Directed by: Jim Wynorski
You know when you randomly pick a movie for whatever reason to watch? You know, it looks ridiculous and you're pretty sure it's going to be bad but maybe by some miracle it will fall into the "So Bad it's Good" category? Well this is that movie.
Words cannot describe how amazing this movie is. I mean, they just can't. What about that title? Is that just not brilliant?! I was just totally unprepared at the high entertainment value this was going to unleash. Logically and realistically, it's a low budget horror film circa 1986. I even remember renting this with a buddy when we were about 11 or 12 back then when it first hit VHS and his mom not caring what the fuck we watched and digging that sex scene in the furniture store where one woman screams "You're the king!". Ahem, anyway.
This has everything you'd want in a "So Bad it's Good" movie. Bad acting, bad 80's clothes!, ridiculous plot. But the thing about this is that it's all put together so well! Director Jim Wynorski is not known for turning out winners, but somehow the stars aligned at just the right time for this one because lo and behold, this thing looks shockingly impressive. Not spectacular or epic or anything like that, but for a low budget horror film it looks a lot better than it deserves to. It's ridiculously 80's setting only adds to it's charm. Add to that some pretty decent effects and just an all around fun vibe where it never slows down for more than a few minutes and it makes for the perfect film to watch with friends and a healthy dose of alcohol. This is "that" movie.
Basic plot is as follows: A group of annoying 80's 20 something's who all work at a mall decide to throw a secret party after the mall closes for the night. Unfortunately for them, the new robots they installed for security go on the fritz and start killing them off one by one in bloody and gory fashion. All they have are the supplies at their disposal in the mall and their wits. They just need to make it through the night until the mall reopens in the morning.
Check out this awesome trailer from YouTube user themaybatatter. This is great. Re-cut with an awesome score makes this thing look so much more epic than it really is. Way cool.
Really fun film from beginning to end. Thankfully, this is very easy to find and very cheap, so I recommend you grab one ASAP and enjoy!
Remember seeing the cover for this in my old video store but never rented it. Didn't realise it was supposed to be about robots! Assumed it was just a generic slasher.ReplyDelete
Will add it to my watch pile.
I can see that. lol. I remember watching it once when I was young, but I didn't remember anything about it at all. But I recently saw a documentary on Wynorski and the clips they showed won me over. I just had to see it. And let me tell ya, it's awesome. We were laughing and yelling at the tv the whole time. Aaaaaaamazing!Delete
Ha! Just found it on youtube(amazing what you can find on youtube). Will watch this weekend.ReplyDelete
What was the documentary that Wynorski was in?
Jack, you will not be disappointed. This is such a fun 80's "bad" horror film. Just made exceptionally well. And the name of the documentary is Popatopolis. It's about him trying to make a softcore porn film in 3 days. Let me tell you, this guy is something else. What a mouth on him.Delete
Just watched it on youtube. Very funny movie. Thanks the recommendation. Loved the fact they gave the robots 'New York' accents! "Thank you!"Delete
Would make a great double bill with Scott Spiegel's Intruder.
Will have to check out that Wynorski documentary. Checked out the trailer and looks very funny.
Ive seen this last year. This was really fun to watch. This trailer is awesome, too. Really well done. Has rewatchability...great review!!ReplyDelete
Oh yes. So much rewatchability! I think fun is the key word here. Somehow everything just came together so nicely for this one. I love it!Delete