|director||Cary Murnion, Jonathan Milott|
|writer||Leigh Whannell, Ian Brennan|
|starring||Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Jorge Garcia, Leigh Whannell, Ian Brennan|
SynopsisA mysterious virus hits a small Illinois town, affecting only the prepubescent population, transforming them into violent, feral little monsters. The virus centralizes in the town's elementary school, and quickly the infected students have the teaching staff under siege, acting out deadly revenge fantasies with an eerie sense of childlike glee. Finally, the teachers band together, led by a hapless substitute who grew up in the town, realizing they must do the unthinkable if they hope to survive.
Cooties, a horror/comedy from Saw creator Leigh Whannell, is scatter-shot with enough top-notch moments to almost make you forget that the movie as a whole isn’t nearly as good as it could have been. The high-concept premise has a motley cast of Junior High teachers fighting back against a hoard of zombified tweeners that has infected the school. Directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion run with the premise, resulting in a pleasantly diverting genre exercise that can’t quite take full advantage of its eclectic cast. …Read More