On September 13, parts of the original cast of HEAVY METAL MOVIES mainstay The Warriors (1979) will reassemble in Coney Island, NY, to celebrate the movie’s fightin’ legacy. Apart from a film screening, dress-up party, and many other things, the event will feature a Q&A hosted by Cro-Mags singer John Joseph and a bat-waving set by Sick of it All. Both also feature heavily in the gritty graffiti-covered tapestry of Tony Rettman’s NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990, a book built on the crumbling foundation of New York City from the time The Warriors premiered.
In HEAVY METAL MOVIES, Brooklyn’s own Mike McPadden colors the scene:
The Warriors’ initial ad campaign was a thing of terror for anyone living in the savage cesspool of late-’70s New York. Saturation TV commercials and subway posters boasted fake statistics about the presence of gang members, while showing images of armies upon armies of tarted-up street thugs overtaking the civilization. Violence happened almost immediately at theaters showing the film, cutting short its initial run.”
For event info head to http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2015/08/the_warriors_ce.html Be sure to wear football pads and carry a spiked bat.