A couple of months ago the first trailer for horror comedy Cooties arrived, looking like an insane episode of Community, the trailer hit all the right notes with me. Fast forward to today, and joyous news of its UK release has been confirmed alongside an updated trailer.
Here’s the official synopsis;
Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) stars as substitute teacher Clint Hadson whose first day on the job at his new elementary school turns a killer… Literally!
A virus spawned from a diseased chicken nugget quickly spreads through the school turning all the children into a swarm of savages. Hadson must unite a ragtag bunch of teachers who will have to band together in the fight of their lives in order to escape the school and the rampaging horde.
Cooties is an infectious new comedy of epic proportions that also stars Alison Pill (Scott Pilgrim Vs The World) and Rainn Wilson (The Office US).
Striking that balance between horror and comedy is a tricky task, when it’s done well we get things like They Live and Shaun of the Dead. However, does anybody else remember an 80s movie called Chopping Mall? Google it, I dare you! Cooties looks like a heap of fun with a game cast and no shortage of gore soaked humour.
Also starring Jack McBrayer, Jorge Garcia and Leigh Whannell (who also co-writes the script), Cooties is released on DVD just in time for Halloween on October 12. Check out the new trailer below.