Elijah Wood has decided that horror flicks is where he belongs. Not sure where it came from but after the brutal remake Maniac I’m excited to have him in the fold. His next trek into genre territory is Cooties, directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott. The film stars Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Nasim Pedrad, Leigh Whannell, Ian Brennan, Kate Flannery and Jorge Garcia and was co-written by Leigh Whannell (co-creator and writer of the SAW and INSIDIOUS franchises), and Ian Brennan (co-creator/executive producer of “Glee”). Holy hell is that some serious talent. Check out the poster (JAY SHAW of Kingdom of Nonsense.) below and keep checking back for more. Cooties is having it’s world premier at Sundance Film Festival next week,so we can expect trailer any day now.
Synopsis: A mysterious virus hits a small Illinois town, affecting only the prepubescent population, transforming them into violent, feral little monsters. The virus centralizes in the town’s elementary school, and quickly the infected students have the teaching staff under siege, acting out deadly revenge fantasies with an eerie sense of childlike glee. Finally, the teachers band together, led by a hapless substitute who grew up in the town, realizing they must do the unthinkable if they hope to survive.