A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world.
One morning, a young man wakes to find that a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but demands human victims in return.
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 lockdown before they can get out, the robot security system malfunctions 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 'til morning when the mall reopens.Written by
Lindsey Wilhite (firstname.lastname@example.org) with punctuation corrections by Brx
There were talks about making a sequel after the film rallied to do earn decent office returns. See more »
When Alison is getting attacked in the pet store by one of the killbots, several tarantulas and even a snake crawl on her as she hides under a shelf, all clearly live animals. Once the killbot leaves and she emerges from her hiding place, it is clear the spiders placed on her are just plastic toys as they fall off with no movement of their own and are much smaller than the live tarantulas. See more »
Smoking's bad for your health.
I have to have a cigarette, and I have to have one now!
[rubs her leg]
Are you for real? Can't you think of anything you'd rather have.
[shoves him away]
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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 »
The TV network version has some minutes of aerial stock footage of Los Angeles added, as well as some more voice-over dialoge between the robot technicians and more scenes of Alison and Ferdy watching Attack Of The Crab Monsters on the TV set. See more »
CHOPPING MALL is one of those cheapies made in the 1980s that was probably green-lighted because of the expanding video market. Even though it was released theatrically, CHOPPING MALL looks more like a direct-to-video movie than anything else. The video I saw had a terrible transfer (out of focus and murky) and the cheesiness of it all could have made this a chore to sit through but even with those things going against it, the film was fun and fast paced. It's totally played for laughs and never takes itself seriously. The upbeat goofiness basically saves CHOPPING MALL from the usually unwatchable Concord/New World junk.
It's a definite minor Cult film.
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