HOT WAX ZOMBIES… ON WHEELS! (1999) Reviews and overview

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‘Prepare for no hair!’

Hot Wax Zombies… on Wheels! is a 1999 American comedy horror feature film about a fishing village terrorised by a band of hairless zombies on motorcycles. It is usually promoted as Hot Wax Zombies on Wheels

Directed by Michael Roush [as Mike J. Roush] from a screenplay written by Elizabeth Bergholz (as Elizabeth S.J. Bergholz), the movie stars Jill Miller, Gwen Somers, Trevor Lovell and Jon Briddell


“If you’re a fan of the genre, you’ve seen many filmmakers do much better with much less available to them. Hot Wax Zombies on Wheels is not fun, not scary, not entertaining, not gory, and not worth the time of anyone who might think of picking it up based on the title.” Movie Feast

“It’s certainly got some funny scenes (though admittedly, the humor probably won’t be to everyone’s tastes, it is, after all, a very subjective thing) and it’s fairly well made compared to the rest of its ilk. It’s competently directed, the acting is about as good as the story needs it to be, and it’s got a lot of boobies on display.” Rock! Shock! Pop!

“This $160,000 independent production is jokey but not very funny; it has to tell you when to laugh with cartoon sound effects. It features bad acting, terrible dialogue, zero make up effects and a lot of big breasted women in lingerie. Frankly, it is much less interested in zombies than in the cleavage of its female stars.” Glenn Kay, Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide

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“You might already have guessed that the insatiable sex drive part of the plot is an excuse to show some skin […] I suppose the concept is sort of original, and you could even look at it as a commentary on how the obsession with cosmetic appearances turns people into mindless drones, but the execution leaves much to be desired.” ZombieRama


Cast and characters:

Jill Miller … Sharon
Gwen Somers … Yvonne Wayne
Tre Lovell … Sven
Jon Briddell … Mick
Kimberly Johnson … Carrie
Renee Stewart … Martin
Randall St. George … Obadiah
John Rawling … Zebediah
Lynne Hatcher … Marian
Forrest G. Wood … Matt the Mayor
Joe Babicki … Self-Serve Ted
Skip Belyea … Bancroft Hutchenreuther
Bill Blum … Frank ‘Press’ Miller
Catherine Brewton … Nurse Lydia
Paul LeClair … Pepe the Fisherman
Robyn Lewis … Manicurist Ruby
Robert Ciancimino … Big F-ing Deal Desk Cop
Ed Herbstman … D.J.
Greg Albanese … Engineer
John-Michael Vaughn … Ken the Mailman
Gaelle Comparat … Teddi
Lindsey Brooks … Tiffany
Tino Jordan … Towel Boy / Receptionist
Hannah Yesk … On Her Bike Stevie
Sindy Tennes … Zombie Assistant
Nils Allen Stewart … Elvis

Technical details:

82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85: 1
Audio: 4-Track Stereo

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