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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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The students at Herrington High always suspected their teachers were from another planet... they were right! See more »


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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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The girl student with the black top and tan skirt who laughs at Elijah Wood getting his balls smashed into a flagpole was Austin rocker Sarah Talbot, who at the time was the front woman for The Hollywood Wife Beaters. Laughing at Wood was her idea and the director kept it in. See more »

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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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