Directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott
Starring Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer and Nasim Pedrad
A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.
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★★★½ review by DirkH on Letterboxd
More a collection of fantastic moments than a great whole, Cooties is a welcome change to the 'self aware' variety horror comedy seems to be stuck in these days.
Even though I feel they could have done more with the premise, Cooties still has a wonderful absurd streak to it, making its short running time whiz by with the greatest of ease.
It's nasty, disgusting and at points truly hilarious (with Rainn Wilson easily stealing the show), it just needs a little more focus to really come into its own.
As is, Cooties is a fun romp through the zombie genre. It gets away with killing off a busload of kids, fulfilling many a teacher's darkest fantasies in the process.
(Yours truly excluded of course. I adore my students.)
★★★★★ review by Sarah Collins on Letterboxd
This film was well worth the wait, I had a feeling it would never get a release but it finally did. This is a rare diamond in the rough of a film and only Leigh Whannell could ever cook something like this up. It's a film that is so good that It has every little bit of what I want from when I watch a movie, and that's the best thing about this movie, I have not loved a movie this much in ages, but it's all changed now. All the main cast had time to shine, Rain Wilson is someone I haven't really watched in anything before, and he was the funniest, but Leigh has his own time to shine in the movie with some of the hilarious lines especially one right near the end. I think it's a very rare sort of movie that is so cheesy at times but for me it works and that's all I could have wanted from a film like this, it's not going to be everyone's sort of movie but it sure is mine. Perhaps, my new favorite movie, so I'm happy.
★★★★½ review by Scott Jackson on Letterboxd
If movies were blowjobs, this would be an excellent one.
★★★½ review by <Todd> on Letterboxd
"Follow me I do crossfit!" -Dead teacher
Elijah Wood is a substitute teacher at an elementary school. After a sick girl attacks another student a plague starts to spread through the school and a few students join a motley crew of teachers trying to protect themselves and last through the day.
I could have watched Rainn Wilson bludgeon children for hours. The horror comedy stuff in this film is really great and fun but a lot of the normal teacher dialogue is weak. I give this a recommend but the film underachieves.
★★★★½ review by Chris on Letterboxd
A lot of little jerk kids get beat up and killed, it's pretty wonderful.
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