Strippers vs. Werewolves – UK, 2012 – reviews

‘Stripping has never been so hairy!’

Strippers vs. Werewolves is a 2012 British comedy horror feature film directed by Jonathan Glendening (13Hrs aka Night Wolf) and produced by Jonathan Sothcott for Black and Blue Films. The screenplay was written by Phillip Barron and Pat Higgins.

Main cast:

Ali Bastian, Sara Douglas, Lysette Anthony, Martin Compston, Alan Ford, Marc Baylis, Billy Murray, Simon Phillips, Barbara Nedeljakova, Coralie Rose, Nick Nevern, Adele Silva, Steven Berkoff, and Robert Englund.

Plot:

Basildon, 1974: An exotic dancing club is inexplicably blown to pieces…

London, 2011: When Mickey (Martin Kemp), the member of a werewolf gang is accidentally killed in an exotic dancing club by one of the performers, the other young women who work there have until the next full moon before his bloodthirsty wolf pack seek murderous retribution.

Rumours abound about production problems with the film, and although not publicly confirmed, it has been alleged that director Glendening was fired towards the end of production and that some actors did not get paid.

The film was released in the UK on April 2012 and the USA on September 25th 2012.

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Buy: Amazon.com

Review:

Strippers vs Werewolves falls apart because it doesn’t deliver enough of anything in either quantity or quality – strippers, werewolves, horror and comedy are all under/badly represented here.

Overall, the film was a intriguing concept, however it lacks vital energies, basic technical polish and a sense of fun. A wasted opportunity.

David Flint, MOVIES & MANIA

“This low-budget British genre effort has an admirable streak of bloodied sweetness and decent performances going for it, but it’s also, frankly, a bit of a mess, and stronger on montages of characters getting ready for action than the action itself.” Kim Newman, Empire

“… Strippers vs Werewolves is not quite as horrid as it might have been. Director Glendening (fresh off serious werewolf film 13Hrs, aka Night Wolf) manages to make the film look decent on a clearly minuscule budget. However, all the split screen effects in the world cannot disguise a very poor script.” Screenjabber

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“If viewed kindly Strippers vs Werewolves isn’t that bad at all. It obviously didn’t cost very much, and while some of the storytelling at the beginning is a little awkward, once it settles down the film is far more watchable than a lot of DVD fare that’s currently available.” This is Horror

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