Cooties (2014)

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A fun and screwy horror-comedy that isn’t afraid to get squishy. Making a bunch of children the enemy is hilarious as it leads to endless scenes of kiddies getting their brains bashed in. You don’t see that every day. I love that Elijah Wood has suddenly become the new face of VOD horror movies too. He’s a perfect fit and seems really at home in them. Cooties has a Joe Dante/early Peter Jackson vibe and for the most part proves to be an entertaining 80 minutes. Unfortunately the film never strays far away enough from formula to become truly great. I dug it. Plus I’m forever in the Leigh Whannell appreciation group so I was into Cooties from the start.

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