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Cooties -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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.

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Release Date:
18 September 2015 (USA) See more »
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You are what they eat. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Elijah Wood ... Clint

Rainn Wilson ... Wade

Alison Pill ... Lucy

Jack McBrayer ... Tracy

Leigh Whannell ... Doug

Nasim Pedrad ... Rebekkah

Ian Brennan ... Vice Principal Simms

Jorge Garcia ... Rick

Cooper Roth ... Patriot

Miles Elliot ... Dink

Morgan Lily ... Tamra

Sunny May Allison ... Shelly

Armani Jackson ... Calvin

Peter Kwong ... Mr. Hatachi

Kate Flannery ... Charman

Matt Jones ... Sheriff Dave

Rebecca Marshall ... Emily Dopkins

Jake Brennan ... Lincoln

Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Mr. Pederson

Aiden Lovekamp ... Racer

Lauren Stovall ... Moon

Jared Breeze ... Safety Helmet Boy

Nikita Ager ... Patriot's Mom

Angela Bullock ... Rhonda

Elizabeth Bogush ... Crying Mother

Boni Yanagisawa ... Miss Nash
Lauren Katz ... Mrs. Gordon
Brian Henderson ... Mr. Henderson

Tammie Baird ... Mrs. Birk

Ashley Rae Miller ... Tricycle Girl
Chloe Rose ... Cootie Kid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kelli Barksdale ... Cootie kid (uncredited)
Ella Berry ... Cootie kid (uncredited)

Nathan Brewer ... Cootie Kid (uncredited)
Emily Brobst ... Cootie Kid (uncredited)

Mika Cigic ... Zombie Child (uncredited)
Jaiden Geller ... Cootie Kid (uncredited)

Sam Ly ... Cootie Kid (uncredited)

Mason Mahay ... Cootie Kid (uncredited)
Brandi Marie ... Cootie Student (uncredited)

Dani Marie ... Cootie Extra (uncredited)

Kara Petersen ... Cootie Kid (uncredited)

Isabella Revel ... Angela (uncredited)
Sophia Strauss ... Lipstick Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Milott 
Cary Murnion 
 
Writing credits
Leigh Whannell (written by) &
Ian Brennan (written by)

Leigh Whannell (story) &
Ian Brennan (story) &
Josh C. Waller (story)

Produced by
Gevond Andreasyan .... executive producer
Sarik Andreasyan .... executive producer
Ian Brennan .... executive producer
Douglas Brown .... co-producer
George Castrounis .... co-executive producer: with Maple Leaf Capital
Hayden Christensen .... executive producer
Tove Christensen .... producer
Ryan Farhoudi .... co-producer
Georgiy Malkov .... producer
Spencer Medof .... co-producer
Seth William Meier .... executive producer
Seth William Meier .... line producer
Daniel Noah .... producer
Vladimir Polyakov .... executive producer (as Vladimir Poliakov)
Steven Schneider .... producer
Josh C. Waller .... producer
Michael Wexler .... co-executive producer: with Maple Leaf Capital
Leigh Whannell .... executive producer
Elijah Wood .... producer
 
Original Music by
Pepijn Caudron  (as Kreng)
 
Cinematography by
Lyle Vincent 
 
Film Editing by
Brett W. Bachman 
 
Casting by
Terri Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Thomas William Hallbauer 
 
