Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chopping Mall Movie Review 137

Chopping Mall is a horror movie from the '80's and it is good fun. It is directed by Jim Wynorski who has directed countless low-budget movies. It stars Kelli Maroney, Tony O' Dell and Russell Todd.

Needless to say, this movie takes place in a shopping mall. It begins with these new robots called Protector 101 and they are the latest thing to provide security for the mall. They can deal with intruders and they will be patrolling the mall. Some people are skeptical about them. One night, there is a thunderstorm and a bolt of lightning hits the mall's electric system and fries it. There is no power and the robots somehow come to life. They kill some scientist guy and they begin to go into the mall.

Meanwhile, some employees of the mall are having a party in one of the stores. There are some guys and girls having a good time so you just know that they are going to meet the killer robots! The robot killers are making their way through some extras as the party goes on! One of the guys goes out to get cigarettes and he meets the metal terminator who disposes of him quickly!The others find out about the robots and they band together to kill them but the robots are built for destruction and they are not about to let some humans end their brutal killing spree...

The group begins to thin out and they manage to get rid of two of the killer machines. There is one left and they can't seem to destroy it. They play a game of cat and mouse with it and they are on the run as the tin can on wheels chases them around the mall! They manage to kill it eventually and get away to freedom!

This movie was a low-budget affair, but in fairness, it was entertaining and fun. It was an original idea for its time and it was funny to see how old and outdated some of the machinery is. That doesn't take away from this movie though and if you want a tame horror movie with some comedy value which is not meant, then this is one for you. I am giving it a 7/10 because it kept me watching!


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