There’s nothing that provides entertainment quite like a good horror-comedy, so it should come as no surprise that films like Evil Dead 2, Shaun of the Dead and Killer Klowns from Outer Space are on the ‘Top 10’ lists of most fans. If the trailer is any indication, Cooties just might be the next great one.

Written by Glee co-creator Ian Brennan and Saw co-writer Leigh Whannell, Cooties uses the fictional childhood disease of the same name as the inspiration for a zombie film. 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.

While we wait for the September 18th release date, which will see Cooties infecting limited theaters and VOD outlets, check out the trailer below. It’s not often that we see children depicted as horror movie villains, so this one looks like something really special!

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