Stanley Film Festival 2015: COOTIES Kicks the Fest Into Gear
This is the kind of film that throws as many jokes out as it possibly can without crossing the line into slapstick, and it manages to effectively land around 90% of them, which is an abnormally high success rate.
Cooties also has a good amount of bite to balance out the laughs (which aren’t all that saccharine to begin with). The movie is happily gory bloodbath. No body part is spared, no child’s demise considered off limit. It’s a hilarious cry of fearful rage against a youth none of us can ever hope to understand after a certain age… and I hope it spreads.