Holy Exploding Heads And Robots! ‘Chopping Mall’ Is Getting Released On Blu-Ray!


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Easily one of my most cherished 80’s horror movies has always been Chopping Mall. What started with an amazing poster transitioned into a pretty amazing movie if you like cheesy 80’s acting, robots, boobs, and a nice exploding head.  And now according to Bloody Disgusting, we will now be able to see all of that in glorious Blu-ray form!

Vestron Video (google the name youngsters if you don’t know) is making a comeback and will be releasing Chopping Mall AND Blood Diner on September 27th.  Focusing on the former for now, we will get a load of special features – including:

AUDIO COMMENTARIES:
• Director/Co-Writer Jim Wynorski, Actress Kelli Maroney, and Co-Writer/2nd Unit Director Steve Mitchell
• Historians/Authors Nathaniel Thompson (Mondo Video) and Ryan Turek (Shock Till You Drop)
• Director/Co-Writer Jim Wynorski and Co-Writer/2nd Unit Director Steve Mitchell
FEATURETTES:
• “Back to the Mall”
• “Chopping Chopping Mall”
• “The Killbots”
• “Scoring Chopping Mall”
• “The Robot Speaks”
• “The Lost Scene”
• “Army of One”
• “Chopping Mall: Creating the Killbots”
• Isolated Score Track by Chuck Cirino
• Trailer

It’s a happy day in horror land, folks!  Just think, you will now be able to see the clip below in Blu-ray quality.  Stay tuned for more info on the preorder details.

VHS Horror Movies I Wanted To Rent, But Never Did: Redneck Zombies (1987)

I grew up in a small farm town in Indiana.  For those of you who don’t know, Indiana is a Midwestern state with a lot of cornfields and rednecks.  Oh – and Larry Bird has a car dealership there somewhere too.  So naturally since I’m from an area that’s known to have redneck or two, a young boy who loved horror movies like me would obviously gravitate towards a movie called Redneck Zombies at my local video store, right?

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They’re Tobacco Chewin’, Gut Chompin’, Cannibal Kinfolk From Hell!”  With a tagline like that, how the hell did I never rent this?!?  Not only that, but this rare gift was given to us by none other than Troma Entertainment.  Now, I very much enjoyed The Toxic Avenger in 1984, so what made me pass up renting Redneck Zombies back when I was obsessed with renting horror movies?  I wish I had a simple answer my friends.  I guess I was too busy watching Chopping Mall for the tenth time.

I think it’s finally time though….finally time to raise above the skepticism that I hold and sit down and give Redneck Zombies the viewing it so deserves.  I’ll take baby steps first and watch this clip up on Youtube where the word ‘bodacious’ is used to the best of it’s word ability:

Waxwork Records Releasing ‘Chopping Mall’ Soundtrack For Pre-Order July 1st

It doesn’t get more B-movie than 1986’s Chopping Mall.  Killer security robots, big boobs, and exploding heads = a good time!  And now all of that cheesiness from the movie is coming straight to vinyl courtesy of Waxwork Records.  That’s right – they are releasing the glorious synthy soundtrack for Chopping Mall and you can pre-order it on July 1st.

There will be two versions available:  a non-limited run of 180 gram fluorescent pink vinyl and a limited run of 500, incorporating neon yellow with neon green haze into the vinyl color.  Both variations will have art design from the Australian duo, We Buy Your Kids.  Everything, except the pink fluorescent vinyl can be seen below, so make sure to head over to Waxwork Records on July 1st to pre-order your copy!

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Retro Randomness: Waxwork Records Bringing ‘Chopping Mall’ Soundtrack To Vinyl!

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.

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*……..and wave ’em like you just don’t care!*

Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘The Exploding Head Scene’ From ‘Chopping Mall’ (1986)

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:

Horror Movie Posters I Love: Chopping Mall (1986)

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.