Half-off is just the beginning!
Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.
I had some fond feelings towards Chopping Mall before I even watched it due to the fact that it was also the name of a level in the fantastic 1990s video game Zombies Ate My Neighbours. That giant baby was a right pain in the arse to kill.
I have even more fondness for it now, after having seen it. Some robots, created to look after the security of a mall, go haywire after an unconvincing thunder store and start murdering people that have stayed behind after it closes. It's certainly rather different from your usual slasher, and as such it does actually have a bit of originality behind it.
It was also a fair way better acted than you…
There's a serious lack of chopping in this movie. In fact, I can't recall a single scene that featured any chopping whatsoever.
I never knew Short Circuit had a prequel!!!
Easily the (intentionally and unintentionally) funniest and funnest film I've seen in quite some time. How I missed this back in the day is a mystery.
Now let's send these fuckers a Rambo-gram!!
Probably the greatest movie ever made...
Judging by the cover you may think that Chopping Mall is a zombie movie. It's not. It is however a thoroughly entertaining guilty pleasure centered around a group of teens stuck in a mall battling sucurity robots (that look like crosses between the laser cannon operator in Star Wars: A New Hope and Johnny no. 5) going berserk, picking them off one by one.
"I guess I'm just not used to running around the mall in the middle of the night being chased by killer robots"
INCREDIBLE. The score is great too!
It's fun for the first 10 minutes. After that, it's a steady decline until the robots start killing everyone. At that point, I had to admit that I don't really think the deaths were that amusing or impressive. Mostly just lasers and fire, electrocution. It's certainly not a scary or particularly action-packed, exciting flick. The characters are entry-level stereotypes, the guys show a little skin, Barbara Crampton worked my last nerve (again), and unlike Hardware, the movie doesn't make any link between the robots and anything of substance. Which I think is relevant since the actors seem to mostly be taking this pretty seriously. It's alright. Just not very satisfying.
One of the least accurate movie titles and posters in the history of cinema. No chopping occurs. The original title was "Kill Bots", which would have been more accurate, since the movie is about kill bots that do a Johnny 5 by getting struck by lightning and come to life. Unlike Johnny 5, their primary goal is to disassemble rather than reassemble.
A good amount of boobage, a great head explosion and an appearance by beloved character actor Dick Miller (Fudderman from Gremlins!) makes the whole thing quite a joy to watch.
This knows what it is and does it so deftly that the whole thing just past by in a sugar rush. Nothing here for the ages but a pleasing time capsule of the mid-80s horror film.
A silly 80's robot-horror that is more cheap & unimaginative than gory or funny, sadly.
This was one of the last great 80's horror films I ever discovered...and if memory serves, I never saw it until I was almost in High School in the mid 90's.
Yeah, the poster looks like it could be some great Mall horror film, but if anything it's actually more action/science fiction, as the killer are three robots. Sent in to be night time security, they of course get struck by lightning and begin to hunt people. Sadly, eight people are having an orgy like party in a mattress store.
Seriously...you want skin, look here. Crampton finds a way to show her amazing chest off, as does Suzee Slater. Karrie Emmerson almost gets there too. Like a lot of gracious…
If you're considering watching a movie called "Chopping Mall" you know exactly what to expect and you'll probably have some fun with it. "Chopping Mall" is a low-budget 1986 attempt at making a quick buck on a ridiculous premise. It's an entertaining little flick for those who like this sort of thing (you know who you are) and paired with another similar kind of movie could make for a good double-feature with beer and friends.
A prime example of that awesome 1980s phenomenon where the poster and video boxes had absolutely nothing to do with what happens in the film.
Interesting facts about Chopping Mall:
A movie poster of another Jim Wynorski film, The Lost Empire, is seen in the…
Fun 80's gorefest about killer security robots in a shopping mall (do you see what they did there?). Surely it's about due for a remastering?
Iz naslova je jasno da ovo neopisivo šuta dupe. Da ubojstva (ima samo jedan izuzetak) nisu toliko užasno loša ocjena bi bila i viša.
I love this movie! The music is cheesy. The Dialog is cheesy. Everything is pure cheese and I love it! All teens ever wanna do is party and have a good time. Drink some beer. Smoke some weed, but there's always consequences to their actions!
If you haven;t seen this movie, do you yourself a favor and watch it!