Battle #58: Chopping Mall (1986) VS Deadly Friend (1986)

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Hellbilly, Jul 13, 2006.

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  1. Chopping Mall (1986)

    80.5%
  2. Deadly Friend (1986)

    19.5%
  1. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    Where's my "Deadly Friend" DVD?
     
  2. satans-sadists

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    Chopping Mall. Even though it steals a lot from Romero's Dawn of the Dead, it's a fun movie with great cameos from Dick Miller, Paul Bartel, and Mary Woronov.
     
  3. Egg_Shen

    Egg_Shen broomhead

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    Chopping Mall by a mile. Deadly Friend was awful. I haven't seen it in some years, but I remember my jaw literally dropping at the ending. Very bad.
     
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    Chopping Mall, if solely for the cameo of Bartel and Woronov replaying their characters from Eating Raoul.
     
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  6. baggio

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    Let's see.....ummm.... I'll say Chopping Mall.
     
  7. Cantona07

    Cantona07 New Member

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    I would have to go with Deadly Friend as I have a soft spot for it. Had a huge crush on Kristy Swanson when I saw the film.
     
  8. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Chopping Mall was built up too much. Too much hype. By the time I watched it, it wasn't fun. Everything was ehhhhh. There wasn't anything special about it. It wasn't scary. The music didn't stand out. The acting was generic. There wasn't much style. Almost no atmosphere. There just wasn't anything going on.

    At least Deadly Friend had consequences to the events that took place. Characters lived and died and it meant something. The music was more interesting. The robot character was memorable. The basketball death scene was fabulous. The editing was tense and occasionally nerve-wracking. The tone was actually dark.

    An easy vote for me- Deadly Friend.
     
  9. Spacevis

    Spacevis There's some Dettol in the jeep!

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    As much as I love beebee, I recently saw Chopping Mall for the first time and was blown away. Couldn't agree less with what dvd-fanatic said. And yet..... beeebeeeeeeee..!!
     
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  10. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    I guess I'll rewatch Chopping Mall.
     
  11. Harry Warden

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    Chopping Mall. Deadly Friend is a slow burning turd.
     
  12. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Incorrect.

    Unlike Chopping Mall, it showed that there were consequences to the events which took place. Characters lived and died and it meant something. The music was more interesting. The robot character was memorable. The basketball death scene was fabulous. The editing was tense and occasionally nerve-wracking. The tone was actually dark.
     

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