The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal poster

OC Weekly presents Friday Night Freakouts – every Friday night at 11pm at The Frida Cinema!  Join us as we crank up the volume for a dose of Heavy Metal!

Based on the popular magazine of the same name, this animated cult film interweaves six visionary stories of science fiction and fantasy, set to a soundtrack featuring 80’s rock superstars such as Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth and Stevie Nicks!

Part horror, part sci-fi fantasy, and all out madness, Heavy Metal follows the Loc-Nar, the source of ultimate evil, through time and space. Each tale is more fantastic and mind bending than the last!  Come see it for the animation, the rocking soundtrack, or the infamous gratuitous animated nudity!


“Archly stunted and incalculably influential…” — Fernando Croce, Cinepassion

“A genuinely outrageous and occasionally brilliant coupling of American animation and classic early-Eighties heavy metal.” — Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle

“Initial segments have a boisterous blend of dynamic graphics, intriguing plot premises and sly wit…”Variety

Heavy Metal