The Faculty

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In theaters Dec 25, 1998
R, 1 hr. 44 min.


Movie Info

Synopsis: Like so many schools today, Herrington High has passed its prime. Its walls are grimy, its textbooks outdated, its teachers burned out. Yet its corridors are packed with the future of America -
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 44 min.
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror
Theater Release: Dec 25, 1998
DVD Release: Jun 15, 1999


Clea DuVall

Laura Harris

Salma Hayek

Nurse Harper
Famke Janssen

Miss Burke
Piper Laurie

Mrs. Olson
Bebe Neuwirth

Principal Drake
Robert Patrick

Coach Willis


Critic Reviews

Consensus: Rip-off of other sci-fi thrillers.
  • This smart, involving sci-fi picture, set in an Ohio high school, pays homage to several genre faves, notably Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Thing. More...
  • Since the codes of science fiction are different from horror's cant, the patented Williamson method doesn't make a perfect fit with the material; Faculty's fun, but less fun than it could be. More...
  • Just whiskers away from being really snazzy, "The Faculty" still manages to make for a fun night out. More...
  • The Faculty succeeds as a youth-oriented shocker due to director, editor, and frequent camera-operator Robert Rodriguez's provocative eye and frantic pacing. More...
  • Surely isn't perfect, but it's a solid genre offering from Robert Rodriguez. More...
  • A zesty, charming sci-fi horror-thriller with better performances and far better production values than you'd expect. More...
  • The Kevin Williamson formula (rewrite familiar horror scenarios and have the characters note the familiarity) has gotten to be a bore, and in this case it makes no sense. More...
  • A crappy teen horror movie, but in director Robert Rodriguez's hands it's at least agreeably crappy. More...
  • A moviegoer looking for an empty-headed waste of time could do worse. More...
  • The sci-fi/horror genre could take a lesson from "The Faculty." More...

User Reviews

  • While this alien story might be familiar, thankfully, it ain't boring. Surely worth a shot.
  • This is pretty much a sci-fi/horror flick crossbred with The Breakfast Club, but despite the cheesiness, it's still a pretty fun twist on an old...
  • Casey: If you were going to take over the world, would you blow up the White House 'Independence Day' style, or sneak in through the back door?  "Six...
  • This movie is such a cheeseball. It's funny to watch...and it's a good movie. But it's not gonna win any oscars. But hey.... Not all movies have to.
  • A disarmingly clever, subversive sci-fi/actioner, The Faculty nonetheless is burdened a bit by being caught in Scream's overwhelming shadow. As some...
  • Quite scary!
  • Aliens have come to earth! How? Nobody knows, but they are taking over the faculty of herrington high school and as horrific as it may seem, it is one...
  • "I always thought the only alien in this high school was me." A horror tale set in a High School where the students suspect the teaching...
  • Awesome
  • I love this movie. it's a great teen movie. it reminds me of the thing. A-