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To kickoff 'The Halloween Scary Movie Thread 2010'.. I thought it would be fun to plan a 'Rewind Movie Night' ahead of time.  I realize a few Rewinders have already started their Halloween countdown, but I usually wait until October 1st each year to begin my 31 days of horror.  

So with all the love I've been noticing recently.. I think the Friday night October 1st  Rewind Movie Night should be:

Chopping Mall (1986) 

For those that have never seen "Chopping Mall".. it is the documentary behind why 'The Galleria' that stood in all its 80's glory had to be demolished.  I don't know who came up with the horrible idea that they should unleash security 'killbots' on nightly intruders, but since The Galleria was the overnight haunting ground for such 80's movies as "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", "Breakin' All the Rules", and finally the retitled after what happened "Chopping Mall"..... this new security system might not have been such a good idea after all.

Okay.. not everyone accepts that "Chopping Mall" is a true documentary, so for those non-believers here's the premise:   

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A group of four couples plan a party at the local furniture store where three of the guys work. They just happen to plan it on the first night a new security system is activated. The security system includes three protector robots and large steel doors that lock at midnight and don't open again until sunrise. Unfortunately, the rooftop computer that controls the robots is struck by lightning and they turn into vicious killbots attacking everyone in sight with their wicked armament. The trapped teens soon realize that the only way to survive is to try to figure out a way to destroy these out of control robots.

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For fans of the 80's and The Sherman Oaks Galleria, "Chopping Mall" is a Halloween season must!

So is anyone else up for a "Chopping Mall" movie night?

The overall purpose of this thread is actually to discuss and share the horror flicks we each decide to watch this year that will eventually culminate with a movie marathon on Halloween night.

So let's unleash the Rewind horror!

[ 05. September 2010, 20:36: Message edited by: Valley ]

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One of the best documentaries ever! [Cool]
I´m going to rewatch Chopping Mall.

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Watched it once years ago, can't remember to much though just the head exploding scene.

I will have to re-watch it, see what i think of it know.

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I'm going for more of a laugh this year. So I'm gonna watch all the best Comedy\Horror I can think of.

Examples:

Killer Klowns from outer space
Return of the Living Dead
Redneck Zombies
Night of the Creeps
Ghoulies 2
Garbage Pail Kids (wait, that's not horror is it?...oh well, it still scares me.)
The Gate

...so, anymore suggestions related to funny cheesy scary movies like these would be cool.

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Valley, I'm down with your idea.
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Pyro mentioned it, so I might just watch "Killer Klowns From Outer Space" (1988) today.  I must admit this movie makes me laugh out loud with its crazy concept and antics. But don't forget that those Killer Klowns are scary cool with wicked intentions.

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Secret Admirer and I were discussing great comedy horror flicks for non-horror fans, but I'm not sure this flick qualifies because there are parts of the movie that actually creep me out a bit.  For instance when the clown is motioning to the little girl to come out and play with him and when that other clown uses Moody as a puppet.  Both great scenes, but not for everyone especially if clowns make you uncomfortable.

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This movie has to be considered a cult classic by now. It is up there in my opinion for quirky comedy horror.  The tone of the movie was excellent and never took itself too serious to keep you from laughing at times. 

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It was so neat to see actors like Grant Cramer (Hardbodies), Suzanne Synder (Weird Science), John Allen Nelson (Hunk), & John Vernon (Animal House) in different roles.

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I just watched this today on MGM-HD for the first time all the way through! This is one of those movies that works best when you have a group of people watching it together and just laughing through it. I am one of those people that is creeped out by clowns, so some parts do freak me out (the example with the little girl that Valley pointed out), but it's all so campy that you can't really be scared. My favorite part was probably the one with the shadow puppets....

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Stole this from one of Helen S.'s old posts

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in regards to Chopping Mall, i am also down to watch it!

and valley, i know you recently rounded everyone up for friday the 13th a few weeks back, but netflix has parts 1 through 6 of the jason movies available for instant watch. since i was planning on watching those anyway, i thought i'd share for anyone else who has netflix. i love parts 1 through 7.
carrie and the exorcist are also available for instant watch. [Smile]

i also am going to watch:

return of the living dead
curtains
dolls
night of the creeps
night of the comet
halloween II
the stepfather

that's all i have set aside so far! [Wink]

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Ronnie.. I've never actually watched Friday The 13th part 1-7 in order. I only have Directv OnDemand, so I can't keep up.. but I do own part 1 and 2. When are you planning to start your marathon? Isn't one of the rules of horror movies to never watch them alone?

I haven't seen "Dolls" in years, but it is available for free OnDemand right now.

Oh and Mamamia wants you to save "Curtains" for when she can watch it too. She loves the ice skating scene!

