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Friday, 18 September 2015

COOTIES [2014]

Some movies know they're bad so they decide to run with it and that's where they find their greatest strength.
Directors Jonathan Milott & Cary Murnion's horror-comedy Cooties doesn't quite hit the mark.
An elementary school's students all become infected with a 'zombie' virus and begin chasing after the teachers for an afternoon snack.  This playful gory little film aims for big twisted laughs but mostly it ends up with a lot of groaners and terribly timed one-liners.  The horror elements, although a bit different in setting as most films like this, does nothing to scare or disturb.  If not for the wonderfully entertaining ensemble cast the film would fall even flatter on it's face than it already has.
In short, it's not funny enough to be a comedy or scary enough to be a horror.

2 chicky nuggets out of 5

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