Horror comedies tend to do one thing well. For the first half of Cooties, that’s most certainly the comedy. Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson and Alison Pill play elementary teachers in a love triangle complicated by the fact that the students are turning into ravenous zombies. As night descends and the threat intensifies, so do the horror elements. The combination works thanks to the writers behind both Glee (Ian Brennan) and Saw (Leigh Whannell), both of whom also steal their scenes as comic actors.
Director: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion
Writer: Ian Brennan, Leigh Whannell
Starring: Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson
Production Details: Glacier Films, 96 minutes