Saturday Matinee Classics
“Dear Diary, my teenage angst bullshit has a body count!”
Widely acknowledged as a true cult classic of modern American cinema, Heathers has captured the imaginations of troubled teenagers the world over with its acerbic satire of the sugar-coated high school movies of the 1980s.
At Westerburg High School, an elite clique of snobby girls known as Heathers reign supreme. Smart and popular, Veronica (Winona Ryder, Stranger Things) is a reluctant member of the gang and disapproves of the other girls’ cruel behavior. When Veronica and her mysterious new boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater, True Romance), play a trick on the clique leader, Heather Chandler (Kim Walker), and accidentally poison her, they make it appear a suicide. But it soon becomes clear to Veronica that J.D. is sociopath intent on vengefully killing the school s popular students. She races to stop J.D., clashing with the clique’s new leader, Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty), and leading to an explosive final confrontation with her troubled former lover.
1988, USA, 103 minutes, Directed by Michael Lehmann, Rated R
“Still shocking after 30 years... this definitive blast of teenage nihilism is strong medicine indeed.”– Kevin Maher, TIMES UK
“A poisoned candy apple that'll bring a sardonic smile to the lips of those who remember it and entertain those who haven't experienced it before.”– James Rocchi, NETFLIX
“With so many classic quips, is it any wonder Heathers has long been regarded as one of the best high school movies ever made?”– Matt Brunson, FILM FRENZY