Scene of the Week: The Killbots Are Coming!
Many would categorize 1986’s Chopping Mall as a guilty pleasure. Some would categorize Chopping Mall as a hidden gem. Others would say Chopping Mall was an example of a movie that was the perfect cross pollination of the horror, sci-fi, comedy and action genres. They would all be right.
Chopping Mall or Killbots as it is also known (and for good reason) is a tale of teenagers being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A group of teenagers who work at the Park Plaza Mall and some of their friends decide to party in the mall after hours… but what they weren’t expecting was the mall’s new security force to go haywire and become killing machines or should I say Killbots!
The horror stories you hear about Black Friday shopping pale in comparison to what the eight teenagers trapped inside the Park Plaza Mall endure especially Suzee Slater (Leslie Todd) as you will see in this week’s Scene of the Week…
If you have never seen Chopping Mall, I highly recommend watching it at your earliest convenience. It is all kinds of awesome and features some familiar faces like John Terlesky (Deathstalker II), Kelli Maroney (The Zero Boys) and even the legendary Dick Miller (The Terminator) makes an appearance. And if the mall itself looks familiar that is for good reason. The interior shots of the “Park Plaza Mall” were filmed at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, a location that has been used in many movies over the years including Commando.
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