Here is another eighties horror movie, and if you have seen the rest of them (Critters, The Blob, Fright Night…) you exactly know what to expect, a cheesy entertainment perfect for relaxing. I guess that is the part of appeal of these flicks, there will be scary and funny scenes with mandatory nudity present (there are some nice tits in this one). This time we have the element of closed environment that adds more tension to the movie, and creates that claustrophobic vibe (although they are trapped in a pretty big mall). The acting is average, but still convincing enough not to spoil the other good aspects of the movie. Unlike living creatures or lunatics in other movies of this genre (well, I guess zombies are the exception) here we have crazed robots, conveniently called Killbots. Too bad Zapp Brannigan wasn`t there to help, to quote him: “You see, Killbots have a preset kill limit. Knowing their weakness, I sent wave after wave of my own men at them, until they reached their limit and shutdown.”

A group of horny guys organize a party in a mall after closing, hoping to get laid with their fellow female coworkers. What they did not know is that the newly purchased robots in charge of the security of the mall will go haywire, and decide to kill every living thing in the mall after the lockdown. Trapped in the mall, four couples will be faced with murderous robots and they will have to improvise in order to survive the night. It is quite strange what you can find in a mall, automatic weapons and many more things that will, properly used will help you to destroy three robots. Acting like classic predators, robots will try to single them out and then fry them with their lasers. Enjoy in this cheesy and entertaining blast from the past…

Director: Jim Wynorski

Cast: Kelli Maroney, Tony O’Dell, Russell Todd, Karrie Emerson, Barbara Crampton, Nick Segal, John Terlesky

Fun Facts: The movie was originally released in March 1986 under its original title, “Killbots.” It performed poorly during its initial release. The producers felt the movie’s title might have disinterested audiences, who might think based on the original movie poster that it was a “Transformers”-like children’s cartoon instead of a violent exploitation movie. After some time, the movie was re-released under its current title.


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