Monster of the Day #514

Your credit card has been declined…FOREVER!!

  • Ericb

    The New Spencer’s Gifts – It’s not just for parties anymore.

  • Ken_Begg

    Rocky IX: The Wrath of Paulie’s Robot

  • Flangepart

    Johnny 5’s  brother, Nigel 2, had less positive relations with humans, or ‘intruders’ as he called them.

  • The Rev.

    This movie was more entertaining than it had any right to be, all things considered.  I haven’t seen it in ages, but it popped up pretty often on USA back in the day.

    I always liked that the robots had different colored lasers so you could tell them apart.

  • Ken_Begg

     You know, I’ve never seen it, but after making it MotD I added the DVD to my Netflix queue.

  • Ericb

    What is it?

  • bgbear_rogerh

     heh, I looked it up in google by just typing “robots in a mall” and it was the first hit.  If you told me about this film, I would think you were making it up.

  • Sandy Petersen

    I saw this movie in VHS back in the day. At the time I thought it was a stinker. Doubt that will put this crowd off, though.

  • Ericb

    A new low in puns.

  • bgbear_rogerh

     Either that or it was given its title by Cheech Marin.

  • Toby Clark

    “Your credit card has been declined…FOREVER!!”You know, this time last year I would have heard that in Kelsey Grammar’s voice as Sideshow Bob. Now it’s Andrea Libman.

  • bgbear_rogerh

    I was reading some of the details of this film.  Apparently it is a Beverly Hills Mall that sells gasoline and guns.  Robot security is the least of the film’s necessary willing suspension of belief. 

  • Chopping Mall!  I loved this movie.  It’s a hell of a lot better than it has any right being.

  • Ericb

    Why would someone go to a mall to buy gasoline?  Wouldn’t a gas station be more convenient?

  • MrTongoRad

    Thanks for the clue. It’s a wonder I never checked this one out back in the day- heck, it’s even got Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov in it! That would’ve been a real selling point to me at one point in my life. (aww- who am I kidding, it still is).

  • zombiewhacker

    Kelli Maroney was a great talent and I don’t know whatever happened to her.  Night of the Comet was about the only movie that ever used her properly.

  • Ken_Begg

    Hey, look at Deborah Foreman. Moved into horror flicks (some decent, some not so) after Valley Girl, but not much as much of a career as I’d have thought.

  • I first saw it under the title of KILLBOTS. A TV title, maybe? (I mostly remembered the experience as being the first time I got to see footage from ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS. Things like that were always important to me.)

  • Richard

    Who would have ever thought that Jim Wynorski could have ever made a decent movie? Maybe it had to do with Roger Corman looking over his shoulder…

  • Ken_Begg

    They all have one decent film in them. Fred Olen Ray made Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, Albert Pyun made…OK, most of them have one film in them.

  • The Rev.

    The Sword and the Sorceror was Pyun’s.  It’s no worse than Chopping Mall, at any rate.

    Wynorski also has the not-exactly good, but pretty damn fun Lost Empire.

  • Ken_Begg

    Yeah, Sword and the Sorcerer would be my pick, too. And I do rather like Lost Empire. It says something that both Dr. Freex and I were carrying copies in our DVD caddies for T-Fest.

  • The Rev.

    Around these parts, it says, “You should see this.”

    Man, what happened to Wynorski?  Once he made some pretty fun movies and seemed to be enjoying the process.  Now he makes crap, or at best mildly amusing crap (Curse of the Komodo, Piranhaconda), that lacks his earlier spark.  Then he gets vulgar and bitchy at people for not loving his crap (if his reaction to Foy’s Piranhaconda review is any indication.)

  • Petoht

    According to the great Cecil of Goodbadflicks, it was released as Killbots, failed, and was retitled as Chopping Mall.

  • One of the first newer films I saw on the Sci-Fi Channel (maybe the first one they boasted as being an ‘original’ production) was called, I think, EVOLVER, or REVOLVER, something like that. It was about a military robot that failed to be put into service and was re-packaged as an interactive game platform. The robot was won in a contest by this high school guy, I think. Then it’s programming began to disregard safety protocols and it would play its game with people, to the death. I know the robot kept saying “Do you want to play a game?” If anyone accepted, the game wasn’t over until they were dead. Does anyone remember this?

    The reason I bring it up at all is because when I first saw it, I thought they were re-using one of the Killbots for this newer film. Anyone? 

  • The Rev.

    Creepy coincidence:  browsing a local used media business today, I came across Evolver and was trying to recall what I’d thought about it when I watched it years ago.  It must not have been too memorable as I remember almost nothing about it.  Needless to say, I didn’t shell out for it.

  •  I haven’t watched it yet, so I know nothing of it, however there is an Evolver matching that description on Netflix Instant Queue.