There are very few occasions in life where I truly believe that you need to stop what you’re doing immediately and be prepared for action but this is one of those times because I just found out that Heavy Metal Parking Lot is available to stream on Prime right at this very moment.
Ok, yeah, sure it’s been available to watch on YouTube in some iteration for a while now, but now you can enjoy 17 glorious minutes of drunk, messed up heavy metal fans pre-gaming in a DC suburban parking lot before they head into a Judas Priest/Dokken concert on your television like God, and Rob Halford, always intended.
This movie has something for everyone who enjoys laughing at other people in a harmless way.
Do you like laughing at drunk people?
Do you like laughing at outdated fashion and hair styles?
Do you like laughing at heavy metal fans who think metal will never die (this movie was filmed in 1986)?
Do you have a really short attention span?!
Guess what?! This is the movie for you!
Look—this is by no means what you’re going to call a good movie, but it is by every means available a totally bitchin movie, okay?! And like, metal is here forever and DOKKEN RULES and let’s just legalize all drugs because we came to partaaaay!
Sorry, I channeled the true American heroes of Heavy Metal Parking Lot for a moment, and now I’m back.
Honestly friends, you don’t know how lucky you are that it’s available to stream. Up until relatively recently, Heavy Metal Parking Lot was passed around on bootleg VHS copies, and religiously traded by bands on tour (including Nirvana). It was hard to come by, and now you get to watch it at your convenience. What a world we’re living in!
I first learned of “The Citizen Kane Of Wasted Teenage Metalness” one fateful day, approximately 11 years ago, hungover at my day job, looking for an escape from the monotony of said boring day job. I must have seen a clip in a blog, or a friend mentioned this masterpiece on social media (still a thing back then, kids!) and I was able to cobble together a whole picture of the magic of Heavy Metal Parking Lot, but at that time, I couldn’t find it anywhere in its entirety.
So I’m doing you a favor now, by letting you know not only of its existence, but that it’s available to stream right this very moment, for free, on Prime. Additionally, if you’re not a Prime member, you can find it on YouTube.
The point is, you no longer have to live in ignorance of Zebraman’s existence, and it is my pleasure to bring his gospel to you now.
What are you waiting for? Go watch Heavy Metal Parking Lot, now, and party on, dudes!
Header Image Source: John Heyn and Jeff Krulik