Colorado’s Stanley Film Festival is Set to unleash COOTIES Opening Night!!

stanley-film-fest-logoLast year’s Stanley Film Festival in Colorado was easily the talk of the festival circuit, with everything from live performance of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, to an all encompassing cult-like mystery that the festival’s attendees were all subjected to, the fest was out of this world. All taking place from Colorado’s infamous Stanley Hotel, which is not only said to be the most haunted hotel in the world, but also was the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining.

From yesterday’s announcement of the April 30th SpectreVision opening screening of the long-awaited Leigh Whannell-scripted and Elijah Wood-led film COOTIES to hints at other events, it’s sounding like this year’s April 30th-May 3th dated festival is set to hit even harder. For the full press release, feel free to read below, and be sure to snag tickets to the festival asap!

From the minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of cooties-711x1024
Glee), COOTIES is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria
food virus turns elementary school children into little killer savages, a group of misfit teachers must
band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, Lord of the
Rings), Rainn Wilson (The Office), and Alison Pill (The Newsroom) as teachers who fight to survive the
mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their
lives. The Sundance hit COOTIES will be one of the debut releases of the newly-launched Lionsgate
Premiere label, which will release the film on September 18th in select theaters and on demand.
SpectreVision and Glacier Films present COOTIES, starring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill,
Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell, Nasim Pedrad, Ian Brennan and Jorgé Garcia. The film is directed by
Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan. Daniel Noah,
Josh C. Waller and Elijah Wood produce along with Tove Christensen, Georgy Malkov and Steven
Schneider. Ian Brennan, Leigh Whannell, Gevond Andreasyan, Sarik Andreasyan, Hayden Christensen,
Seth William Meier and Vladmir Poliakov serve as Executive Producers.

The SFF welcomes back 2014 Visionary Award Winners and the producers of COOTIES, Elijah Wood,
Daniel Noah and Josh Waller of SpectreVision. During last year’s festival, the team teased audiences
with clips from COOTIES and THE BOY as part of their panel, SPECTREVISIONARIES.
“The Stanley Film Festival is the coming together of people who love horror for all the right reasons,”
says SpectreVision co-founder Daniel Noah. “We promised we’d be back and we are thrilled to bring
COOTIES, as well as THE BOY, to the Festival this year.”

The film will play at the Concert Hall on the Stanley Hotel campus Thursday, April 30, with Elijah Wood
(Open Windows), Alison Pill (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Leigh Whannell (Insidious: Chapter 2) and
Directors Jonathan Millot and Cary Murnion in attendance. Immediately following the film, guests will
be treated to a “School Cafeteria” themed party in the McGregor Ballroom. Local bands Snake Rattle
Rattle Snake and Bad Luck City will provide the soundtrack for the evening.


For more information and to get tickets, visit and be prepared to be spooked!



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