, . None of you are safe!
Starts off nuts. The apparently meek Theatre teacher brutally murders the principal after she announces there is no money for a Guys and Dolls musical. Somehow, she enlists the help of the jock PE/American Football coach.
Eventually, alien parasites invade the bodies of nearly everyone, including the main cast. But who is infected?
The parasite is the classic Commie spook story: collectivism, loss of identity. But the characters themselves break the mould of their stereotypes before they are infected:
- the jock wants to be recognised for his intellect
- the bullied weirdo is just eccentric
- the school paper editor is a mega bitch
- the rebel genius just wants to be loved
- the emo is just shy (eat shit, )
- the goody two shoes from the South is deep down inhuman.
When all is resolved they live a little.
This has an incredible cast, so many famous people! Jon Stewart. Salma Hayek. Elijah Wood. Jordana Brewster. Famke Jansen. The script is very good, hot damn!
The faculty room has a sign with the classic “The floggings will continue until morale improves”.
is mentioned by name, by characters. So is a (mythical) naughty tape of Neve Campbell and Jeniffer Love Hewitt which was clearly a scam.
The worse part of this is really being produced by Harvey Weinstein. Imagining him panting on set, particularly on the final locker room scenes… Yuck.