Chopping Mall

Chopping Mall (1986)

Genres - Horror, Science Fiction  |   Release Date - Mar 14, 1986  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Chopping Mall is an American science fiction horror film produced by Julie Corman and originally released on March 21, 1986 under the title Killbots. Lionsgate released the film twice on DVD: once in 2004 (with special features including a featurette, commentary, still gallery and trailer) and in 2012 as part of an 8-horror film DVD set. Upon release, the movie did poorly at the box office, however it did better when it was re-released as Chopping Mall. The film is based around killer security robots taking over a shopping mall and murdering teenage employees. The term killbot is never actually mentioned during the movie. Jim Wynorski directed the movie and wrote it with Steve Mitchell. It was filmed mostly at Sherman Oaks Galleria, with occasional set shots (e.g., the paint store). The movie starred Kelli Maroney (who appeared in Night of the Comet and the daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope) and Tony O'Dell (from the TV series Head of the Class). Roger Corman and his wife Julie produced it. Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov share a cameo as their characters from Eating Raoul, Paul and Mary Bland. Chopping Mall also acts as a debut film for Rodney Eastman, who later went on to star in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. There are at least two different versions of the movie. The TV cut has some extra footage, like a small homage to Attack of the Crab Monsters, extended scenes of Ferdy and Allison watching TV, some aerial shots, and an extension of one of the Ferdy/Allison scenes. This is one of those rare times when the TV edit has more than a few extra seconds of footage over the theatrical version, but no official source offers this version. On the DVD commentary tracks, Wynorski and Mitchell discussed many details of making the film, including an injury that the director suffered while helping prepare a stunt sequence, their unfriendly relationship with the Galleria's security chief (and friendly one with the mall's owner), the many beautiful women who were part of the cast, and ways that they dealt with having little time or money and finished their work on time.

Movie Info

Budget

$800,000

Tags

Cult, Electrocution, Laser, Mall, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Nudity, Party, Remote Control, Robot, Sex, Shopping Mall, Violent

Attributes

Filming Location: Beverly Center, Sherman Oaks Galleria
Narrative Location: Los Angeles

Alternate Titles

Chopping Mall
AU, CA, EC, IN, GB, US
Dödens varuhus
SE
Horror w pasażu handlowym
PL
Killbots
BE, US
Kto z koho
SK
Kuoleman kauppa
FI
Le Centre d'Hachis
CA
Obchoďák smrti
CZ
R.O.B.O.T.
US
Robôs Assassinos
BR
Robot
US
Robots asesinos
MX, ES
Roboty smierci
PL
Shopping
FR, DE
Supermarket horror
IT
Terror em Park Plaza
PT
Роботы-убийцы
, RU, SU
キルボット
JP
夜困殺人場
HK
砍槌
CN
血腥杀人船
CN