Chopping Mall (Killbots) (1986)

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This update of the TV movie Trapped is also known as Killbots and Robot. It concerns a group of teenagers trapped in a mall overnight. Instead of looting the stores, they must flee the machinations of a fleet of security robots gone haywire after an electrical storm.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Studio:
Concorde Pictures

Cast

Mary Woronov
as Mary Bland
Dick Miller
as Walter Paisley
Paul Bartel
as Paul Bland
Kelli Maroney
as Alison Parks
Barbara Crampton
as Suzie Lynn
John Terlesky
as Mike Brennan
Arthur Roberts
as Mr. Todd
Angus Scrimm
as Dr. Carrington
Gerrit Graham
as Technician Nessler
Mel Welles
as Cook
Robert Greenberg
as Big Eater
Angela Aames
as Miss Vanders
Russell Todd
as Rick Stanton
Paul Coufos
as Dr. Simon
Lenny Juliano
as Burglar
Ace Mask
as Janitor
Tony O'Dell
as Ferdy Meisel
Karrie Emerson
as Linda Stanton
Toni Naples
as Bathing Beauty
Morgan Douglas
as Technician Marty
Suzee Slater
as Leslee Todd
Nick Segal
as Greg Williams
Maurie Gallagher
as Girl in Restaurant
Will Gill Jr.
as Janitor
Larence Guy
as Dr. Carrington
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Critic Reviews for Chopping Mall (Killbots)

All Critics (7)

Its no-fills exploitation ethos is infectious, and you can't help but admire its economy, even if that fantastic title is just a tad misleading

Full Review… | September 29, 2016
Q Network Film Desk

Disreputably fun... just about the best low-budget movie about killer robots destroying a shopping mall that can ever be produced.

Full Review… | July 31, 2011
Antagony & Ecstasy

...the film features horny teens being chased around a shopping mall by clunky robots that shoot lasers. What more do you need to know?

Full Review… | November 26, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

Robot killers in a mall. Like 'Dawn of the Dead' done by dorks.

May 13, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Goofball horror flick is salvaged by a quick pace and diverting sense of humor.

July 26, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

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August 16, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Chopping Mall (Killbots)

Silly, cheesy fun that's sure to raise a smile among 80s b-movie horror fans. The plot has three new security robots go on a manhunt around a shopping mall after malfunctioning during a lightning storm. Very 80s stuff with the typical cliched cannon fodderof horny teens. It's actually more action that horror as the would-be heroes amass a sizeable arsenal to defeat the crazed Killbots... but that doesn't stop some of them meeting a bloody end. It's laughably bad but entertaining for sure.

Lee ?
Lee ?

Super Reviewer

After a 'Robocop'-esque infomercial satirizing the "neutralization" of a criminal, 'Chopping Mall' is a wacky B-movie that exudes a jovially fun attitude that removes the drive-in idiocy of the high-concept. Like the Universal classic 'Frankenstein' and, to a lesser extent, 'Friday the 13th: Jason Lives', lightning is the catalyst for the robot's blood-soaked carnage. The mall setting is perfect for eclectic locales and weapons to duel against the robots such as gasoline cans, a paint store and automatic machineguns in a hunting store. The film is concise, explosively self-effacing in it's humor (with a cameo from Joe Dante regular Dick Miller who scolds the robot for spilling his mop bucket) and truculently aware of it's absurdist plotline ("It's alright. I guess I'm not used to being stuck in a mall, chased by killer robots.").

Cory Taylor
Cory Taylor

Super Reviewer

½

A pretty silly 80's horror movie...or any decade, for that matter. It does have several things going for it though. The yummy Barbara Crampton for one, Dick Miller for another and a really horrible 80's cheese synthesizer score. Other than the head-exploding scene, there isn't really that much horror on display. It's a fun movie though. The terrible dialogue will keep you smiling. :)

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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