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John Heyn and Jeff Krulik filmed Judas Priest fans in a concert arena parking lot in suburban Maryland. Thirty years later, Heavy Metal Parking Lot is hailed as one the greatest rock documentaries ever.
It’s a definitive cultural touchstone for the 1980s metal scene: spandex, big hair, denim, mullets, muscle cars, and beer.
Heavy Metal Parking Lot launched a parking lot genre that continues to resonate today with sequels, screenings, concerts, a reality-TV series, and fan-generated films and art inspired by the 1986 original.
Welcome to the World of Heavy Metal Parking Lot. Hell Yeah!
On May 31,1986,
HMPL SCREENING & EVENTS CALENDAR
Baltimore screening of both Led Zeppelin Played Here & Heavy Metal
Gala Opening Event for Heavy Metal Parking Lot Turns 30! & The Jeff
June 18 Led Zeppelin Played Here
UPSTAIRS "METAL MONDAY" - DJ'S SPIN THRASH, DEATH, STONER,
CLASSIC METAL, ETC!
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Growing up in the Washington, DC suburbs in the 80s and 90s among a certain subculture of disaffected youth meant that the short cult documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot had an especially legendary status.
How Many Cars in This 1986 Judas Priest Concert Parking Lot Can You Name?
The mini-documentary "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" is inadvertently a
malaise-era car spotter's dream.
BY BOB SOROKANICH
The Deranged True Story Of Heavy Metal Parking Lot
The Citizen Kane Of Wasted Teenage Metalness
by Dave McKenna
The unlikely history of Heavy Metal Parking Lot
The original viral video
From a living room in Maryland to Nirvana's tour bus
By Bryan Bishop
Heavy Metal Parking Lot
Creators Tell The Story Behind The Cult Classic Documentary On Its 30th Anniversary
By Andrew Whalen
SPIN says #6 for the 20 Best Music Movies
Ranked #16 on VH1's list of 100 Most Metal Moments
3rd-place in REVOLVER's 50 All-Time Hardest Rockin' Movies!
Not Tired of Heavy Metal Parking Lot yet?
In 2004, TrioTV began an eight-episode series called Parking Lot, featuring the fans of Motorhead, 50Cent, Cher, Dolly Parton, Professional Wrestling and more
PARKING LOT TV
Nothing here yet
Meet some of the stars of Heavy Metal Parking Lot, twenty years later. This short was included on the official DVD release in 2006. There are many more stories still to be told.
In December 2010, Last Call with Carson Daly featured this interview with Jeff and John at CineFile Video in Los Angeles.
Award-winning director Todd Rohal will host the HMPL 30th Anniversary talk & history lesson at SXSW
In addition to his feature filmography, Todd is the creative mastermind behind the 2-hour plus Heavy Metal Parking Lot DVD, released in 2006.
It never gets old, as all great things. It’s like The Bible. It always has something new in there to learn from…
HMPL Panel Moderator
Judas Priest's 'You've Got Another Thing Coming'
Jason McMaster and The Barton Hills Choir
BHC at SXSW 2016
The Barton Hills Choir performed at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 12, backing Jason McMaster on Judas Priest’s classic You’ve Got Another Thing Coming before the 30th anniversary screening of the rock documentary ‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot.’
One of the greatest rock movies ever...
— Cameron Crowe
— Edward Norton
Basically Rock 'n' Roll 101...
— Dave Grohl
HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT DVD $19.95
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