Much to this writer’s surprise, there are actually quite a few stripper-oriented horror movies on the market. This subgenre isn’t one I usually seek out — I’m no prude, mind you, as I’m a pretty big fan of Joe D’Amato, Andy Sidaris, and 70s and 80s sleaze — because tossing tons of well-worn horror cliches inside a strip club seems a little too easy to me.
However, director/producer Sevé Schelenz is flipping the proverbial script on stripper horror movies with his upcoming flick Peelers, which is set to premiere at the Palm Beach International Film Festival next month. There’s still time to plan your vacations accordingly.
From the Press Release:
Independent Horror Feature Film PEELERS set to have WORLD PREMIERE at Palm Beach International Film Festival, Florida (April 6th-14th).
The makers of the independent cult horror feature SKEW (2011) step it up a bloody notch as they begin their festival run with their follow-up horror flick PEELERS.
PEELERS – What starts out as the last hurrah on the closing night of an infamous small-town strip club, quickly turns into a night of bloodshed when a crew of coal miners shows up and with them a deadly contaminant. Former baseball player and current club owner, Blue Jean Douglas has decided to hand over her bar to a new owner and leave town for good. But Blue Jean’s plans are thwarted when she discovers the magnitude of the epidemic that has been unleashed. With victims piling up, Blue Jean must step up to the plate to protect her family, her friends, and her bar before it’s too late and she loses everything she holds dear.
PEELERS destroys the cliché stripper horror sub-genre by giving us a story packed with exciting twists, baseball, strippers of unusual talents and a strong female lead. What’s being described as “Rodriguez meets Tarantino” and “Not just a great indie film, but destined to be one of the funnest films of 2016”, has director/producer Sevé Schelenz pretty stoked about giving genre fans a whole new ball game of horror.
The admittedly over-the-top and thoroughly entertaining trailer for Peelers resides below. It’s only 45 seconds long, but it gives you a good idea of the insanity that Schelenz and company have put together. In my humble opinion, it looks like a good time. After you’re done watching it two or three (or a dozen) times, swing by the official website for more info.
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