Chopping Mall (1986)

Chopping Mall

What was it like to grow up at a shopping mall in the 80s? What are the real-life security bots like? And does this movie follow the rules of the slasher genre? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack Chopping Mall (1986) in this podcast episode.

When the mall security robots go on a murder spree, a group of friends must try to survive the night locked inside a shopping mall. Kelli Maroney, Tony O’Dell, and Barbara Crampton star in Chopping Mall (1986)!

Episode Log:

  • March 1986 trivia (2:05)
  • Summary of Chopping Mall‘s story/plot (7:00)
  • Movie review and walkthrough (7:35)
  • Lightning strike turns the robots into killbots (12:20)
  • Growing up as a mallrat in the 80s / 90s (33:00)
  • Security robot technology (48:30)
  • Robot’s abilities not unrealistic (52:35)
  • Real-life security robots (53:10)
  • Budget, Box Office, Critics’ reactions (1:03:45)
  • “Fiction or Fake?” game (1:05:55)

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Episode 061 – Chopping Mall (1986) unhacked!
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Research Sources:
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Wikipedia – Knightscope
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Knightscope robot fired – San Francisco
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DC security robot falls into water

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