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Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson battle zombie schoolkids in Cooties trailer

22 May 2015 8:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived online for Cooties, an upcoming horror comedy which sees a group of school teachers fighting for their lives against a horde of fourth grade zombies; check it out below after the official synopsis…

From the minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of “Glee”), Cooties is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into little killer savages, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood (ManiacThe Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), and Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives.

Cooties is set for release in the States on September 18th.

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‘Now You See Me 3’ In Development at Lionsgate

22 May 2015 7:06 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Now You See Me: The Second Act” doesn’t hit theaters until June 2016, but Lionsgate is already working on a sequel. “We’ve already begun early planning for ‘Now You See Me 3,'” studio CEO Jon Feltheimer said Friday during a call with analysts to discuss quarterly earnings. “Now You See Me,” a magical crime caper starring Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, was a sleeper hit in 2013. See video: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson Fight Zombie Kids in 'Cooties' Trailer Although it grossed just under $30 million its opening weekend, »

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Elijah Wood and Alison Pill fight infected school kids in Cooties trailer

22 May 2015 1:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Elijah Wood and Alison Pill battle against a playground virus in a trailer for Cooties.

The comedy horror follows a group of teachers who find themselves under siege in their school when a food virus turns the children into monsters.

The teachers have to go to extreme lengths to avoid the cooties outbreak, which leaves the kids with zombie-like symptoms.

Cooties also stars The Office's Rainn Wilson and 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer, as well as Jorgé Garcia, Nasim Pedrad and Leigh Whannell.

Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion directed the film, with a screenplay from Whannell and Ian Brennan.

Cooties will be released on September 18 in select cinemas and on demand. »

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Watch: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson Face Off Against Kid Zombies in ‘Cooties’ Trailer

21 May 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The film “Cooties” brings a new meaning to the popular playground term. Teachers are at war with their pupils-turned-zombies in a suburban elementary school in the zom-com’s first trailer.

Substitute teacher Elijah Wood and P.E. instructor Rainn Wilson go toe-to-toe with the little monsters after the cafeteria’s chicken nuggets cause the fourth graders to grow an appetite for human flesh.

“You can’t eat the teachers, man!” Wilson pleads after punching an undead child and ducking for cover.

The movie is written by Ian Brennan (“Glee”) and Leigh Whannell (“Saw”). Variety critic Peter Debruge wrote in his review that the co-writers’ “disparate sensibilities actually prove remarkably compatible when it comes to cross-breeding teeny-bopper comedy with hard-r horror.”

Jack McBrayer, Alison Pill and Leigh Whannell also star in the film directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott.

Cooties,” which premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, opens »

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Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson And Alison Pill Try To Escape From Zombie Kids In New Cooties Trailer

21 May 2015 11:41 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Have a look at the new trailer for Cooties.

From the twisted minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of “Glee”), Cooties is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills.

When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into killer zombies, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage.

The film stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), and Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives.

The film is directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan.

The film originally had its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

In their review, Film School Rejects said the movie, “is horror comedy done right. »

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Watch: The 'Cooties' Trailer Runs from a Horde of Zombie Kids

21 May 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Some movies only take a single sentence to pitch and you instantly understand exactly what you're going to get. So here's the simple pitch for a new horror comedy: What if the cooties was an actual virus that turned kids into zombies and a bunch of elementary school teachers had to fight them off? That's a pretty great idea all on its own, but when you throw in Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Nasim Pedrad, Jack McBrayer and Leigh Whannell, Cooties becomes something...

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Watch: Zombie Children Terrorize Elijah Wood and Alison Pill in New ‘Cooties’ Trailer

21 May 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The unlikeliest of duos is teaming up to give us "Cooties," a horror-comedy from the minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of "Saw" and "Insidious") and Ian Brennan (co-creator of "Glee").  The movie plays with the seemingly infantile myth of cooties and makes it a reality, rendering it the most deadly of infections that even adults should be afraid of. It all begins with just one bad nugget from the school cafeteria, and ends with a zombie epidemic that only children can contract. Soon, the teachers are tasked with taking on the little zombies, and must band together to fight them off. Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill and Elijah Wood star as the teachers, along with a supporting cast including Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannel, Nasim Pedrad, Ian Brennan and Jorgé Garcia. "Cooties" hits VOD and opens in limited release on September 18. Read More: Sundance Review: Elijah Wood Vehicle 'Cooties' Is »

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Cooties Is Spreading In Gleefully Violent New Trailer For Horror-Comedy

21 May 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s damnably hard to get the tone for a horror-comedy right – just ask Kevin Smith. Luckily, the trailer for Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion’s Cooties seems to suggest that this gore-filled laugh-and-scream-fest will be a cut above the rest.

