The Violent Years
Short On Time (Films Under 75 Mins) • Thriller
The patron saint of sleazy American independent filmmakers for decades running, Edward D. Wood, Jr. (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, GLEN OR GLENDA?) was the ultimate Hollywood outsider. Across an infamous career, this tragic, iconoclastic director / screenwriter / pornographer / hellraiser mastered his own unique blend of outrageous kitsch, absurd supernatural horror and campy suspense. “I shot a cop -- SO WHAT!” So sez the girl gang thrill-killers of the delirious THE VIOLENT YEARS! Straight from the dome of Ed Wood, this is the story of Paula Parkins: a good-girl-gone-bad who leads her degenerate teen hellcats down a path of gas station hijackings, pajama party orgies and cold-blooded murder. From Wood’s patently deranged dialogue to the scene where the gang performs a “man attack,” THE VIOLENT YEARS is an essential exposé on crime, gender politics, and sweater-stealing.
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