ALL STRIPPERS MUST DIE! ** U.S.A. 2012 Dir: Charles Webb 74 mins
The Market Street Cinema used to be a prestigious first run theatre but after many decades the theatre closed down only to become a strip club. Most of the building is still sealed to the general public but what remains is a dark and deadly history. When a group of filmmakers decide to film their horror film there they soon discover the dark history and forego the movie and instead make a documentary.
Of course everyone has to get a bit of the camera action so we have the manager of the club instead tell us the history of the place…or at least as much as he knows. It is the strippers themselves that have experienced most of the ghostly goings on in this joint. When psychic reader Lady Zee comes on board with the project though the ghostly energy amps up, and we see more then what you would expect at a strip club. This is an interesting looking film from the start due to the atmosphere of the building and locations used. The filmmakers bring a different feel to a film that you would normally expect to be just an excuse for strippers to get half naked for some cheap titillation. It is shot in a found footage/pseudo-documentary style which works well. More so when the filmmakers are doing the interviews with the ‘witnesses’ of paranormal activity. Praise must be given to make the interviews seem more genuine and less scripted then what you would expect to see in this sort of film. If low budget ghost hunting movies are your thing this is worth over an hour of your time watching.
Review by Peter ‘Witchfinder‘ Hopkins