Winona Ryder and Christian Slater brings a whole new meaning to "cutting class" in the 1988 cult-classic HEATHERS! When the pressures of popularity become too much to bear, Veronica decides to climb the social ladder by killing off her classmates with the help of her new rebel boyfriend, but their plan backfires when teen suicide becomes the hip new fad on campus! Daniel Waters' brilliant black comedy turns the tables on teen hits like SIXTEEN CANDLES and THE BREAKFAST CLUB, showing the darker side of the high school experience. His are teens that have been generally overlooked by their parents and teachers, and whose friends are more like enemies in an uncaring social battlefield. The warped humor and exaggerated situations in HEATHERS make it quite unlike any other comedy of its time, while the hushed topic of teen suicide is brought to the surface in a provocative yet contemplative manner that avoids disrespect through its absurd handling of the subject. Winona Ryder gives an unforgettable performance as Veronica, allowing Christian Slater the time to work on his Jack Nicholson impression beside her. Still just as relevant and frighteningly funny than ever, HEATHERS has stood the test of time as the teen comedy that defined a generation disenchanted youth. As JD plainly states, "The extreme always seems to make an impression."
Movies like HEATHERS:
JAWBREAKER, CARRIE, SUICIDE CLUB, NATURAL BORN KILLERS.