SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Chopping Mall (director Jim Wynorski in person!)

Schedule permitting, writer/director Jim Wynorski will be here for a Q&A before the film! Our cross-country road trip of cinematic carnage comes to an end with the most deliriously “SoCal” gutbuster of them all! Visionary boobs-‘n-blood exploiteer Jim Wynorski puts the pedal to the metal for his magnum opus Chopping Mall, which crams in more exploding heads, nubile flesh and energizing thrills into its lean ‘n mean 77-minute running time than most directors can muster in an entire career. Four sex-hungry couples (including scream queens Barbara Crampton & Kelli Maroney) break into the Sherman Oaks Galleria for the wildest all-night party of their lives — but soon discover that shopping costs an arm and a leg (literally) when the mall’s high-tech security robots become sentient killbots hell-bent on unleashing mechanized mayhem! As well, there’s still space for Dick Miller, Paul Bartel and Mary Waronov to pop up in bit roles. So grab a bucket of popcorn and your beverage of choice, as we finish this series in style.
Dir. Jim Wynorski, 1986, 35mm, 77 min.