“Heavy Metal Parking Lot!” Head Bangin’ Iconic Cult Short Film Rocks On!


“1986. Beer. Priest. Videocamera.”

Thirty years ago, filmmakers John Heyn and Jeff Krulik filmed Judas Priest
fans in a concert arena parking lot in suburban Maryland. Thirty years later,ᅠ Heavy Metal Parking Lot is hailed as one the greatest rock documentaries ever.

Here is the trailer – see for yourself!

Heavy Metal Parking Lot documentary

Welcome to The “Heavy Metal Parking Lot!”

What a fascinating short film – a time capsule of a very specific time: spandex, big hair, denim, mullets, muscle cars, and beer – lots and lots of beer!

best music documentaries heavy metal parking lot

This 17-minute film “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” has led toᅠsequels, screenings, concerts, a reality-TV series, and fan-generated films – and now, 30 years later, the film offers even more!

Heavy Metal Parking Lot DVD

The film itself is only 17 minutes long but this DVD has over 2 hours of extras!

The release includes a “Where Are They Now?” section with Zebra man and others who are in the short film.

Also included are outtakes, tributes, and other great stuff!


You can also go to the film’s official website to see much more as well:


I love documentaries about music – as well as documentary films that capture a “moment in time” – as “HMPL” certainly does…if you are interested in this type of film, check this out!

The Clash Rude Boy

The Clash – “Rude Boy!”

The seminal punk band The Clash played themselves in a fictional film called “Rude Boy!” It was the story of a Roadie who worked for the band and wanted fame for himself…

The Clash Rude Boy

What made the film so great is that the band was filmed while on an actual Clash tour – and they put the fictional Roadie on stage to film scenes! So what you see in “Rude Boy” is an actual Clash tour – at the height of the punk rock movement!

The Clash Live rude boy

You can see much more about this classic film by clicking here:


Leave a note and let me know if you’ve ever seen “Heavy Metal Parking Lot!”


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