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


‘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
  • Trevor Lovell … Sven (as Tre Lovell)
  • Jon Briddell … Mick
  • Kimberly St. John … Carrie (as Kimberly Johnson)
  • Renee Steward … Martin (as Renee Stewart)
  • Randall St. George … Obadiah
  • John Gilbert … Zebediah (as John Rawling)
  • 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.
  • Gian Gregor … Engineer (as Greg Albanese)
  • John Michael Vaughn … Ken the Mailman (as John-Michael Vaughn)
  • Gaelle Comparat … Teddi
  • Lindsey Nicole Brooks … Tiffany (as Lindsay Brooks)
  • Tino Jordan … Towel Boy / Receptionist
  • Hannah Yesk … On Her Bike Stevie
  • Jonathan Blum … Running Man
  • Jennifer Marks … Female Worker
  • Eric Blum … Male Worker
  • Jean Mann … Wax Woman 1
  • Lori Dowling … Wax Woman 2
  • Sindy Tennes … Zombie Assistant
  • John Chayachinda … Sushi Chef
  • Bill Goldstein … Rescue Worker 1
  • Robert Yesk … Rescue Worker 2 (as Bob Yesk)
  • Bradley Bernstein … Bodybuilder
  • Erica Scott
  • Nils Allen Stewart … Elvis

Technical details:

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

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