For the UK (forget the date on this teaser poster courtesy of www.blogomatic3000.com) 2012 will be the year that Werewolves are the new zombies.
Synopsis: When werewolf chief Jack Ferris is accidentally killed in a strip club the girls who work there have until the next full moon before his bloodthirsty wolfpack seek murderous retribution
Directed By: Jonathan Glendening
Written By: Pat Higgins, and Phillip Barron
Starring: Robert Englund, Barbara Nedeljakova, Steven Berkoff, Billy Murray, Joe Egan
Why watch it?
For genre fans who like their movies with a heavy does of trashy comedy, this looks to tick all the boxes. From the trailer, it looks well made and well thought out.
The cast is instantly recognisable to both us movie nerds and the general public. Mr Englund needs no introduction. He was in the recent Zombies Vs Strippers, so seems to be following a theme.
Barbara Nedeljakova is notable for being in Hostel as the lure, Natalya.She has also appeared in a number of genre flicks.
Steven Berkhoff is a well respected and experienced actor who isn't afraid of dabbling in projects that you wouldn't expect him to appear in. My favourite of these is Beverly Hills Cop, with Rambo: First Blood Part 2 coming in a close second. Berkoff is an established director and writer. He has a superb screen presence and I look forward to every one of his performances.
The charismatic actor Billy Murray is recognisable from his roles in both The Bill and Eastenders, but has also been seen in the excellent zombie comedy Doghouse, as The Colonel.
Martin Kemp, the famous singer from Spandau Ballet (hopefully, they get a song in the soundtrack somewhere) is also known for his role in Eastenders, but has also been in the very entertaining Waxwork II: Lost in Time,
Some of you might recognise Joe Egan from his role as Big Man in Sherlock Holmes.
Two fan favourites of mine also turn up in this: Sarah Douglas who was the original ass-kicking babe, Ursa, in Superman II, and Lysette Anthony who was Lyssa in Krull.
If that isn't enough, the gorgeous Lucy Pinder makes an appearance. There's a lot to love in this film.
With this pedigree, Strippers Vs Werewolves could well start off 2012, with a howl lot of fun. (Yes, I'm here all week).
Check out the trailer, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQlEpTM4abw
Some images from the movie (or related to):
Lucy Pinder, in case you're unfamiliar with her
One of the characters, knocking one out
There might be an injoke, here. Can you spot it? Mine's a Magners, by the way
Someone's got some cleaning up to do
I'll settle for a Mojito, if you're offering