22 October 2014

Chopping Mall (1986)
76 min.
Directed by Jim Wynorski.
With Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, John Terlesky, Russell Todd, Barbara Crampton, Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, Dick Miller, Gerrit Graham, Mel Welles.
Call this one of our guilty pleasures.

Advanced security robots (killbots) in a shopping center begin to malfunction and embark on a brutal killing spree.

Victims include a group of young people spending the night in the mall (of course).

Chopping Mall is a minor joyride, but it actually manages to really keep your attention throughout. It doesn't take itself too seriously, so it's worth a watch with it's great special effects and over-the-top sequences.

All in all, not a bad endeavor for so late an entry in the '80s slasher pantheon. Horror buffs know well enough there's much worse out there...

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