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Chopping Mall (1986)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  21 March 1986 (USA)
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Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.

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Alison Parks
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Ferdy Meisel
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Rick Stanton
Karrie Emerson ...
Linda Stanton
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Suzie Lynn
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Greg Williams
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Mike Brennan
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Leslie Todd
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Technician Nessler
Mel Welles ...
Cook
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Miss Vanders
Paul Coufos ...
Dr. Stan Simon
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A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, The robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. One by one the three bots try to rid the mall of the "Intruders". The only weapons the kids can use are the supplies in other stores. Or...if they can make it till morning when the mall opens back up Written by Lindsey Wilhite (amity1382@msn.com)

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Where shopping can cost you an arm and a leg. See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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21 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Killbots  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Cameo[Dick Miller]: the same character he played in A Bucket of Blood (1959), another Roger Corman production. See more »

Goofs

When the guys leave the gun store, they stand around and talk for a minute. During this scene, Ferdy alternates between holding his revolver with two hands and holding it with one hand and a propane tank in the other. See more »

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Greg: You smell like pepperoni.
Suzie Lynn: Well, if that's how you feel...
Greg: Wait a minute...
Suzie Lynn: What?
Greg: I LIKE pepperoni.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, the name of each actor appears over their photo. However, the name of the person whose character is decapitated appears over a photo of their headless shoulders. See more »

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Streetwalkin'
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Written and Produced by Michael Ender and Odette Springer
Performed by Sylvia St. James
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Exterminating all Mallrats!
26 February 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

In this insignificant but nevertheless fun 80's low-budgeter, the sex-hungry teenagers for once aren't chased around by a killer wearing a ridiculous mask but by a troop of malfunctioning and heavily armed security robots! Four couples that work in various stores at the Park Plaza shopping mall secretly throw an after hours party during the same night when a lightening storm completely disorientates the 3 brand new "Protector" robots and get killed off one by one. "Chopping Mall" (how can you not love that title?) is a lot of fun to watch and it's easily Jim Wynorski's best effort out of more than 60 directed films. Despite the fact that "Chopping Mall" doesn't take itself too seriously and mainly focuses on satire, there really are some tense moments and properly mounted suspense sequences. The laser head-explosion sequence is famous and there are multiple other cheese-highlights. But what is perhaps the most surprising, are the engaging acting performances and the welcome amount of tasteful nudity. The most familiar cute face in the cast is Barbara Crampton who stars as a screaming beauty in between her two greatest films "Re-Animator" and "From Beyond". Truly ingenious are the endless references towards Roger Corman's repertoire, especially illustrated through cameos of Paul Bartel, Dick Miller and Mary Woronov. Unquestionably, "Chopping Mall" is a righteous guilty pleasure of many, many horror fans.


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