The biggest cross-over star of the adult industry, Jenna Jameson, is headlining a Sony Pictures' comedy horror film alongside co-star Robert Englund (most famously known as Freddy Krueger). Jay Lee's Zombie Strippers takes two genres that go together like peanut butter and jelly in a happy, horny marriage of tits and guts: the zombie film and the stripper B-movie.
In a recent interview, when asked if the film is as promising as it sounds, Robert Englund told Horror Yearbook,
Oh Zombie Strippers, OH MY GOD. It’s well… I’ll just give you two words: Jenna Jameson. Does that explain it? There’s horror comedy, there’s Grindhouse and this is a new hybrid. This is softcore horror, that’s what I’m calling it. It’s for all those dorm rats out there, when you’re horny. Even Jenna's UFC beau, Tito Ortiz, has a role in this title as a bouncer (pictured in upper left of film poster). Zombie Strippers is scheduled for a theatrical release on April 18, 2008 in 13 cities across the US, but I've read that if you really want to see it - tell your local theater - because it's not too late to be added to the April release. Watch the trailer and get the tentative list of opening cities for Zombie Strippers after the jump.
Here's the official film description, which unfortunately, doesn't sound as good as the trailer:
In the not too distant future, a secret government chemo-virus gets released into conservative Sartre, Nebraska and lands in an underground strip club. As the virus begins to spread, turning the strippers into 'Super Zombie Strippers', the girls struggle with whether or not to conform to the new 'fad' even if it means there is no turning back. On April 18th, Zombie Strippers will be Opening in New York (at the AMC Empire), Boston (LAND Kendall Square, Cambridge), Los Angeles (LAND Nuart), San Francisco (LAND Lumiere), Las Vegas (BRE Palm), Tempe (HAR Valley Art), Chicago (AMC Pipers Alley or LAND Century Ctr 7), Atlanta (possibly LAND Midtown 8), Dallas (CC Angelica 8 or LAND Magnolia ), Houston (CC Angelika 8), and Miami (possibly AMC Coco Walk). On April 25th, it opens in Seattle (LAND Varsity) and Philadelphia (Ritz at the Bourse).
[Image of Jenna Jameson with supporting actress, Penny Drake, courtesy of Drake's Zombie Strippers web page. Drake, who calls herself Sox is 5'11" tall and is wearing 7" heels, towering a full foot over Jenna!]