I continue this Weird Wednesday with yet another Barbara Crampton film. I have been a big fan of this sream goddess since I was a kid at college obsessed with watching The Re-Animator over and over. So as a man addicted to B-horror movies I have made it a mission to see everything Barbara has done including this rather bizarre take on the slasher genre.
Basically the plot of the movie is that these teens camp out in this state of the art shopping mall and are hunted by the mall security robots.
The robots looks like what if R2-D2 and Johnny 5 had a baby and the baby had the demeanor of ED 209. (Gotta love weird robot references!) So for the whole movie you have this attractive cast either making out or getting killed by killer droids.
The movie was produced by Roger Corman’s company so you knew the camp was going to be full tilt going in and well silly special effects and half naked women are other Corman stamps. As 80s slasher films go, this isn’t too bad but that isn’t saying much. I would say it’s probably on par with say Friday the 13th 3-D.
I liked that they tried to mix up the typical slasher flick formula, but the movie as a whole was just really clunky and hard to get into.
1 out of 5
So Says the Soothsayer.