I'm totally up for a NofC movie night on All Hallows Eve or close to it... please just clarify with me right before which NotC were are suppose to be watching! [Wink]

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I'm hoping to get a hold of some movies I've never seen before to watch this Halloween season like..

Fade to Black
Hell Night
Curtains
The Initiation
Killer Party

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Veronica..

"Fade To Black" is good, I just wish it had been made in 1989.. so that we might have seen some of the 80's horror characters we all enjoy.

"Hell Night" .. Linda Blair and a horror movie.. you know it's got be good.

"The Initiation" .. is a hidden gem and my fave from your list, but I'm a Daphne Zuniga fan so that plays into it.

"Killer Party".. maybe go read our thread with the real story behind this movie.. it could have been so much better.

"Curtains".. definitely worth seeking out!

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quote:
Originally posted by Veronica Sawyer:
I just watched this today on MGM-HD for the first time all the way through! This is one of those movies that works best when you have a group of people watching it together and just laughing through it. I am one of those people that is creeped out by clowns, so some parts do freak me out (the example with the little girl that Valley pointed out), but it's all so campy that you can't really be scared. My favorite part was probably the one with the shadow puppets....

that's actually exactly what I'm going for this year. I want movies that a roomful of friends can just kick back and laugh at while getting drunk. Killer Klowns is already kind of an iffy choice though considering I already know a few of my friends are freaked by clowns. I'll keep it there though just cuz i'm a mean ******* like that...hehe
I've also already added "Chopping Mall" to the list, cuz I think that movie can get a few good chuckles. And i've never seen "Curtains", so I'm adding that one too. And since this will be my first viewing of it...I'll certainly tell you all what I thought of it after I watch it.

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Ronnie.. I've never actually watched Friday The 13th part 1-7 in order. I only have Directv OnDemand, so I can't keep up.. but I do own part 1 and 2. When are you planning to start your marathon? Isn't one of the rules of horror movies to never watch them alone?
i was hoping to get started next week, val... after my vacation! starting with part 1 of course. you know, when it comes to the friday the 13th series, with the exception of parts 1 & 2, they always came across somewhat comedic to me. the first two were more serious and scary IMO.

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I haven't seen "Dolls" in years, but it is available for free OnDemand right now.
watched Dolls quite a bit this year. i even watched the dvd commentary hehe. i was in Arkansas without cable during forth of july so Dolls kept me entertained for the rest of night. [Smile]

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I'm totally up for a NofC movie night on All Hallows Eve or close to it... please just clarify with me right before which NotC were are suppose to be watching!
haha! i will be sure that we are on the same page this time, promise! [Big Grin]
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REMINDER - Friday night October 1st we are kicking off this year's '31 Days of Horror' with:

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Who wants a t-shirt?

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After two more shifts at work, I begin an eleven days off stretch, so I'm hoping to begin my horror marathon as well. I'll do my best to watch Chopping Mall. Also hoping to see Fright Night 2 (which I've never seen), but want to watch part 1 first. Soon to pull out all my horror/Halloween movies and try to decide which ones to watch. Trying to be more realistic this year as I always pick out way too many movies and never have time to watch them all...I'll start with my favs and try to catch a few I've never seen....
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I watched Chopping Mall a few nights ago and it was ok. My fave shopping mall horror movie is Dawn Of The Dead (the original and remake).

My Halloween scary movie list is as follows..

Halloween
Phantasm
Return Of The Living Dead
Maniac
The Descent
Quarantine

That'll do for starters!

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Valley, that t-shirt is awesome!
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Cool shirt but needs some ironing.
Maybe the owner doesn´t have an arm anymore [Wink]

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I want a t-shirt.

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REMINDER - Friday night October 1st we are kicking off this year's '31 Days of Horror' with:

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Who wants a t-shirt?


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I want a shirt too!


I'll be watching THE BURNING this month for sure. Great, Great underrated slasher flick!

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I'm going to a corn maze tomorrow night but I will probably watch Chopping Mall when I get home [Smile]
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Sounds like we've got a few folks planning on a night at the Sherman Oaks Galleria! I'm planning on starting "Chopping Mall" around 10pm EST.
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Along with "Chopping Mall", I'm totally watching "Cheerleader Camp".  I make no excuses for this flick.. it is goofy horror at its best.  The cast with Betsy Russell, Lucinda Dlckey, and Lorie Griffin is 80's awesome and the movie has some of the best b-movie make-up special effects ever.  

"Cheerleader Camp" has recently become an October 1st tradition for me to kickoff the haunting season.

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Just started watching Halloween II.

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So, what is everybody watching tonight?

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I actually had a few friends over and we watched "Chopping Mall" together. I surprised them with t-shirts.. they had a blast making fun of the movie.
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