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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:

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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

The photo featured in the beginning inside Clint's (Elijah Wood) bedroom is an actual picture of Wood as a kid. See more »

Goofs

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

Lucy: If I want to go in the fucking air conditioning duct, I'll go. I'm just going to die anyway just like the rest of you assholes, so maybe I'm going to try to do something brave as a final pointless gesture of kindness in this cruel shitty world that likes taking gestures of kindness and shitting and peeing on them. You know what else? Since you're all going to be dead soon anyway, I should tell you. I hate every single one of you.
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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 »

Connections

References Mario Kart 8 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

God and a Shotgun
Written by Angela Wood and Noah Needleman
Performed by Ryan Wood
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Another fresh and exciting take on the zombie movie.
21 September 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

When I saw the trailer for this movie, I could not wait to see it!

A chicken carrying a food virus becomes chicken nuggets for an elementary school in a small town, and effects them with a flu like virus that turns anyone who has not reach puberty into flesh loving monsters. How cool is that?

Though the idea that the chicken nuggets they feed you in public school are actually made of chicken is totally unrealistic, the metaphor of a girl who eats these nuggets spreading a zombie apocalypse like the cooties is brilliant

I've seen my share of Zombie movies and I never seen this particular premise. Adding to this is a great ensemble cast lead by obviously horror movie fan Elijah wood, who also did Maniac and Grand Piano which I loved. Rainn Wilson was Boss with a capital B in this film, and added to the 1980s homage of horror and action I was vibing on all over this film.

The best part is that the movie is rated R which means nothing gets held back as these teachers beat the crap out of their undead students.

Cooties is an action comedy horror movie that keeps your interest for all 90mins, never a dull moment and just so much fun from beginning to end.

If you're a fan of Horror movies, especially the zombie-genre, it's worth taking a look at.


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