Heavy Metal

Naro Night Owls Presentation Friday, August 25th at 11 pm!

This 1981 Canadian adult animated science fantasy film is an anthology of various science fiction and fantasy stories tied together by a single theme of an evil force that is “the sum of all evils”. It was adapted from Heavy Metal magazine and original stories in the same spirit. Like the magazine, the film features a great deal of graphic violence, sexuality, and nudity. Its production was expedited by having several animation houses working simultaneously on different segments. Despite receiving mixed reviews by film critics on its initial release, the film was a modest success at the box office and has since achieved cult status. The film’s influential soundtrack was packaged by music manager Irving Azoff and included several popular rock bands and artists, including Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult, Sammy Hagar, Don Felder, Cheap Trick, DEVO, Journey, and Nazareth, among others. (1981, R, 1h 30m)