Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Theta Girl (2017) Boston Underground Film Festival 2018

Wild retro throw back to some of the weird low budget exploitation films of the 1970's and 80's is about Gayce, a young tough as nails woman who deals the drug theta, which opens a doorway to another dimension. When a her friends are murdered by a bunch of the theta dosed crazies Gayce has to track down the killer and get revenge.

There is more to it than that but that is enough to get you started and not spoil anything this wild and crazy film has to offer. Filled with sex and violence and heady ideas THE THETA GIRL is the sort of film we haven't seen in decades, certainly not since the waning days of the drive-ins when filmmakers turned out some pretty weird and wild films. Based on the jolt of adrenaline that this film provides it's clear this sort of madness has been sorely missed.

This is a crazed film  where anything is possible. Reality is upended and a new one is substituted. Its a wild ride.

Perfectly capturing the look and feel of earlier films THE THETA GIRL carves out it's own niche by upping the ante with even more sex and violence than we would have seen in the films it clearly loves so much. This is a kind of perfect distillation of the exploitation genre that would have been a cult classic back in the day...and is destined to be one in today.

I desperately want to talk about the things that happen in the film but at the same time I want you to be as blindsided as I was. As good as this film is going to be on repeated viewings I don't want to take away the joy of discovering the film's wonderful delights.

This is one of my favorite (and possibly one of the verybest) films of 2018.

Very highly recommended to genre fans or anyone who wants to see a great film.

THE THETA GIRL plays Thursday night at the Boston Underground Film Festival.

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