Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Chopping Mall (1986)

CHOPPING MALL is every bit the cheesy B-movie that the title suggests. Its goofy plot finds a group of teens fighting for their lives when they are locked in the mall with three robotic security guards that have been reprogrammed... to KILL!! Jim Wynorski directs this trashy Slasher that will only be remembered for a few of its outrageous death scenes. While most of the kills are pretty unremarkable, CHOPPING MALL gives DEADLY FRIEND a run for its money when a stray laser beam competes for the 'Best Head Explosion in an 80's Film' award. If the outdated fashion and big hair weren't enough to give away the film's age, the cornball humor and synthesized score will certainly do the trick. Horror fans will be happy to see a number of recognizable faces, including Roger Corman favorite Dick Miller and scream queen Barbara Crampton in a pair of brief cameos. Even at its worst, CHOPPING MALL is still an entertaining popcorn movie with enough killer robot mayhem to please the average Slasher fan!

Rating: 5/10.
Entertainment: 7/10.
Gore: 5/10.

If you liked CHOPPING MALL, check out:
THE INITIATION, NIGHT OF THE COMET, DEADLY FRIEND.

5 comments:

  1. I really have to get around to seeing this one, as I keep hearing it being mentioned around Blogverse. So many old school movies and so little time.

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  2. Laser beams, big hair and killer robot mayhem you say??!! Where do I sign up?? I actually picked this up (VERY cheaply) recently but haven't watched it yet. Only a matter of time really. ;o)

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  3. There really are so few killer robot movies, this one has to be climbing the list due to sheer awesomeness! Set your fazers for "stupid" and you guys will have a fun time with this one!

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  4. I love this movie. Even watching it with a severe ear infection (long story) couldn't stop my love of it.

    My only real complaint is that John Terlesky is killed off so quickly in the film. I love that guy!

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