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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.
Killer robots terrorizing a group of horny yuppies in the Mall of Death. Snatch N' Grab. Short mullets are underrated. Dr. Tall Man? Mr. and Mrs. Bland without Raoul. I'm pretty sure Paul Verhoeven watched this before directing RoboCop. Sexy Lacoste shirts. Slumber Party Massacre poster. Centerfold tits. Neck choke. Preppy Alan Pinkard. When a girl can fix a car her hotness level is quadrupled. The way Mike chews gum. Really awful 80's big hair. I think the killer robots are a cross between the Gobots and Johnny 5. Nerd love. Alison's front teeth. Dick fuckin' Miller makes all films better. Leslie's nipples. The anti-smoking message in Chopping Mall is hilarious. Maybe C. Everett Coop and Jim Wynorski are friends?…
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.
Killer robots in a mall; that's all I needed.
This film is another super cheesy and extremely fun 80s horror film that completely deserves a place in the public's heart and all the ire of critics. The characters do stupid shit, the special effects are pretty good but obviously low-budget, and the mayhem is a blast.
A group of mall employees decide to have a party after hours, but leave before the mall goes into lockdown at midnight, and predictably everything goes wrong. The mall in which they work has recently implemented a trio of high-tech robots that will patrol the mall during after hours and prevent theft and vandalism by using various weaponry. Lightning hits the building and the…
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!!
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…
Film 217 of 2015 500 Film Challenge.
Awful in just about every way. Cheap garbage, least there was some T and A.
Your average dumb teens get slaughtered by insane robots movie, I think it fell a little short, but at least the robots looked decent for the '80s
Paul Blart is nothing compared to this movie.
Amusing little techno-slasher thingy that has some nice gore, including one highlight that may or may not be a homage to Scanners. Pretty interesting how shlocky Chopping Mall turns out to be given that it far less effectively covers some of the same ground RoboCop would cover next year. The whole thing feels very self-conscious, and despite running less than 80 minutes, still manages to wear out its welcome. That said, there's something hilarious about those scheming robotic bastards, shooting out blue and pink lasers, and causing general mayhem that has to be seen. I just can't say that I'm surprised two people directed this movie though.
Oh god, this is generational nostalgia bait - a fine distillation of exactly the things fans either miss today, or try their best to reproduce. Its killbots - which are actually pretty neat - are literally called "killbots". The music is note-perfect retrowave (especially that opening theme), just from a time when it wasn't retro.
And it's set in a mall, the kind of thriving paradise mall from the golden age of malls where swimsuit models are walking the halls and they have a store called "House Of Almonds"; this was filmed in the same mall we saw in Commando and Terminator 2 and a whole bunch of other movies from the time.
The story is as simple as a…
Paul Bartel! Mary Woronov! Dick Miller! Barbara Crampton! The girl from Night of the Comet!
This should have been better.
Skynet begins, in a shopping mall.
Holy shit, Mr. and Mrs. Bland!
Sure, Killbots would have been a good title, but you know what would have been a great title? Laser Taser Mall Cops. So lithe and so giddy with goofy jokes, wild stunts, and movie-dork namedrops (it wouldn't be a true B-slasher without movie-dork namedrops) that I couldn't help but have fun with this. Kind of that prototypical low-budget slasher from the 80s. Complete waste of Dick Miller, though.
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