Very rarely do you see children in zombie movies and TV shows, and even when you do, it’s just one or two of them. With the upcoming movie Cooties, the kids are the only zombies, and they appear to be hungry for more than just a few juicy chicken nuggets.
Anyone who has ever grown up is familiar with the highly contagious but not at all real opposite sex disease, cooties. But in this movie, cooties is real, and it is turning the kids at an elementary school into the vicious and violent undead. The movie stars Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, and comes from the minds of Saw co-creator Leigh Whannell and Glee co-creator Ian Brennan.
You can read more about the movie and check out the first official trailer below.
From the minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of Glee), COOTIES is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into little killer savages, 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. The Sundance hit COOTIES will be one of the debut releases of the newly-launched Lionsgate Premiere label, which will release the film on September 18th in select theaters and on demand.
The most depressing thing about this entire trailer? Seeing Elijah Wood, who played a student in Robert Rodriguez’s horror flick The Faculty, playing a teacher. Has it been almost 20 years already?! We all went and got old.