... you can learn from:
Chopping Mall (1986)
Mary: He was a man.
Now he's just a bag of garbage.
A very happy 73rd birthday to the legendary cult actress Mary Woronov today - she got her start with Andy Warhol's merry band of weirdos -- you can see her in Chelsea Girls...
And from there she did Death Race 2000 and Rock 'n' Roll High School and Silent Night Bloody Night and Eating Raoul and something called Carquake! which I have to see immediately and Night of the Comet and on and on, up through recently when a new generation of filmmakers latched on and she popped up in The Devil's Rejects and The House of the Devil.
Legend! Anyway as for Chopping Mall it's weird how often I think of this very strange 1986 horror film, right? I think of it every couple of months for absolutely no reason. IT HAUNTS ME. I think it was the film's amazing poster that left a mark - I need one of these hanging on my wall so bad...
"Half Off Is Just The Beginning!"
That is such a fabulous tagline.
I would say that somebody should remake Chopping Mall (the original is honestly kind of awful, but in a fun way) but it would have to be a period piece since malls don't really exist anymore. But if somebody was smart about it there is a movie there - a commentary on the migration of consumer habits, et cetera et cetera - not to mention the timely subject of out of control security robot killing machines. And lasers! Never forget lasers!