Chopping Mall is 78 minutes of mean-spirited, unrestrained mayhem featuring robots running amok in a San Fernando Valley shopping mall.
The victims are young shopping mall employees having a sex party in a furniture store long after the last shopper has gone home. The perpetrators are 2-foot-tall robots programmed as mall security guards and equipped with lasers, stun guns and clawed limbs – except their circuitry goes haywire in an electrical storm.
All they do is zap their human prey and say “Thank you. Have a nice day”.
Elevators, stairs, mannequins, air-conditioning ducts, steel doors and other things found in any mall are used by the terrified teens to evade the ravaging robots.
Death for humans and machines occurs via electrocution, laser beam, fire, bullets, arrows, choking and crushing.
Director Jim Wynorski also co-wrote the screenplay with Steve Mitchell and provides the voices of the killer robots.
Crudely made and just short of totally worthless, it’s a one-note samba devoted to chasing, hiding, screaming and murder.
Dr Stan Simon
Angus Scrimm (as Lawrence Guy)