This week I attended a screening of the films of Jeff Krulik, who made the famous Heavy Metal Parking Lot short in 1986. The tape was legendary in the early 90s (thanks partially to Film Threat), but it absolutely does not hold up as a creative work of any kind. Krulik gets his hands on some equipment and just lets whatever wanders in front of his lens have a minute or so in the poorly recorded spotlight. Other films followed, and Krulik seems to have a pattern of "come up with a really interesting idea for a short doc, and then once you roll tape, mistakenly assume the film makes itself." (Krulik would later sell the format to now-defunct cable channel Trio, who really capitalized on the idea with some great segements.)
Heavy Metal Parking Lot is not without its charms - it's funny when you can hear it, and it's too short to be really offensively bad. But while watching it, I kept thinking what a great prologue it would have made for Dream Deceivers. And it gave me the itch to bump this thread to encourage more people to check out the doc, linked in the first post. Watch and discuss.