Shawn's Horror Movie Review
Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:53 PM
Now I can be the first to admit that I'm a sucker for some off the wall, borderline bad horror movies. Depending on your outlook of this film it can be off the wall and borderline bad. I however love it.
The story takes place in an American shopping mall in the mid 1980's. Now if your a part of the younger generation and have never been to a shopping mall in the 1980's probably up until the mid 1990's anyone can tell you a mall was a place to be. The story is focused around a group of teenagers who decide it would be fun to stay the night in a furniture store after the mall gets locked down for the night. Sounds like some good "innocent" fun there doesn't it? The mall itself has a new security system. Three robots that they will use when the mall closes for the night in order to detract and stop anyone that breaks into the mall in the off hours (what could go wrong here?). Well the night finally arrives, the mall is about to close down when a thunderstorm appears at the mall (yes, a thunderstorm in a horror movie. Who would have thought it?) and lightening strikes a main computer that are tied into operating the 3 robots, who have names as Projector 1, Projector 2 and Projector 3. (Quite original).
The mall is finally closed down for the night. The teenagers begin to have their party and everything is just going great, until one of the teenagers leaves the store to buy a pack of smokes from a machine in the mall. The young man is approached by one of the robots as he is outside of the store. But hey, all is well, he has his identification card that are given to the employees who work late so the robots can tell who the bad guys are. Well after a few smart comments to the robot, he shows he ID card, the robot reads it, and low and behold, that when the Killbots (which was actually another title for Chopping Mall) start their spree. It didn't take the teenagers long to know they were going to be in for a long night as the now "killbots" start picking them off one by one in the mall. Just how do you stop a killer robot in the mid 1980's. Well without giving to much of the ending away let's just say one of the teenagers has a plan you could paint a picture with.
I have to say the climax for this film is very entertaining. Everything about this film screams (no pun intended) off the wall but it sure is a good time to watch. If you can find this little gem I would recommend giving it a watch on a rainy Friday night.
Overall I give this film a 3.5 out of 5 stars. Perhaps if malls weren't going extinct in 2017 we could use some good robots to protect them as they may have thought in the 1980's
If you're still reading this I hope you enjoyed it. I plan to do another installment in a day or two. I will let you choose which film will be talked about next. The options are...
Thanks for reading,
Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:17 AM
Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:55 AM
Hopefully you can get a chance to see it. It is worth it and fun.
Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:23 AM
I don't see how people can watch that stuff.
Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:22 PM
I don't see how people can watch that stuff.
They are one of those things that aren't for everyone. Much like how is here on the forums deal with the unknown, unseen and mysterious.
Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:15 PM
Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:01 PM
and the walking dead rule
Edited by dash, 22 April 2017 - 07:03 PM.
Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:46 PM
A lot of films today have a shock value just to keep your attention. Be that blood, violence, rape, nudity etc. just to keep your attention without having much a story to follow what you are seeing in the picture. Well let me explain this film to you...
We start off in a black and white scene. Not one of those old time black and white scenes but one that sets the films perfectly. A young lady in a burger diner with everyone staring at her. Now before I give to much away let me go on.
We move on to a bunch of teenagers partying (I know, same old same old) in an old what seems to be warehouse or plant. All the popular students from a high school are having a great time and only the cream of the crop would be invited to a party like this. (I don't even know if I would be invited.) Being that it is a Halloween party who would ever find out if some of the more "unpopular" kids were there to mingle with the "popular" crowd. After all, everyone is wearing masks and all. After a little partying and dancing everyone starts to feel kind of woozy (and the fun begins) and they all end up passing out at the same time. (Don't ask me, it was just perfect timing.) After a cut we see all the students at the party in chains to the point where they can't get out and the fun begins.The unpopular and bullied students begin to have their way with the popular students. This includes what seems to be a Japanese ceremony, a mixture of a flesh burning substance and one or two various other ways. (Without giving the whole plot away).If you're looking for a lot of blood I can honestly tell you, this one will only leave you to your imagination.
The Climax is very interesting, used with a liar yet doing it for the good of his friends. He may have been at the party but still the most understandable person I have ever seen in a film. You won't really know who to root for until you see this film.
This is a film where in your mind you will think "I just watched one bloody, gory movie". In reality, after you think about it further, there really wasn't any blood in this movie. And that right there is where I can call this film an artform. You can imagine what you did not see.
Thank you MacC for the suggestion!
I hope these get better as time goes on. Now my question to all of you... has anyone here seen the film My Amityville Horror?
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:26 PM
My vote: 'Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon'
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"Somehow through it all... We carry on...
Raise you up when you fall... We carry on...
Bury the past... Wounds remain... Through it all... A desire to live again"
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