Strippers Vs Werewolves title

Tag line : Stripping has never been so hairy!

Strippers Vs WerewolvesSet at the Vixens club, a strip bar located somewhere in London, one of the dancers is shocked when the man she's giving a lap dance to (played by Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp of all people) suddenly sprouts sharpened fangs and facial hair. Panicking, she stabs him in the eye with a silver pen, killing him instantly. But strangely, when the body is examined by the door staff, it looks distinctly human.

Deciding that dead punters are bad for business, rather than call the police, the owners ditch the body after closing time. But it seems the young girl didn't imagine this guy changing into a werewolf, and now the rest of his pack, lead by a chap named Ferris (Billy Murray) are now out for revenge.

However, it seems that Ferris and his wolf-like companions may have bitten off more than they can chew with these plucky girls, as their boss Jeanette (Sarah Douglass) happens to know a thing or two about werewolves and as luck would have it, the boyfriend of one of the dancers is also an occult expert who tracks down vampires in his spare time. So as they barge into the bar after hours, they find the girls have a few surprises in store for them and are most definitely not afraid of the big bad wolves.

Also starring Adele SIlver and pin-up girl Lucy Pinder, the film owes more than a passing nod to the likes of "From Dusk till Dawn", but with werewolves instead of vampires and a strip club instead of a biker bar. But sadly, the film proves to be less fun than the trailers would have us believe. Whilst there are some genuinely funny scenes and some likeable characters (most notably the nerdy occult expert who they call on for help), the film is unfortunately let down by its low budget, slow pacing and poor acting.

The end battle seemed really slow, it was like they were trying to make 5 minutes of action stretch to 15 and didn't know how to orchestrate the action scenes properly. Plus, considering the cast was mostly made up of regular TV actors and B-movie stars, the acting was exceptionally poor, like they were reading the lines straight off the page. Even the more seasoned actors, like Steven Berkhoff and Robert Englund, who's appearances are little more than guest roles, appeared wooden in this.

The film was directed by Jonathon Glendening, who had previously worked on "S.N.U.B!" which suffered from similar problems. I wouldn't go so far as to say that the film is a total loss (what did you expect from a movie entitled "Strippers Vs Werewolves" after all?), but is another example of a fun idea, badly done.

Overall Marks : 4/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • The majority of patrons in the bar were friends and family of producer Jonathon Sothcott, who had also previously played extras in the bar in his last film "Dead Cert".

  • The line "You Made Me Miss" when the wolves are playing darts was a reference to "American Werewolf in London".

  • Adele Silver is probably best known for her role as Kelly in the long running British Soap "Emmerdale". She also had a brief appearance in "Doghouse".

  • The version of the song "Hungry like the Wolf" that plays over the intro credits, and was used in the trailer, was performed by the group Paradise Point, who're lead by Martin Kemp's son Roman.

  • Sarah Douglas, who plays Jeanette, previously starred in "Return of the Living Dead 3", "Puppet Master 3" and "The Stepford Husbands", though she is probably best known for her role as Ursa in "Superman 2".

  • Billy Murray also had a minor role in "Doghouse", though he is probably best remembered for his role as dodgy cop Don Beach in "The Bill".

  • Sinclair the vampire hunter was played by co-producer Simon Philips. His line about "The Vampires of Dagenham", was a reference to the film "Dead Cert", by fellow producer Jonathon Sothcott.

  • The girl that the werewolves are spying on getting undressed through the 2-way mirror was played by porn actress Syren Sexton.

  • Barbara Nedeljakova, who plays Raven, also played Natalya in "Hostel". She also starred in "Children of the Corn : Genesis".

  • Bizarre magazine's film critic Billy Chainsaw and movie director Dominic Burns have roles as strip club patrons.

  • Jaime Winston (Ray's Daughter) was originally cast as Brandi, but had to drop out prior to shooting. Coralie Rose was subsequently cast, but ended up getting fired after convincing some of the strippers, who were hired as extras, that they shouldn't go topless on film, which is why many of them have black tape over their nipples. As a result, other cast members had to do extra scenes to cover her role after she was told to leave the set.

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