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Strippers Vs Werewolves
"No werewolves were harmed During the making of this motion picture"
Hard times for the werewolves that go often to strip clubs and are hard
times as always for strippers, torn apart, eaten, turned into something
in many stories. But times are hard for Jonathan Glendening too an
eclectic artist who has done a bit 'of everything in the world cinema
and directed films of different genres.
Glendening here all wrong and the error list is long: first, he waste a
title that could open several roads, he almost always forget to use the
british humor, that has given us so much in horror movies too, he
throws out a cast of star and above all he miss the right wave, the
trend of the revival of the b movies. And is not all. He
trivializes all the homages to movies such as "An American Werewolf in
London", "Monster Squad" and to a big wolf like Lon Chaney Jr.
Set in a strip club, a thing too easy already, but that justifies the
inevitable boobs of b movie, "Strippers Vs Werewolves" has an
explosive start in the true sense of the word. It's promising, but then
quickly it ends in a long trench of war of words, little action, too
little blood and a few boobs.
Glendening settles the knockout with an infinite series of filmmaking
effects, dominated by an almost constant split-screen and a few frames
with cartoon, things that give the impression that the director in his
life saw only the two "Kill Bill" (but he didn't understand them).
A little 'real movement is seen only in the last fifteen final
minutes, in which the British director seems to find the right path.
And it does so with strippers dressed as Little Red Riding Hood,
a real funny gag and some scenes more or less splatter. But even
here after a nice start he looses the right way with the usual
graphical effects and a pointless account of how things are going in
the final challenge between the two factions.
No way, this film doesn't works and we save only the strippers,
very well chosen. Even the special effects disappoint and are limited
to a simple make-up, a few splash of blood not too much thought and
some easy digital.
Here remains the all-star cast and we say this without exaggeration.
There's the legendary Robert Englund that makes us think of a sort of
union with his "Zombie Strippers" in 2008, Alan Ford who played Brick
Top in "The Snatch" and the narrator in "Lock & Stock" (to cite two
well-known films) and above all there is Steven Berkoff. Londoner,
appreciated actor of theater and TV he became famous thanks to some
mainstream films of the eighties: "Octopussy" in 1983, "Beverly Hills
Cop" starring Eddie Murphy and "Rambo II", in which always he plays the
part of a villain. Other names known to the British audience are
Lysette Anthony, Sarah Douglas and Billy Murray.
We want to end with a warning for all the werewolves that reading this
blog and attending strip clubs. In this film, one of you is killed in a
club by a very scared stripper. The murder cause the desire for revenge
from the family of werewolves, a mafia's stlye organization. On the
other hand the strippers have little time to organize and stop this
retaliation. It's up to you to chose the risk to go to strip club or go
to howling at the moon, like the old days.
Original title: Strippers Vs Werewolves
Director: Glendening Jonahthan
Cast: Alan Ford, Robert Englund, Steven Berkoff, Lee Asquith-Coe, Lysette Anthony, Sarah Douglas, Billy Murray
Duration: 92 '
Production Company: Black & Blue Films