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 misfit teachers in the fight of their lives. Cooties is co-directed by Jonathan Milott & Cary Murnion, making their feature directing debut. The screenplay was written by Leigh Whannell & Ian Brennan, produced by SpectreVision. (synopsis via First Showing)
Growing up ain’t easy.
But then again, neither is dealing with the small human beings who are doing the growing up.
But one group of teachers at an elementary school find out just how hard it can be when a chicken nugget borne-zombie virus, which only affects people who haven’t gone through puberty yet, turns a difficult group of 4th graders instead a ravenous horde of soulless undead bent on devouring their onetime educators.
It isn’t pretty but in the hands of the people who brought you Glee and Saw, it sure as hell is funny.
Cooties is the movie in question, an hilarious take on the zombie apocalypse that adds a whole new, deeply unsettling perspective to the idea of girl and boy germs.
And the results, just as you suspected when you were a kid on the playground, aren’t pretty.
But on the plus side, they could be great for your fitness levels.
Run! Wave vigorously! And swing that bat … and almost die laughing.
You’ll also be cured of ever saying “Kids will be kids” again with an affectionate laugh since it won’t seem like an even remotely appealing thing to say when you’re sprinting away down a hallway in fear of your life, the flesh-craving little monsters nipping, or is that chomping, at your heels!
Whatever you do, just remember that far from a case of genial playground fun, this time Cooties will be deadly.
And funny … very, VERY funny.
Cooties, which premiered at Sundance in January 2014, opens in limited theatre release and VOD on September 18 in USA.