Here we are in January, and we’ve already got a contender for best poster of 2014. It’s no surprise that said poster is from master illustrator Jay Shaw, who’s wasting no time in kicking off the new year with his unique touch for the upcoming killer-kid horror film COOTIES! Scripted by and starring Leigh Whannell (INSIDIOUS, SAW), COOTIES is the fourth film from Elijah Wood (pulling double duty here as well)’s genre production house Spectrevision.
A trio of stills have debuted along with the stunning one-sheet, showcasing the impressive ensemble of comedic actors & actresses caught in the middle of the youngster outbreak. COOTIES makes it’s world premiere this Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.
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.