Chopping Mall
Chopping Mall (1986)
Title: Chopping Mall
Genres: Horror
Directed by: Jim Wynorski
Written by: Jim Wynorski; Steve Mitchell
Produced by: Julie Corman; Ginny Nugent; Charles Skouras, III
Music by: Chuck Cirino
Cinematography: Tom Richmond
Edited by: Leslie Rosenthal
Distributed by: Concorde Pictures
Trinity Pictures
Released: March 21st, 1986
Rating: R
Running time: 77 min.
Country: USA
Language: English

Chopping Mall is an American horror film of the science ficiton subgenre. It was directed by Jim Wynorski and written by Wynorski and Steve Mitchell. It was produced by Concorde Pictures and Trinity Pictures and released theatrically in the United States on March 21st, 1986. The film stars Kelli Maroney as Alison Parks, Tony O'Dell as Ferdy Meisel, Russell Todd as Rick Stanton, Karrie Emerson as Linda Stanton, Barbara Crampton as Suzie Lynn, Nick Segal as Greg Williams, John Terlesky as Mike Brennan and Suzee Slater as Leslie Todd. The premise of the film centers around the fictional Park Plaza Mall, which has just unveiled it's new hi-tech security system, which involves robotic sentries that run amok, slaughtering any who get in their way.

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Actor Role
Kelli Maroney Alison Parks
Tony O'Dell Ferdy Meisel
Russell Todd Rick Stanton
Karrie Emerson Linda Stanton
Barbara Crampton Suzie Lynn
Nick Segal Greg Williams
John Terlesky Mike Brennan
Suzee Slater Leslie Todd
Paul Bartel Paul Bland
Mary Woronov Mary Bland
Dick Miller Walter Paisley
Gerrit Graham Technician Nessler
Mel Welles Cook
Angela Aames Miss Vanders
Paul Coufos Doctor Simon
Arthur Roberts Mister Todd
Ace Mask Janitor #2
Will Gill, Jr. Janitor #1
Lenny Juliano Burglar
Angus Scrimm Doctor Carrington
Morgan Douglas Technician Marty
Toni Naples Lead bathing beauty
Robert Greenberg Big eater
Maurie Gallagher Girl in restaurant
Jim Wynorski Killbots (voice)
David Del Valle Mall shopper
Rodney Eastman Shoplifter

Notes Edit

  • The film is alternatively known by the title Killbots, which also refers to the robots featured in the picture.
  • Another working title for the film is R.O.B.O.T.
  • Taglines for this film include, "Buy or Die!" and "Half off is just the beginning!"
  • Scenes of the Park Plaza Mall were filmed at the Sherman Oaks Galleria at 15301 Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California. Other scenes were shot at the Beverly Center at 8500 Beverly Boulevard.

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Sci-fi/horror films

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1980s; 1986; Burn victims; California; Cook; Doctor; Electrocution; Exploding heads; Female topless nudity; Gunshot victims; Janitor; Killbot; Los Angeles; Los Angeles County; Profanity; Restaurant; Robot; Shopping mall; Slit throat; Snakes; Spiders; Tarantulas; Technician; Throat injuries; Waitress