Sunday, July 30, 2017

Chopping Mall (1986)

I have friends where when we meet up some of the first words out of our mouths are: "Have you seen....?"

In fact, most of the content on my Have You Seen page is collected from these conversations! I have great friends.

Although Chopping Mall didn't come to my attention from such a conversation, I did share it in such a conversation recently.

First and foremost, this film is simply offensive on multiple levels. Multiple. Levels. But, that's pretty much what I'd expect with a film where killer robots are on the loose in a shopping mall. 

From IMDB: "Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control."

*You had me at murderous security robots*

Fans of schlock entertainment will find lots of entertainment with this film. I was actually surprised by how entertained I was - and I have a healthy appreciation for terrible B films and my valuable, precious time. 

With a plethora of campy moments, eye-rolling one-liners, 1980's nostalgia, and really amazing kill scenes, Chopping Mall, is a ridiculously innovative slasher that will latch on to the heart (with lasers) all the B rated and cult following feels.

Also, I can't get over how funny the film's tag lines are - I think this list should continue growing:
  • Tonight Park Plaza Mall switches on the world's toughest security force. Absolutely nothing can go wrong...
  • Shopping will never be the same!
  • Where shopping can cost you an arm and a leg.
  • Chopping Mall - Where they slash their prices - and their customers!
  • Buy or Die
  • At Park Plaza Mall the security force isn't just tight, it's terrifying!
  • Shop til you drop, dead!

Film will pair wonderfully with a group of friends (after a shopping spree, of course), beer, more beer, pizza - or preferably - a truck load of food from the local mall food court. 

I watched this film on Amazon. Check out Horror Habit's Find It. Watch It links to locate where else you can see this absolutely absurdly entertaining film.