Well, another show another remote from Skyline. This one was on the house as Skyline actually ASKED me to return. I had my own table and was setup to do the show right from the venue. It was a great time.
What’s more American than cheesy B-Movies? Questionable plots, flaky acting, and sometimes, horrendous dialog. And yet, some of us, can’t look away. It’s like a Train Wreck. You kinda want to see the crash, and then, you kinda don’t. Here’s just a sampling of some of the movies that played this weekend (9/16/2016).
CHOPPING MALL (1984):
A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, The robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. One by one the three bots try to rid the mall of the “Intruders”. The only weapons the kids can use are the supplies in other stores. Or…if they can make it till morning when the mall opens back up
FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS (2016):
An outlaw biker finds himself addicted to a diabolical substance and hunted by a grenade-tossing femme fatale, bounty hunters, law enforcement, a rival motorcycle gang, mutations and a topless stripper hit squad.
Well, you get the idea. I interviewed Jim Wynorski, the director that put out “Chopping Mall”. Here’s a bit about him:
A 25-year veteran in the Hollywood exploitation field, writer/producer/director Jim Wynorski is responsible for over 150 varied motion pictures in a myriad of genres. Leaving behind a successful commercial business in New York, Wynorski relocated to California in 1980 and soon found himself on the doorstep of his childhood idol, B-film king Roger Corman. “The rest was destiny,” recounts Wynorski, who soon found himself hired by the renowned movie mogul to cut “coming attractions” for all of the company’s new action and horror films. “It was like grasshopper learning from the kung-fu master,” says Wynorski, who claims his six-months internship with Corman taught him more than four years at film school.
“It wasn’t long after that Corman offered me the first of many writing/directing assignments. Some distributor wanted a flick about a killer in a shopping mall,” recalls Wynorski, “and Roger trusted me enough to say ‘come up with something good, and you can direct it.” Well, a couple days later, the director walked in with the first treatment to a film called Chopping Mall (1986), and the rest was history. From then on, Jim Wynorski turned out an average of three to five films a year as a director, and even more as a producer/writer. Throughout the 1980s came a steady stream of wild exploitation titles like Big Bad Mama II (1987) with Angie Dickinson, Not of This Earth (1988) with Traci Lords and The Return of Swamp Thing (1989) with Heather Locklear. On into the 1990s, Wynorski continued to climb to the top of the B-Film mountain with flicks like Hard Bounty (1995) starring Kelly LeBrock, Point of Seduction III: Body Chemistry (1994) & Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure (1995) with Shannon Tweed and Morgan Fairchild and Munchie (1992), which featured the first film appearance of the then-unknown 12-year-old child actress Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Well, there it is. Sit back and enjoy!