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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.
Significantly less chopping than advertised.
Performances : 1.5/10
Story : 2.5/10
Production : 3/10
Overall : 2.33/10
This was so generic, laughable, predictable and ridiculously over-the-top. I loved every second of it.
Except for the parts that I didn't. There were a lot of those.
As I'm sure you can tell from the puntastically awful title, the 5 star rating is for entertainment rather than conventional quality. It's just so damn bad that it's so damn fun.
I love 80's B-Movies. There's a sort of charm attached to them, full of grotesque action, ridiculously idiotic characters and totally implausible science fiction creations. Chopping Mall has all three.
Eight buddies are having sex, separately mind you, it's not an orgy, in one of the kid's dad's furniture shop at a closed shopping mall. What they don't know is, is that some new security system where there's defective killer robots are on the loose. In addition to all that preposterous mayhem, there's another thing stupid about this…
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…
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!!
There's a serious lack of chopping in this movie. In fact, I can't recall a single scene that featured any chopping whatsoever.
Finally sat down tonight to watch Chopping Mall. A GREAT title for sadly a not so great film. Don't get me wrong there is a lot to like in this cult film from the 80s, sadly it just wasn't for me. The acting is a not so great and the dialog is weak at best. Sadly it couldn't even keep me awake as I fell asleep for probably 20 minutes of the film out. However, if your a child of the 80s this film will strike a cord somewhere. There aren't any malls like this anymore. Gone are the shopping malls with bookstores, Radio Shacks, department stores, hardware and low cost eateries. Today most malls are luxury items only. So…
This b-flick provides great vibes. I'd say it's got a strong female character, too! She has the terrible idea that the party of survivors should split up, though. Hey, and I don't like Nietzsche's nihilism, either. It just goes to show you that no one person has all the answers. One good kill in this one. The beginning has Mary Woronov and the guy she starred next to in EATING RAOUL in an homage to that film! There's also an "easter egg" relating to LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Fun film; even more fun with some beers.
4 minute mark - "Trust me, absolutely nothing can go wrong"
9 minute mark - Everything goes wrong
Dumb, cheesy and sort of fun
Chopping Mall, great title. Hey, it's Barbara Crampton! Is that the guy from Friday the 13th Part 2? And here comes the scene with the three different couples having sex in the same room! What's that? The totally non-lethal robots (who look a lot like evil versions of WALL-E) have gone haywire and started killing people? Probably a bad idea to have given them those head exploding laser beams. And there's Dick Miller! Oh, wait, he's dead. Bye, Dick Miller!
The evil WALL-E robots are attacking us! Better head to the sporting goods store (Peckinpah's, nice touch) for some automatic weapons (that have no effect, but let's keep using them just in case)! Here they come! Better hide in the…
A nice campy horror gem from the 80s.
A local mall gets a puts in a new and unique "overnight security system", basically specially designed robots keeping an eye on things. Interesting, right? Conveniently enough the first night a little "malfunction" to the main computer happens, causing these robots to do the opposite of "To Protect and Serve".
The cast of this one makes it a fun watch as well. Lots of funny one liners. Subtle gore in the killing department, courtesy of these "Killbots".
Not really one to look at for being frightened to death, but one for just a down right good time.
A film about a shopping mall slumber party turning into mayhem when the security robots went berserk, with a silly pun for a title, shouldn't be allowed to be that much fun, just saying.
This movie has cool death scenes and boobs! What more could you ask for from a movie? To the people that read this, I just want to say thank you and have a nice day.
What if ED-209 was in a slasher movie? What if there were three of them? The results are just as campy as you'd expect.
"Thank you have a nice day"
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