If you don’t own a turntable, you may want to bounce over to Ebay and snatch one up. Why you ask? Well, because Waxwork Records is going to be releasing the soundtrack to 1986’s killer robot movie, Chopping Mall! Yeah, move over Creepshow (which they will be releasing soon as well), there’s a new king in town. And that king is coming strapped with a cheesy 80’s synthy soundtrack courtesy of Chuck Cirino.
It doesn’t get more ridiculous and retro than Chopping Mall. Not sure I’ve really been fiending for the soundtrack on vinyl, but fuck it. It’s Chopping Mall! And one thing that makes Waxwork Records stand out from other vinyl distributors is they really take their releases seriously and provide great artwork and limited variant versions of the records as well. Is it too much to ask for a variant somehow incorporating Barbara Crampton’s breasts in a design? Probably, but stay tuned to Waxwork Records for more details coming soon.
The Russian roulette moment in The Deer Hunter. Luke finding out that Darth Vadar is his father in The Empire Strikes Back. The Mrs. Robinson leg shot in The Graduate. All of those scenes suck compared to one of the greatest scenes in movie history. That’s right, all of you other inferior cinematic moments bow down to your master: Leslie’s exploding head from Chopping Mall!
I’m going to tease you a little more before you can watch the clip. Actually, I guess you could just scroll down and ignore what I have to say and watch it anyway. But yes, Chopping Mall (also known as Killbots) is about as 80’s of a horror movie as 80’s horror movies can get. Stupid plot. Stupid characters. Stupid non-scary mall robots. And some breasts. But what gives Chopping Mall a leg up on every other horror movie, is it’s amazing exploding head scene. And it’s a perfect addition to the Sunday Bloody Sunday roster. Words can’t describe it, so why try. Click below and realize that after you watch it, your life has just officially changed:
Remember horror movies in the 80’s? It was a time where you didn’t have to watch the SyFy Channel to see something ridiculous like a tornado spewing sharks around Los Angeles. It was a time where you could have a movie named Chopping Mall that involved killer robots shooting lasers at a bunch of kids having a sleepover in a mall. And it was a time where you were pretty guaranteed to see Barbara Crampton’s breasts in every movie that she was in. Bottom line: I absolutely love Chopping Mall. And it was the poster and VHS box cover art that sparked it all off for me.
Hahaha! ‘Where Shopping Costs You An Arm And A Leg!‘ Get it? To me, this poster and movie is the epitome of 80’s cheesy horror movies. It’s high up on the pedestal, the ladder, and the totem poll. If you haven’t seen Chopping Mall (a.k.a Killbots), you must. And if you’ve seen it and have always dreamed of seeing up on the big screen, I have good news!
Director Jim Wynorski has announced that he and others involved with the cult classic are trying to get screenings across the US going on ASAP. And if there’s a horror movie that needs to be seen on the big screen with a bunch of drunk and stoned people, it’s Chopping Mall. How about getting a special edition Blu-ray while we’re at it? Stay tuned for more info on the screenings and go grab Chopping Mall on DVD for now to get your cheesy horror fix and see one of the best exploding head scenes ever.