Chopping Mall (1986) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

In recent months, we have been releasing several series on the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel under the Revisited banner. Best Horror Movie You Never Saw, The Black Sheep, Deconstructing, Horror Party Movies, Best Foreign Horror Movies, Playing with Fear, Real Slashers, they all fall under the Revisited banner. Now we’re adding another show into the mix, one that isn’t part of those series I mentioned. This show is simply Revisited, and we’re kicking it off with a look at director Jim Wynorski‘s 1986 cult classic Chopping Mall (watch it HERE). You can watch this Revisited episode in the embed above.

Written by Wynorski and Steve Mitchell, Chopping Mall has the following synopsis:

Some people will kill for a bargain… and at the Park Plaza Mall they do! Here, you can shop until you drop… dead! High tech robots equipped with state-of-the-art security devices have been recruited as the new mechanical “night watchmen” for the Park Plaza Mall. When a jolting bolt of lightning short circuits the main computer control, the robots turn into “killbots”… on the loose after unsuspecting shoppers! Four couples are trying to make it after-hours in a mattress store. They make it all right… in the morgue! At Park Plaza Mall, you can save on everything but your life!

The film stars Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet), Tony O’Dell (Head of the Class), Russell Todd (Friday the 13th Part 2), Karrie Emerson (Evils of the Night), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Nick Segal (Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo), John Terlesky (Deathstalker II), Suzee Slater (Mind Twister), Dick Miller (Gremlins), Gerrit Graham (Phantom of the Paradise), and Eating Raoul‘s Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov.

The Chopping Mall episode of Revisited was Written and Narrated by Bryan Wolford, Edited by Jaime Vasquez, Produced by Tyler Nichols and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

A few sample episodes of our other Revisited banner shows can be seen below. To see more, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.