Joysticks

“This is lowbrow entertainment in its highest form: an ideally balanced comedic laserchainsaw of bodily function gags and highly advanced insanity — every frame is drive-in outrageousness incarnate, and Jon Gries’ performance as King Vidiot is nothing short of spastic genius.” — Zack Carlson, Destroy All Movies

Legendary exploitation filmmaker Greydon Clark (Without Warning, Black Shampoo, Satan’s Cheerleaders) distills everything great about the 1980s (punks, nerds, valley girls, wild fashion, and Pac-Man) into one video game-fueled, late-night partyblast! Will a local businessman (Joe Don Baker) succeed in shutting down this “den of juvenile delinquency” or will saner heads, faster fingers and shiny quarters prevail? Will leather-clad King Vidiot (Jon Gries) and his troupe of high-tech video addicts ever be satiated? Featuring extensive use of classic machines like Galaxian, Pole Position, Super Pac-Man and Satan’s Hollow — in addition to an all-time-great theme song and an epic battle against parental disapproval — this is a film for people totally into the neverending pursuit of brain-shattering FUUUUUNNNNNNNNN!!!!
Dir. Greydon Clark, 1983, 35mm, 88 min.

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