Chopping Mall (1986)

Directed by Jim Wynorski.  Written by Jim Wynorski and Steve Mitchell.  Starring Kelli Maroney, Mary Woronov, Russell Todd, Barbara Crampton and Tony O’Dell.

Plot: a group of teens are trapped in a chopping mall with new, murderous, security robots


The mall has recently increased security everywhere.  They’ve even gotten a bunch of robots that stun and detain criminals.  Of course, something goes wrong with the robots.  Because that’s how life is.  Something always goes wrong with the robots.

So, now that something is wrong with the robots, they’re killers.  Going far and beyond detainment, they begin killing people.  The teenagers partying overnight see them kill someone and freak out.  And here comes the movie.

It all comes off very tongue-in-cheek.  It’s ridiculous and it’s hilarious.  There’s boob shots and scenes of people splitting up when they should be sticking together.  We, of course, own it.  The best and most hilarious thing of all is perhaps the fact that the robots have learned to communicate with one another and blow people’s heads clear off, but it takes them an hour just to laser a fucking hole in a wall.  It makes no sense.  If you want sense, go somewhere else.  If you want to laugh and have a good time, watch this.

Score from us: 74.

“Have a nice day!”


About TaraRomero

I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. When I'm alone I like to sing really loudly to songs I know really well and pretend I'm actually good at it. 2. I am a bonified Hiddlestoner. 3. I have kept a journal for the last 25 years and I still own every one of them. 4. I like ordering travel magazines and picking out trips I'm going to take when I'm rich. 5. I'm currently worrying about my brother. I always worry about my brother. He's younger and it's my job. 6. If I knew I was dying in one hour, I would type a very strange email and then go spend time with my family (including my fur babies). 7. The best non-horror movie I've seen recently is The Giant Mechanical Man. 8. I am obsessed with Bob's Burgers and I watch one episode every night before I go to bed. 9. If I had a son I'd name him Malachai (as in Christian Mythology). If I had a daughter I'd name her Antigone (as in Greek Mythology). 10. My favorite band is and I supposed always will be, Matchbox Twenty. However, the music has become more upbeat lately and I don't like it as much. Just being honest.
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