Art Direction by
Jasmine Garnet 
 
Set Decoration by
Brandi Kalish 
Ali Matilla 
 
Costume Design by
Gina Scarnati 
 
Makeup Department
Megan Areford .... makeup artist
Martin Astles .... special effects makeup department head
Sarah Ault .... hair artist
Kya Bilal .... hair artist
Leslie Borchard .... hair artist
Michelle Chung .... makeup artist
Lara Cilento .... hair stylist: second unit
Carlton Coleman .... makeup artist
Steve Costanza .... makeup artist
Molly Craytor .... makeup artist
Robert Kato DeStefan .... makeup artist (as Kato DeStefan)
Michael Ezell .... project coordinator
Tina Fabulic .... hair artist
Rocky Faulkner .... makeup artist
Ed French .... makeup artist (as Edward French)
Luis García .... makeup artist (as Luis Garcia)
Kelly Golden .... sculptor
Kelly Golden .... special effects makeup
Jo Holland .... prosthetic department
Ralis Kahn .... makeup artist
Brian Kinney .... makeup artist
Martina Kohl .... makeup artist
Leonard MacDonald .... makeup artist
Deedee Malone .... special effects makeup: office manager
Liz Mendoza .... key makeup artist
Alex Noble .... makeup department head: additional photography
Yoko Nobushi .... makeup artist
Danielle Noe .... special effects makeup
Bridget O'Neill .... makeup artist: second unit
Pavy Olivarez .... hair artist
Tijen Osman .... assistant department head hair
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman .... hair department head
Ani Plotkin-Maloney .... makeup artist (as Ani Plotki-Maloney)
Lufeng Qu .... makeup artist
Justin Raleigh .... special effects makeup department head
Justin Raleigh .... special makeup effects designer & creator
Gina Rylander .... makeup artist
Eleanor Sabaduquia .... makeup department head
Blake Shepard .... makeup artist
Traci E. Smithe .... hair artist
Dave Snyder .... makeup artist
Natalie Thimm .... makeup artist
Cyndi Vellmure .... hair artist
Hugo Villasenor .... makeup artist
Jill Warner .... purchasing manager: Fractured FX
Kodai Yoshizawa .... sculptor
 
Production Management
Seth William Meier .... unit production manager
Chris J. Russo .... post-production supervisor
Tracy Thomas .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lori Ashfield .... first assistant director: second unit
Lori Ashfield .... second assistant director
Matthew Baker .... additional second second assistant director
Matthew Baker .... second assistant director: second unit (as Matt Baker)
Lisa Chu .... additional second second assistant director
Brent Clark .... second second assistant director: additional photography
Alexis Colwell .... additional second second assistant director (as Alexis Olsen)
JoAnne Lowrie .... second second assistant director
Joe McDougall .... first assistant director (as Joe McDougall II)
Peter Merwin .... second assistant director: additional photography
Todd Tucker .... second unit director
Corinne Wedlake .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Jacob Alsbrook .... leadman
Peter Angles .... set dresser
Michael Barnett .... set dresser (as Mike Barnett)
Bruce Bellamy .... set dresser
Jeremy Cisneros .... buyer
Delano Clark .... art department assistant
Lee Cunningham .... additional props assistant
Lee Cunningham .... propmaster: second unit
Neil D'Monte .... artistic consultant
Neil D'Monte .... comic book art: created by
Joseph DeRosa .... set dresser
Ryan Donohue .... set dresser
Christopher Dumas .... set dresser
Yukion Frierson .... on-set dresser
Christopher P. Garr .... foreperson
Casey B. Garrett .... construction coordinator
Ignacio Genzon .... art production assistant
Samantha Gregory .... assistant (as Samantha Layton Gregory)
Susannah Honey .... art department intern
Carl Jones .... set dresser
Peter Kang .... set dresser (as Pete Kang)
Kristina Kasmin .... set dresser
Andrew Kim .... set dresser
Gary Leshner .... set dresser
Allison Lopes .... art department intern
Ed Martin II .... prop assistant
Andre Martin .... assistant propmaster
Sergio Martinez .... painter
Bob New .... on-set dresser (as Robert New)
Glenn Ryan Jr. .... set dresser
Blanche Sindelar .... propmaster
Steven James Smally .... greensman
Sarah Taub .... set dresser
Susie Thompson .... set dresser
German Velasco .... set dresser
Nic Weethee .... lead man
Dean Zingus .... lead man: additional photography
 
Sound Department
Alan Archer .... foley artist
Kevin Bellante .... sound mixer: second unit
Victoria Bowes .... utility sound/second boom operator
Eloisa Diaz .... sound editor
Jeffrey Dyal .... additional sound services
Rob Embrey .... adr facility supervisor
Patrick Garrison .... dialogue editor
Jay Golden .... sound utility: person
Owen Granich-Young .... additional sound services
John-Thomas Graves .... additional sound services (as John T. Graves)
Jon Greasley .... additional sound services
Matt Howard .... sound editor
Ando Johnson .... sound editor
Jeffery Alan Jones .... re-recording mixer
Jeffery Alan Jones .... sound designer
Jeffery Alan Jones .... supervising sound editor
Darren King .... additional sound services
Gregory King .... additional sound services
E. Niles Klein .... additional sound services
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator
Ryan Lukasik .... foley mixer
Zsolt Magyar .... sound mixer
Mike McKone .... additional sound services
Tanner Parker .... foley artist
John Sievert .... foley artist
James Washington .... dialogue editor
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Katie Zadorozniak .... foley editor
 
