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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 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 ... Dink
Morgan Lily ... Tamra
Sunny May Allison Sunny May Allison ... Shelly
Armani Jackson ... Calvin
Peter Kwong ... Mr. Hatachi
Kate Flannery ... Charman
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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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Rated R for horror violence and gore, language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cooties: A Epidemia See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,545, 25 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$55,749, 27 September 2015
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The second time that Elijah Wood plays a character who fights monsters in a school. The first time was in The Faculty (1998). See more »

Goofs

When Wade gives Clint the hockey stick after the gang meets back up, there are a couple of shots where Wade's baseball launcher has no ball in front of the exit hole, and right after he hands over the hockey stick a baseball is visible, just sitting in front of the hole. In the next shot where it would be visible, it's gone again. 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 »

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Features Clan of the Vein See more »

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Pop Goes the Weasel
Written by Traditional
Performed by Pepijn Caudron
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Not bad
22 September 2015 | by fil-nik09See all my reviews

This is a week of horror comedies for me, it seems. Although I did not want it, but turns out that these horror comedies are not bad! And this one was entertaining, just like Bloodsucking bastards I saw yesterday.

I enjoyed the movie because of its unusual setting - elementary school and kids as zombies.

I must say that first two, three minutes were kinda disgusting to me as I sat down to watch the movie with a bag of chips and ... that fly pooping on the meat and then the process of making those chicken balls or whatever... Man, I will be more careful what I will eat in the future.

It is interesting how they portrayed teachers in school. I am sure most schools have those characters! I did not get which subject a gay teacher does.

In one scene, maybe in that discotheque playground, or somewhere I thought Katy Perry was lying murdered! LOL Don't know if that was intentional or not ...

Anyway, it is fun. Nothing spectacular, but entertaining! Seven from me.


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