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Cooties (2014)

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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.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Miles Elliot ... Dink
Morgan Lily ... Tamra
Sunny May Allison ... Shelly
Armani Jackson ... Calvin
Peter Kwong ... Mr. Hatachi
Kate Flannery ... Charman
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Storyline

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. Written by Lionsgate Premiere

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cooties See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,031, 20 September 2015

Gross USA:

$60,058

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$485,544
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kate Flannery and Rainn Wilson were costars on the American TV series The Office (2005). See more »

Goofs

The power has been cut to the school, yet the vending machine still works. See more »

Quotes

Doug: [everyone is losing it and confused about what is going on] I blame rap music.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, Hitachi makes another appearance. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is an alternate ending to Cooties (2014) which was the original one, but Lionsgate paid them to re-shoot the ending After killing Patriot, they realize they are out of gas. They venture on foot and eventually find a deserted campsite. They enjoy themselves. Clint throws his novel in the fire and tells Lucy that he is not a writer and says he is actually a teacher, living in Fort. Chicken. Clint has a strong feeling of dread and tells the others to join him. They find the leader's dead body, and the other infected children find them. Then you see infected Boy Scouts, led by Shelly, looking even worse than ever; her eyes are hollow black with more blisters. It's unknown what happened to everyone after the encounter. Carnival music begins playing as three managers from an amusement park, a theater and a family fun center, respectively, get the chicken nugget boxes out of a truck carrying them. Because this ending was never shown, it is possible that the nuggets were also infected with the virus and is responsible for the outbreak. See more »

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References Rush (1991) See more »

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God and a Shotgun
Written by Angela Wood and Noah Needleman
Performed by Ryan Wood
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Great horror/action/comedy. Must see for horror-comedy fans.
21 September 2015 | by Finfrosk86See all my reviews

What a blast!

Never boring. Great cast. Reminiscent of The Faculty (a favorite of mine), because it takes place in a school, yes, but also somehow because of the tone of it. Also, Elijah Wood is in both. He is great.

Cooties is kind of a classic premise, but with a couple of twists that makes it quite refreshing. And even though a good deal of what we see, we have seen before, it's done in its own way that just makes it entertaining. Just well directed, I guess.

It's horror and comedy brilliantly mixed, but also has quite a lot of action and thriller elements. It's not really scary, but has a couple, and particularly one scene that is pretty suspenseful.

The make up and effects aren't incredible, but absolutely gets the job done. One or two scenes I thought lacked the last polish, but nothing major. To sum it up, it's just great fun.

I LOVE the political incorrectness of it, and that must be why the score on here isn't higher.

Many good moments in this movie, I will definitely watch it again.


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