NEON REVIEW: CHOPPING MALL (1986)
'CHOPPING MALL' (1986) is tonight's viewing pleasure and a 'Vestron Video' classic with golden dialogue such as "I guess I'm just not used to being trapped in a mall in the middle of the night being chased by killer robots". Now fully restored on Blu Ray as part of a series of infamous Vestron horror greats (children of the 80s will appreciate that company), once again you can get locked in the most banal looking mall in America with eight horny teenage mall employees who have decided to chill in the bedding store overnight.
Problem is that it's patrolled by three lethal force security robots that look like giant weaponized Nintendo ROB robots. Never mind that it doesn't make sense that you'd actually use bulky death machines to keep an eye out for overnight break ins, just rejoice in teenagers played by actors in their late 20s attempting to dispatch them with vast amounts of military grade weapons and ammunition easily acquired at a sporting store, plus an exploding head or two. Keep an eye out for Dick Miller who got the rough end of a snow plow in Gremlins, who also gets an unfortunate run in with the Mall's pesky security team. And we do enjoy seeing Kelli Maroney kicking ass hot of the heels of (well, two years after) the equally trashy Night of The Comet (1984). Rest assured there is plenty of prerequisite gratuitous 80s slasher film boobs, butts and pecks from both sexes. Enjoy!
Directed by Jim Wynorski. Starring Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell and Russell Todd.