CHOPPER CHICKS IN ZOMBIETOWN
The fun in the film comes with Cycle Sluts themselves. Perhaps what surprises is that they come with surprisingly rounded and often against type characterisations one is caught between the role her husband wants for her and freedom as a Cycle Slut; another calls home from a phone-box with advice for her children; another is an elective mute. The one that appears to be having the most fun is Catherine Carlen as the hard-as-nails-tough lesbian gang leader Rox who delights in calling herself a bitch, spends her time strutting in black leather and cracking a bullwhip, and in one joyous show-stopping moment blows the locals away by dancing to a hard number on the town bars jukebox.
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown has largely been conceived as Return of the Living Dead (1985) meets She-Devils on Wheels (1968). The fun of the film is geared towards the climax when the Cycle Sluts, after having fought to overcome the distrust of the locals, take on the zombies with everything from chainsaws to baseball bats, handguns, blowtorches and staple guns. It is an appealing film. That said, Tromas penchant for outrageous bad taste titles Surf Nazis Must Die (1987), Stuff Stephanie in the Incinerator (1989), A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell (1990) and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) seems to have encountered a failure of nerve when it came to this films title, where they do not seem daring enough to go all the way call the film Cycle Sluts in Zombietown.
The one performance of note that Chopper Chicks in Zombietown holds in retrospect is later-to-be A-list star Billy Bob Thornton who has a minor role as Jamie Roses redneck husband.
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