The Allnighter (1987) – All night long

The Allnighter is a little-known gem featuring a little, but largely-known woman – Susanna Hoffs. That’s one third of The Bangles, the group that walked like Egyptians. The movie is a female-centred take on the coming of age genre, which is kind of clever and refreshing, unfortunately though the narrative is shallow and haphazard, and the acting a little weak. That said, with all the space left by a general lack of substance, the movie packs in a lot of totally 80s goodness…

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Chopping Mall (1986) – Slaughter on sale

If you’ve got a soft spot for trashy, unscary, 80s horror, you might have to give this one a go. Starting its life as Killbots, thankfully the movie was recut and renamed Chopping Mall, one of the most puntastic titles I’ve seen, and one so appropriate for its breed of low budget horror. It’s a ridiculous tale too, technological advancements in mall security see robotic enforcers posted to a hip and happening suburban mall…