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Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurances.

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A horror tale set in a High School where the students suspect the teaching staff of being aliens, who are intent on making the students their victims. Written by Jordan Chamerski

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Rated R for violence/gore, strong language, drug use and some nudity | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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£894,161 (UK) (9 April 1999)

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£4,346,266 (UK) (14 May 1999)
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Usher's film debut. See more »

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During the big football game they show people holding up letters that spell "Kill" the second line of people have the second "L" upside down but in the next scene it's corrected. See more »

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Coach Willis: You got to pick up the line. God damn it! Get off the fucking field you limp ass blow jobs!
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The female teacher who was decapitated only to have her alien-controlled head rejoin her body, is seen (also very much alive) wearing a scarf around her neck, presumably to hide the scar. See more »

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References Dateline NBC (1992) See more »

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HAUNTING ME
Written by Christopher Hall, Walter Flakus, Andy Kubiszewski, James Sellers and Marcus Eliopulos
Performed by Stabbing Westward
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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positive review with caveats
26 December 1998 | by (Knoxville, TN) – See all my reviews

It's a Robert Rodriguez film. It's a Kevin Williamson screenplay. You already know that it's in the same vein as'Bodysnatchers,' etc. Anybody who *doesn't* know this but saw and enjoyed the Scream flicks or the "I Know ..." movies is likely to enjoy this.

No, it doesn't really have the same underlying Red Scare theme of the original Bodysnatchers (or Arthur Miller's Crucible), although it *is* about what every modern high school movie seems to be about: how much their presumed roles imposed on teens makes their lives painful, and how great it is to unleash those strictures. Sure, it's not Bergman, but who really expects haute couture from a sci-fi horror flick? Oh, and any 'homophobia' attributed to the movie (as opposed to some of its high school student characters, just as occurs in real life) is questionable at best.

"The Faculty" is no more and no less than another entry in 'new geek cinema,' slightly more intelligent and self-referential than your standard SCI-FI Network fare. Appreciated on its own terms, or anything close to them, it's a lot of fun!


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