NIGHT WARS – David A. Prior Memorial Screening – Sat, Oct. 10 @ 7:30p
(World Theatrical Premiere! Never available on DVD! Ted Prior (DEADLY PREY; SLEDGEHAMMER) in attendance!)
Not only was writer/director/producer David A. Prior the self-propelled genius behind genuinely groundbreaking films like SLEDGEHAMMER, KILLER WORKOUT and HFS favorite DEADLY PREY, but he was likely the most prolific force of the video era. In the dozen years from 1983 to 1995, he directed 26 (!!!) features, ALL of which were wildly entertaining, explosive, and true to his unique vision of masculine action and horror. He’s survived by his brother and collaborator Ted Prior, who will join us tonight to present one of their most unusual films — in its only know 35mm print — NIGHT WARS! It’s a rampagingly creative convergence of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and FULL METAL JACKET, as two Vietnam veterans lock, load, and enter the world of fully automatic dreamworld combat. Beyond the wall of sleep is a sadistic, supernatural hellwarrior who’s holding their friends hostage in a P.O.W. camp of his own nefarious, inhuman design. Though half the action takes place in the slumberzone, this one’s ALL WAR and NO SNORE! FIRE IN THE HOLE!!
Dir. David A. Prior, 1988, 35mm, 88 min.