watchable film (especially since there are far better films with both nudity and gore).
Fans of the zombie genre may enjoy the film as brain-dead entertainment but once the film is over it’ll be the audience who will be left brainless.

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