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You are what they eat in the first trailer for Cooties, starring Elijah Wood

With its release still months away—September 18th in select theaters and on demand—the first trailer for COOTIES is finally here, giving us our best look yet at the zombie children vs. teachers horror comedy. We've seen just about all there is when it comes to the zombie genre, so it's nice to see films like COOTIES spin the wheel a little bit differently for once....

New poster for Cooties starring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson and Leigh Whannell

  The horror-comedy COOTIES , from the creators of Glee and Saw, is about to screen at the Stanley Film Festival, and in preparation for that a new poster for the film has been coughed up. Check it out in full below. COOTIES stars Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell, Nasim Pedrad, Ian Brennan and Jorgé Garcia. The film is directed by Jonathan...

Cooties to open Stanley Film Festival; hits theaters/VOD in September

After premiering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Spectrevision's COOTIES , which stars Elijah Wood and was directed by Jonathan Miliot and Cary Murnion, was scooped up by Lionsgate, later going through some extra filming for a new ending . Now we've learned that COOTIES will be the opening film to kick off this years Stanley Film Festival on April 30, and that the film...

Insidious and Saw's Leigh Whannell wants next project to be sci-fi

Leigh Whannell may be best known as half of one of the most successful partnerships in horror history, working alongside frequent collaborator James Wan on SAW and INSIDIOUS, two films that spawned highly profitable franchises. While he has worked mainly as a writer and an actor, now Whannell is set to tackle directing duties on the upcoming third installment of the INSIDIOUS series,...

Elijah Wood says Cooties is coming early next year with new ending

COOTIES , the horror-comedy about a group of adolescents who become rabid and attempt to eat all of their teachers, had a successful showing at Sundance earlier in the year, leading to a quick pick-up by Lionsgate. But when are we actually going to meet these kooky kindergartners? Star and producer Elijah Wood has confirmed that while it won't be this year, it's almost certainly hitting in...

Cooties (Sundance Review)

PLOT: A wanna-be horror novelist turned substitute teacher ( Elijah Wood ) has to contend with a school full of rabid children when one of them is infected by a virus from a tainted chicken nugget. REVIEW: The only downside about attending a film festival like Sundance- other than the lack of sleep- is that you end up watching so many movies, when a bad one comes...

Lionsgate picks up Cooties out of Sundance

With a plethora of badass horror flicks currently balls deep in the Sundance Film Festival, we are going to start seeing a lot of them get snatched up by distributors in the coming days. The first big acquisition news on tap right now is that Lionsgate is nearing a deal to acquire North American distribution rights to COOTIES , the horror-comedy starring Elijah Wood that premiered...

The Elijah Wood-starring Cooties gets an awesome poster by Jay Shaw

Just in time for its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival is Jay Shaw's badass new poster for the Elijah Wood-starring horror comedy COOTIES . Shaw has been dishing out a ton of amazing work over the years and his latest piece is absolutely no exception. I don't know what I like more, the film's tagline: Circle, circle. Square, square. Now you have it everywhere , or the...

First set of stills from Cooties, starring Elijah Wood

Holy shit, it's about damn time we got to see some pics from Elijah Wood's upcoming horror-comedy COOTIES . We've had our eyes on this one for quite some time so it's nice to finally get a taste of the film. This sounds like a ridiculous little flick which basically turns asshole elementary school kids into even bigger assholes, and then we get to watch Elijah Wood beat...

Dissecting Writer Leigh Whannell!

WRITER LEIGH WHANNELL It's about damn time we get better acquainted with Leigh Whannell, one half of the Aussie brain-trust behind such modern day horror classics as SAW and INSIDIOUS, and to a lesser degree, DEAD SILENCE and a few others. And while Whannell stars in most of the flicks he co-writes, often giving the audience comic relief, most people still tend to...

Elijah Wood's horror-comedy Cooties infects Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill and more!

COOTIES , a horror-comedy from producer-star Elijah Wood and writers Leigh Whannell and Glee co-creator Ian Brennan, is moving forward and bringing aboard some cool co-stars. The flick, about rabid little kids who terrorize their teachers, will feature the talents of Rainn Wilson ("The Office"), Alison Pill ("The Newsroom"), Jack MacBrayer ("30 Rock"), Jorge Garcia ("Lost") and Nasim...

Elijah Wood and Leigh Whannell catch Cooties

Last year , we reported INSIDIOUS writer Leigh Whannell was working on COOTIES, a zom-com centered on infected school children. It seems now the film is getting some traction as Elijah Wood has signed on to star in and produce the film. Wood will be producing under the banner of his horror-oriented production company The Woodshed. He'll be sharing this behind-the-scenes credit...
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