Cooties centers on a group of elementary school teachers left to fend for themselves when a deadly virus communicated through chicken nuggets turns almost all the students into flesh-hungry zombies. As the infection can only take root if the host has not undergone puberty, the teachers aren’t at risk of catching it – but they do have to deal with being on every pupil’s menu.

The reception out of Sundance was strong, though our own Dominic Mill had mixed views on the horror-comedy. The directors have supposedly been doing extensive re-cutting since that premiere, so perhaps what’s coming to theaters this fall will be a stronger version »

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Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson Fight Zombie Kids in ‘Cooties’ Trailer (Video)

21 May 2015 8:04 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Watch what you eat, kids (and teachers stuck being around them all day). In a new trailer for zombie comedy “Cooties,” kids at an elementary school are turning into flesh eaters after one contracts a deadly virus from tainted chicken nuggets in the school cafeteria. The catch? The virus only affects those who haven’t undergone puberty yet. Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson and Leigh Whannell are teachers who get trapped inside their school when the virus spreads, and team up with more faculty to battle the young undead until reinforcements — a.k.a. parents — arrive to pick up their dead kids at the end of. »

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Trailer for Elijah Wood's Cooties Horror Comedy

21 May 2015 4:57 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Cooties" horror comedy, starring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell, and and Jorge Garcia. Check it out below. Plot: When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into killer zombies, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The new movie will be released in select theaters and on VOD on September 18th. Trailer: »

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Trailers: "Amy," "Cooties," "Batkid"

21 May 2015 2:20 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A couple of key trailer releases today starting with the preview of the new Amy Winehouse documentary "Amy" which opens in cinemas on July 3rd. From the makers of the acclaimed "Senna" documentary, the film looks at the life of the late acclaimed British musician.

Next up, the first trailer is out for the horror-comedy "Cooties" in which a group of teachers, played by actors like Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson, find themselves taking on a group of contagious undead children. "Saw" scribe Leigh Whannell co-wrote the film which will be released in cinemas and on demand on September 18th.

Finally, the first trailer has been released for "Batkid Begins," the upcoming documentary based on the famous event in November 2013 when the world joined in a Make-a-Wish Foundation event in which San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City so that a five-year-old ill child named Miles could be Batman. Dana Nachman »

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'Cooties' Trailer Runs From a Horde of Zombie Kids

20 May 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Some movies only take a single sentence to pitch and you instantly understand exactly what you're going to get. So here's the simple pitch for a new horror comedy: What if cooties was an actual virus that turned kids into zombies and a bunch of elementary school teachers had to fight them off? That's a pretty great idea all on its own, but when you throw in Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Nasim Pedrad, Jack McBrayer, and Leigh Whannell, Cooties becomes something truly special. Cooties actually first premiered at Sundance 2014, but since then Lionsgate has given the filmmakers the resources to shoot a new ending (their choice), and having recently seen the world premiere of that version at the Stanley Film Festival, we can attest that the whole thing is a ton...

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If you're afraid of children, don't watch this trailer

20 May 2015 6:21 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In the scheme of "killer kid" movies, "The Bad Seed" was first, "Alice Sweet Alice" is an underappreciated gem and "Children of the Corn" is not nearly as good as you remember it being. Also: have you seen 2008's "The Children"? If not, seek it out immediately. The latest entry in the storied sub-genre is "Cooties," a new film from Elijah Wood's SpectreVision shingle that sees a group of elementary school teachers struggling to survive against a horde of zombified students. Wood (a dedicated horror nut who also successfully fended off a murderous 12-year-old Macaulay Culkin in 1993's "The Good Son") stars alongside Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer and Jorge Garcia. The script comes from  Leigh Whannell ("Saw," "Insidious") and Ian Brennan ("Glee"); it was directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott (making their feature-film debut). Will "Cooties" be the next indie horror success story? Guess we'll see. »

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‘Cooties’ trailer shows its wacky, dark tone and a school full of zombies

20 May 2015 5:20 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

From the twisted minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of Glee), Cooties is a horror comedy the promises unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. The film takes place in a small town where 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. Cooties, which made its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to positive reviews, is set to open in theaters and on VOD on September 18. A new trailer has been released, which you can watch below. Enjoy!

