Here’s what Cooties comes down to. A group of teachers and the vicious little monsters they educate. That showdown is front and center on the horror-comedy’s newly debuted official poster.
Cooties is tremendous fun. Written by Ian Brennan & Leigh Whannell, minds behind Saw, Insidious and Glee, the film is somehow a perfect hybrid of such sensibilities. It’s colorful, legitimately funny and generous in child annihilation. Produced by SpectreVision and starring Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Nasim Pedrad, Jack McBrayer, Jorge Garcia and Whannell, Cooties “sees a mysterious virus hit an isolated elementary school, transforming the pre-adolescent children into a feral swarm of sadistic monsters. There, an unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives against the hideous pupils.”
Cooties, directed by Jonathan Milott & Cary Murnion, is out from Lionsgate Premiere on September 18th. EW premiered the poster, which is much more in line with its big comedy aesthetics than the minimal evocative teaser images.