Review Cooties is a 2014 American horror comedy film directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion from a screenplay written by Ian Brennan and Leigh Whannell.
Cooties The film stars Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer,
Whannell, Nasim Pedrad, Brennan, and Jorge Garcia as a group
of elementary school employees who fight to survive an outbreak
among students that turn them aggressive and cannibalistic.
Cooties The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2014,before being released on September 18, 2015, in a limited release and through video on demand by Lionsgate Premiere.
In Fort Chicken, Illinois, a batch of poorly-prepared chicken nuggets containing a mutant virus arrives at Fort Chicken Elementary.
A student, fourth grader Shelley Linker, consumes one of the tainted black-dotted chicken nuggets.
Meanwhile, an aspiring horror writer named Clint Hadson
substitutes at Fort Chicken Elementary, where he is reunited
with his former high school crush Lucy McCormick, who he
learned is dating the physical education teacher Wade Johnson.
During Clint’s class, a boy named Patriot is attacked by
a blister-ridden and increasingly feral Shelley after
he inadvertently pulls a pigtail out of her scalp, with
Clint being scratched by her before she runs.
After Patriot is taken to the nurse’s office, Patriot’s friend Dink confronts Shelley while she attempts to dig her way out of the school.
Shelley ends up infecting Dink, who spreads it throughout
the playground by scratching the majority of the children
before they proceed to kill several staff members including Mr.
Peterson, Vice Principal Simms, and Sherriff Dave.
Later, Clint, Lucy, Wade, and the other surviving staff members (consisting of Doug Davis, Tracy Lacey, and Rebekkah Halverson) are forced to flee the faculty lounge when attacked by Patriot.
After escaping to the library and joined by uninfected student Calvin, the staff barricades themselves in the music room. Wade notices Clint has been scratched by Shelley and quarantines him; meanwhile, Doug deducing that Clint is only experiencing symptoms of stomach flu as the virus does not affect adults like it does children.
The staff plans to head to the roof at the end of the school day
to call out to the arriving parents for help, only to watch the first
arriving parent to be killed by her child, before they are forced
back into the school.
As Wade is forced to kill Dink when he followed them into
the auditorium, the group is joined by a teenager named
Tamra, who they found was scratched by one of the infected kids.
Doug concludes from his autopsy of Dink that
the infected children are mostly brain dead and
the virus only affects preadolescent children.
As Patriot takes out the power, the group sees that Calvin starts passing out from diabetic shock as they escape with the school janitor Hitachi and take refuge with him.
The group sends Clint through the ventilation system to get a chocolate bar for Calvin, along with Wade’s truck keys and their cellphones.
Lucy joins Clint and they manage to secure a chocolate bar to bring Calvin out of diabetic shock.
Clint and Lucy are separated from the group and get trapped in the library, where they confess their feelings for each other and kiss. Shortly after, Wade apologizes to Lucy for his behavior over a walkie-talkie.
Clint knocks out several children with pills and he and Lucy reconvene with Wade and the others as they made themselves improvised weapons.
The staff fight their way through the hallway and the parking lot,
with Hitachi being overwhelmed by the infected children inside the school, while Wade stays behind to ensure the others get away.
Patriot, having hidden in Wade’s truck bed, attacks Clint and ends up being crushed against a tree.