Chopping Mall 1986 ★★★★

There are many, many reasons to love Chopping Mall. Here are but a few:

- Cult icons Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, Dick Miller, and Gerrit Graham
- Killer robots that look like oversized accessories for the Nintendo Entertainment System
- The "Circus Tent O' Values"
- Bad 80's music
- "You smell like pepperoni... I like pepperoni..."
- A badass head explosion
- Cult movie posters in the pizza joint and restroom of the Furniture King
- "Klaatu barada nikto"
- Mirrors that reflect deadly laser beams
- Dawn of the Dead references
- Peckinpah's Sporting Goods
- Krush Groove playing in the mall cinema
- Highly explosive house paint
- Angus Scrimm in an unbilled appearance

1 Comment

  • Yeah, Angus is in that presentation at the start of the movie. He asks about the robots (but I can't remember his exact line).

    The exteriors were filmed at the Beverly Center, which looks pretty much the same. The interiors were filmed at the old Sherman Oaks galleria mall (also used in Commando, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and many other movies) - but that mall is mostly remodeled now.

    "Waitress! More butter!" is a classic line.

    Nice additions.

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