Cooties, stars Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell, Nasim Pedrad, Ian Brennan and Jorgé Garcia. The film is directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan. »

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Zombie Children Attack in First 'Cooties' Trailer from the Creators of 'Saw' & 'Glee'

20 May 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Cooties played the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and now the zombie horror-comedy is coming to select theaters and On Demand on Sept. 18 courtesy of Lionsgate. You should get a pretty good idea of just what kind of film this is based on the fact it was written by Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of "Glee"), which makes it quite clear just how this is likely to play out. Directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion, the cast includes Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell, Nasim Pedrad, Ian Brennan and Jorge Garcia. Here's the official plot: When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into killer zombies, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson ("The Office"), and Alison Pill »

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Watch: Kid Zombies Attack in Trailer for Horror Comedy 'Cooties'

20 May 2015 1:26 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

You are what they eat. Lionsgate Premiere has debuted a trailer for the Sundance midnight film Cooties, about an elementary school full kids that gets transformed into zombies. Only the teachers can't get sick (the way they explain this in the trailer is super cheesy and yet oddly still amusing). Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Sunny May Allison, Armani Jackson, Leigh Whannell and Morgan Lily star in this horror comedy "with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills." The trailer doesn't seem to give away all of it, so have fun and let us know if you're interested in catching cooties. Check out the poster below as well. Here's the official trailer for Jonathan Milott & Cary Murnion's Cooties, originally from Yahoo: 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 »

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Amazing Trailer for Cooties; Elijah Wood Takes on Child Zombies

20 May 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

We've had our eye on Cooties for a long time. The horror comedy co-written by Glee scribe Ian Brennan and Saw series writer Leigh Whannell has been a particular source of curiosity as it tackles something of a taboo subject in gory films - the mass killing of snot-nosed children.

Basically Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson play teachers who find themselves up against a child-only zombie virus.

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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.

Cooties stars Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Hayden & Tove Christensen, Leigh Whannell, Josh Waller, Rainn Wilson, Daniel Noah and Ian Brennan.

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Elijah Wood Deals With Cooties In A New Trailer

20 May 2015 12:59 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Shouldn’t Elijah Wood know to stay away from schools after the events of The Faculty? Apparently that is a lesson he still needs to learn, as he’s playing a teacher dealing with a deadly elementary school outbreak in Cooties. The blend of horror and black comedy takes place in an ordinary school that is about to have an extraordinarily bad day. A foodborne virus spread by dodgy chicken nuggets is infecting the kids, turning any prepubescents into murderous rage-zombies. Soon, the adults in the facility are running for their lives, regretting that they ever went into education in the first place.Cooties looks extremely silly, but could also be fun, with a cast that also boasts Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell, Nasim Pedrad, Ian Brennan and Jorgé Garcia. Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion called the shots from a script by Saw’s Whannell, Glee co-creator »

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‘Cooties’ Trailer: Rainn Wilson and Elijah Wood Battle Kid Zombies

20 May 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In the horror comedy Cooties, Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson play teachers at a school where the kids become infected with cooties… well, they’re infected with a food-borne virus that has devastating effects on anyone who hasn’t gone through puberty. Mayhem naturally ensues. Imagine some cross between the Community paintball episode and Village of the Damned, and […]

The post ‘Cooties’ Trailer: Rainn Wilson and Elijah Wood Battle Kid Zombies appeared first on /Film. »

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Cooties Transforms Dodgeball and Hopscotch into Blood and Terror in this First Trailer

20 May 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

The first trailer for Cooties is showing here. This horror comedy stars Elijah Wood (Maniac), Alison Pill and Rainn Wilson. Each actor plays a teacher, at an elementary school. At the school, a chicken nugget zombie virus is turning the young scholars into feral monsters. To be released in September, the first trailer focuses on comedy, with horror elements relegated to the finale. Fans of film can view the trailer here. Writer Leigh Whannell (Insidious) was inspired by his dislike of children to write the script. Whannell said of his writing inspiration: "my friend Ian Brennan and I wanted to write a film about one of life’s most universal experiences – hatred for precocious, adorable children. And so we started work on Cooties, a film about a virus that turns school children into monsters and therefore makes it okay to beat them up with hockey sticks." In the trailer, the »

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