Leigh Whannell Gets Real Awkward in Exclusive ‘Cooties’ Clip

     September 17, 2015

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What happens when a shipment of infected chicken nuggets turns a school full of children in a horde of flesh-hungry savages? Well first, you should probably run for your life, but there’s safety in numbers, so it’s probably a good idea to team up with the people around you — even if they are the most socially awkward people you know. Today we’re happy to debut an exclusive clip from the horror comedy Cooties, introducing you to a few of those socially challenged school teachers including Elijah Wood‘s Clint, Allison Pill‘s Lucy and Leigh Whannell‘s full-tilt weird Doug.

Whannell also co-wrote the script with Glee’s Ian Brennan. Cooties also stars Rainn Wilson, Jorge Garcia, Leigh Whanell, Jack McBrayer and Nasim Pedrad, and is set to hit theaters on September 18th.


Here’s the official Cooties synopsis.

From the twisted minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of “Glee”), COOTIES is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into killer zombies, 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. 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.

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