Just a short post today as I’ve got a bit of a cold. But I wanted to mention this movie which has just come out on dvd/on demand.
Substitute teacher and wannabe horror writer Clint (Elijah Wood) finds himself back teaching at his old school. But he realises that times have changed and kids are much more vicious than in his day. And thats before a virus spreads that turns children into zombie like cannibals.
Black comedy/horror isn’t a genre that everyone likes, however for those like me who enjoy a few laughs along with gore then Cooties is one you should watch. As the remaining teachers and few uninfected children band together the film hilariously follows the exploits to get out of the school unharmed. All the teachers are funny with special mention going to Rainn Wilson as Wade the PE teacher-turned warrior and Saw writer/star Leigh Whannell (who also co-wrote Cooties with Ian Brennan) as the creepy but knowledgeable Doug.
While not overly scary the film doesn’t lack on the gore with children tearing apart adults limb from limb. As long as you can stomach it Cooties is a fun flick that will make you laugh and feel a bit gross.
Rating 3.5/5 – a constantly funny and amusingly gory movie