Special Effects by
Karla Alves .... mold department
Gary Bentley .... special effects assistant
Chris Cline .... special effects assistant
Joe Gomez .... mold department
Sean K. Gordon .... special effects technician
Josh Hakian .... special effects coordinator
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator: additional photography
Christopher Hernandez .... mold department
Zak Knight .... special effects foreman
Steve Newquist .... special effects pyrotechnician
Jay T. Rockwell .... special effects assistant
David Waine .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Phil Aupperle .... digital effects (as Phillip Aupperle)
Joseph DiValerio .... visual effects supervisor (as Joe DiValerio)
Didier Levy .... digital effects
J.D. Zack .... executive in charge of visual effects: Terminal FX (as Jean Daniel Zacharias)
 
Stunts
Randall Archer .... stunt performer
Tammie Baird .... stunts
Kelli Barksdale .... stunt performer
Nick Benseman .... safety
Nick Benseman .... stunt rigger
Nick Benseman .... utility stunts
Matt Berberi .... stunt coordinator
Emily Brobst .... stunt double: Cooper Roth
Bryan Cartago .... stunt double: Peter Kwong
Danny Downey .... stunt double: Elijah Wood
Jared S. Eddo .... safety
Jared S. Eddo .... stunt rigger
Marissa Labog .... stunt performer
Sam Ly .... stunt performer
Tara Macken .... stunt performer
Kara Petersen .... stunt performer (as Kara Peterson)
Jeff Pruitt .... safety
Jeff Pruitt .... stunt rigger
Ming Qiu .... stunt performer
Brett Smrz .... safety
Brett Smrz .... stunt rigger
Mark Aaron Wagner .... safety
Mark Aaron Wagner .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Abernathy .... set lighting technician
David Adams .... set lighting technician
Benny Alvarado .... set lighting technician
Tom Anderson .... set lighting technician (as Thomas Anderson)
Erik Arendt .... balloon technician
Travis Belgard .... key grip: additional photography
Rowan G. Byers .... best boy grip
Mark Cane .... set lighting technician (as Mark 'Pierre' Cane)
Zack Charney Cohen .... digital imaging technician: re-shoots
Graham Chart .... set lighting technician
Chris Christensen .... grip
Scott Dropkin .... a camera/stedicam operator
Frank Endewardt .... set lighting technician
Derrick Esperanza .... set lighting technician
Jose Felix .... set lighting technician
Lisa K. Ferguson .... b camera first assistant
Bradley C. Ferm .... set lighting technician
Tammy Fouts .... b camera first assistant (as T. Fouts Sandoval)
Vadim Frumin .... grip
Frank Anthony Garbutt .... grip (as Frank Garbutt)
Chris Godfrey .... grip
Alexander Griffiths .... best boy grip
Thadeus Hall .... set lighting technician
Michael Hardwick .... digital image technician
Andre Hollins .... grip
Stephen Irvine .... set lighting technician
Yuka Kadono .... b camera second assistant
Todd Kappelt .... camera assistant
Eugene B. Kerry .... key grip (as Geno Kerry)
Nicholas Kirsten .... grip
Andrey Kremer .... dolly grip
Gray Lanaux .... dolly grip
Todd Liggitt .... grip/dolly grip: b camera
Michael Listorti .... grip
Michelle Mann .... b camera second assistant
Wink Mann .... set lighting technician
Guy Maturo .... set lighting technician
Luke Miller .... assistant chief lighting technician
Steven F. Miller .... hot head technician
Matthew Minke .... grip (as Matt Minke)
Erik Gunnar Mortensen .... first assistant camera (as E. Gunnar Mortensen)
Russ Nordstedt Jr. .... best boy grip (as Russell Nordstedt Jr)
Dave Pierce .... grip (as David Peirce)
Rob Pittman .... second assistant camera
Vincent Pogoda .... set lighting technician (as W. Vincent Pagoda)
Chris Primero .... set lighting technician
Tony Rivetti Jr. .... stills photographer
Pat Russo .... set lighting technician
Aaron Schuh .... b camera second assistant
Sonoko Shimoyama .... set lighting technician
Jeff Siljenberg .... set lighting technician (as Jeffrey Siljenberg)
Lee Sumners .... dit: additional photography
Christopher Taylor .... b camera operator (as Chris 'CT' Taylor)
Matthew Thiemann .... chief lighting technician
Mark Vollmer .... grip
Ramian E. Williams .... set lighting technician
Greg Wilson .... grip
Tom Wood .... set lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Bill Dance .... extras casting
Sarah Domeier .... casting associate
Terence Harris .... extras casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sara Bacon .... seamstress
Julia Bly .... key costumer
Carly Campbell .... costume production assistant
Suki-Rose Etter .... costume production assistant
Natasha Konowalow .... key costumer
Ryan Lennon .... costumer
Gina Scarnati .... wardrobe
Yuki Tachibe .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jon Jorgensen .... editorial services
Taylor Mahony .... digital intermediate editor
J.D. Moore .... digital intermediate editor
Mark T. Osborne .... digital intermediate colorist (as Mark Todd Osborne)
Alan Pao .... digital intermediate producer
Heather Toll .... digital intermediate producer
S. Robyn Wilson .... editorial services
 
