“Black Friday” just sounds evil… or possibly really “metal”. Sure, it’s the day our commerce over-lords recoup a year’s worth of losses by offering sweet deals on products…but it is also the day humans brutally pummel each other to get to the bargains. Before you embark on this year’s wild shopping exploits, let’s take a moment to explore 5 fantastic horror “shopping” movies. Happy BLACK Friday!
CHOPPING MALL (1986)
Produced by the legendary Julie Corman, directed by Jim Wynorski and starring Kelli Maroney, robots are used as security guards at a “totally 80s” high tech mall. But when a group of teens sneak in to stay the night, the robots malfunction and go on a deadly rampage, thus creating a fun celebration of our 80s-style love of commerce, robots, and big hair.
NIGHT OF THE COMET (1984)
Wow, we really loved shopping in the 80s…and Kelli Maroney. A passing comet turns the bulk of society into zombies, leaving two girls to fight for survival in a mall.
If the whole concept of the cute and cuddly gift that turns evil doesn’t disturb you, Kate’s freaky monologue about finding her dead dad in a chimney should do it!
DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)
During a zombie outbreak, a group barricades themselves in a local mall. Just picture hoards of zombies around you when you head to the malls this Friday.
NEEDFUL THINGS (1993)
When the “Needful Things” antique shop opens in Castle Rock, MA, people barely take notice. They soon realize the shop contains the items the want most in the world, and the items have a hefty price tag.