This is the first poster for Elijah Wood's horror comedy, Cooties, which is set to premiere at Sundance. The film also stars Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Nasim Pedrad, Leigh Whannell, Ian Brennan, Kate Flannery, and Jorge Garcia. The movie is on my list of films I need to see while I'm at the festival.
It was directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion from a script co-written by Leigh Whannell (co-creator and writer of the Saw and Insidious franchises) and Ian Brennan (co-creator/executive producer of Glee).
In COOTIES, 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.