Location Management
Nancy Bruno .... location production assistant
Dale Dreher .... location manager: additional photography
Jared Parsons .... location manager
Kevan Tucker .... location production assistant
 
Music Department
Jeroen Baert .... first violin
Karel Coninx .... viola
Johannes D'Hoine .... bass
Claudia Ibarra de Broeckhove .... violin
Thomas De Pauw .... recording engineer: and musical assistance
Mike Delaere .... bass
Hendrik Derolez .... choir leader
Natalie Glas .... alto
Benjamin Glorieux .... cello
Benjamin Glorieux .... musical assistance: and transcriptions
Tim Husom .... music coordinator
Peter Jacquemyn .... bass
Jeffery Alan Jones .... music editor
Sigrid Keunen .... alto
Yumika LeCluyze .... second violin
Pieter Matthynssens .... cello
Serpahine Stragier .... cello
The Sun-Sun-Sun String Orchestra .... strings
Sofie Sweygers .... cello
David Van Ransbeeck .... violin
Katrien Van Remortel .... alto
Louise Vanbiervliet .... violin
 
Transportation Department
Robert Barone .... driver
Leonardo Bautista .... driver (as Leonardo 'Maka' Bautista)
R. Blaine Currier .... transportation co-captain
Sean Erman .... transportation captain: second unit
Charles Gatson .... driver
Jeffrey R. Gold .... driver (as Jeff Gold)
Bill Hannah .... driver
Philip Henderson .... driver
Mike Hurwitz .... driver
Gary Jackson .... driver
Ken Kaplan .... driver
Jim Kelly .... driver
Seth Levine .... driver
Michael Locke .... transportation captain
Rick Lovoy .... driver
Wil Machado .... driver (as Will Machato)
Kim Magruder .... driver generator operator
Kim Magruder .... transportation co-captain
Lou Mendoza .... driver (as Louis Mendoza)
Guy Michaels .... driver
Eric Miller .... transportation captain: additional photography
Victor Moore .... driver
Robert Mullins .... driver
Kelly Murphy .... driver
Frank Pelluchon .... driver (as Franck Pelluchon)
William Peters .... driver
Larry Smith .... driver
Brian Stickgold .... driver
Mike Van Item .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Tito Alverio .... office production assistant
Brett Becker .... accountant: second unit
Charmaine Boos .... additional studio teacher
Chance Bostick .... set production assistant
Erik Bright .... festival publicist
Robert Caballero .... set medic
Alan Clark .... assistant
Audriena Comeaux .... Calvin Photo Double/Stand-In
Hugo Cortez .... chef
Melissa S. Cottingham .... set production assistant
Emily Dahm .... stand-in
Erika Del Toro .... stand-in
André Devantier .... caterer
Megan Drayton .... set production assistant
Meg Dudley .... assistant: to Tove Christensen
Diane Durant .... script supervisor
Phil Eisenhower .... studio teacher: additional photography
David Falicki .... set medic: second unit
Josh Fancher .... stock footage: media provided by
Toby Forlenza .... script supervisor: additional photography
Arthur J. Gallagher .... production insurance
Eduardo Garcia .... craft service assistant
Troy Gonzalez .... stand-in
Patrick Jackson .... additional studio teacher
Myisha Jimerson .... assistant production accountant
Michael Klastorin .... unit publicist
Stefón L.C. .... set production assistant
Josh Larson .... key set production assistant
Stephanie Louie .... key office production assistant
Addison Martinez .... production legal
Kyle McCullough .... director of digital: SpectreVision Media & Internet
Dawn McElhare .... assistant: to Daniel Noah
Sandy McNeil .... teacher: second unit
Christine Miller .... studio teacher
Luis Moreno .... craft service
Adam Morgan .... set production assistant
