Life’s a bitch, and then you die. Usually!
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989)
Tuesday, September 6th 9pm
Otto’s Shrunken Head
538 E. 14th street (A & B)
Released by Troma, Chopper Chicks in Zombietown, written and directed by Dan Hoskins, produced by James Hardy is a classic, comedic biker horror romp. It is also Billy Bob Thornton’s first film, and features Hal Sparks and former MTV veejay Martha Quinn. Enjoy!
The Cycle Sluts, a freewheelin’ all girl, biker gang on the road and on the run from their pasts, roll into the small desert town of Zariah…population 128….and dropping…looking for a good time.
Unbeknownst to the locals or The Sluts, it seems the town mortician is also an amateur mad scientist who with the help of a midget sidekick, have been knocking off the neighbors and turning them into slave labor robot zombies to work the abandoned, radioactive mine 5 miles out of town…A fool proof plan, until a curious little kid happens upon the mine, investigates…and the undead are released from their holding cave and make their way slowly, very, very slowly towards town!
Heading straight for the local dive, the girls go looking for ‘coitis’. They find a few more than happy to oblige, but soon find the majority of the town is a bit uptight.
The citizens are furious that the Cycle Sluts are cavorting with their men, round them up and try to lynch them. Luckily Dede’s old man who happens to live in town (Billy Bob Thornton) and a few new friends come to their aid and the gang escapes.
Just out of town, the girls come face to face with the zombie hoards lurching into town. Even though the townsfolk have been less than kind to them, they decide to stay and save the day. Plus they’re short a few girls and the bikes left back in town…
Banding together with an uzi toting bus load of blind orphans that were stranded on the road, they battle the zombies in hilarious, gorey ‘B’ movie fashion, and finally lure them towards a church that they’ve packed full of explosives. The plan works like a charm. The church (you’d never know it was a 1/8 scale model) and the zombies are destroyed.
Having saved the day, the Cycle Sluts destroy the mine, saddle up with a handsome reward courtesy of the remaining citizens of Zariah (soon to be lost in the wind…since money isn’t their thing) and a few fellas in tow, and roll out. On to the next town. The next adventure and the never looking back.
Can’t make it to Otto’s? Watch the full film here