A strange virus causes the majority of the female population to turn into lethal carnivorous zombie strippers. A small band of survivors – amiable geek Idaho, laconic macho cowboy Frisco, spunky Virginia, and her scrappy sister West – embark on a dangerous cross-country trek to get to Grandma’s house in Portland, Oregon.

Director: Sean Skelding
Writers: Sean Skelding (story), Brad McCray (story), Tyler Benjamin (story), Brad McCray (screenplay), Shawn Justice (screenplay)
Stars: Daniel Baldwin, Thom Bray, Linnea Quigley

Rating: 7.5 / 10 Stars

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

REVIEW – STRIPPERLAND is Sean Skelding’s follow-up to the poorly received I AM VIRGIN. The premise closely mirrors ZOMBIELAND, narrated by a character named Idaho, similar to Jesse Eisenberg’s role. A virus turns strippers into zombies, and Idaho narrates the rules for survival. During a fight, he’s rescued by Frisco, and together they encounter two uninfected women, West and Virginia. The film features cameos like Linnea Quigley as Grambo, Lloyd Kaufman as Idaho’s father in flashbacks, and Daniel Baldwin as Double D. Boyd Banks plays a pimp, and Jennifer Loomis appears both as a zombie and in the credits.

The film’s strengths include Daniel Baldwin and Boyd Banks, who both deliver performances against type. Baldwin’s portrayal of a gangster-rapper and Banks’ scene in a mall, a nod to the original DAWN OF THE DEAD, are highlights. The movie boasts enjoyable gore and a successful musical homage, reminiscent of ZOMBIELAND. However, the film isn’t without flaws. Idaho’s character often irritates rather than entertains, and Frisco lacks charisma. The zombie dancers add humor, but the film could have benefited from more dynamic character development, especially for Frisco and the two female leads. Despite these criticisms, the film is recommended for fans of ZOMBIELAND or DAWN OF THE DEAD. A cameo by Linnea Quigley, revealed in advance, could have been more impactful if kept secret. The film appeals to a male audience; it’s best enjoyed with friends, beer, and nachos. Overall, the film rates 7.5 out of 10.

Additionally, a companion piece titled THE WALKING DEAD GIRLS is recommended as a precursor to STRIPPERLAND.


STRIPPERLAND | Official Trailer:

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