Mary Ann Pianka .... assistant
Daniel Rbibo .... insurance services
Rosa .... set production assistant
Phillip L. Rosen .... legal services
Anna Ross .... photo double
Rebecca R. Ryan .... assistant production accountant
Sarah R. Santos .... legal services (as Sarah R. Dubman)
Cindy Schwartz .... set medic: additional photography
Jessica Shannon .... production accountant
Beau Stapleton .... legal services
Troy Terry .... assistant: to Ian Brennan
Christopher Troy .... picture double
Harris Tulchin .... legal services
Carlos Uribe .... craft service assistant
Kevin Vallejo .... craft service assistant
Ben Weiss .... sales agent
Hannah Wood .... assistant: to Elijah Wood
 
Thanks
Jairo Alvarado .... special thanks
Joel Baral .... special thanks
Hanley Baxter .... special thanks
Dave Becky .... special thanks
Carl Beyer .... special thanks
Joannie Burstein .... special thanks
JoAnne Colonna .... special thanks
Andrew Deane .... special thanks
Brian DePersia .... special thanks
Jason Garber .... special thanks
Brian Goldberg .... special thanks
Scott Henderson .... special thanks
Tim Husom .... special thanks
Lawrence Inglee .... special thanks
Michael Kives .... special thanks
Doug Lucterhand .... special thanks
Calvin Main .... special thanks
Deborah McIntosh .... special thanks (as Deb McIntosh)
Charlie Meier .... special thanks
Chloe Meier .... special thanks
Christine Meier .... special thanks
Ace Norton .... special thanks
Benny Pitt .... special thanks
Mark Schullman .... special thanks
Daniel Shapovalov .... special thanks
Jay Shaw .... special thanks
Lauren Smith .... special thanks
Beau Stapleton .... special thanks
Tara Strauss .... special thanks
Stacey Testro .... special thanks
Ben Weiss .... special thanks
Jo Yao .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for horror violence and gore, language including sexual references, and some drug use
Runtime:
88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This is the 2nd movie Elijah Wood has to deal with bad children. He had to deal with a bad child in The Good Son.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: A police car would normally have a barrier between the front and back seats. Therefore the scene where the girl attacks the cop from the backseat is incorrect. She wouldn't be able to do this.See more »
Quotes:
Doug:I learned all about the brain when I had a 6 inch spike lodged in my skull as a child. Which is the reason why you may have noticed that sometimes when I'm talking I use the wrong rowboat.See more »
Soundtrack:
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10 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Zombie Cootie Brains, 11 October 2015
Author: in1984 from United States

8.25 of 10. Excellently gross start and plot setup fades into more of a pure action, scream and gore/gross-out horror film, though there's enough ongoing comedy to keep it amusing.

While it may be too much for Hobbit fans to handle, the little half-ling actor pulls off his roll well. The overall casting is both recognizable and obscure enough to make it seem like a true collection of teachers, students, and parents.

Highly recommended as a chill-out film after watching something more serious like Food, Inc. (2009) or Partisan (2015). Unlike the more serious food psycho horror of Gravy (2015), this is also something with enough intellectual humor that parents can enjoy it with their tween kids as they move into their post-cooties years.

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