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Dark, cynical, and subversive, Heathers gently applies a chainsaw to the conventions of the high school movie -- changing the game for teen comedies to follow. Read critic reviews

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Veronica (Winona Ryder) is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of the other girls' cruel behavior. When Veronica and her new boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), confront clique leader Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) and accidentally poison her, they make it appear a suicide. Soon Veronica realizes that J.D. is intentionally killing students he does not like. She races to stop J.D. while also clashing with the clique's new leader, Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty).

Cast & Crew

Winona Ryder
Veronica Sawyer
Christian Slater
Jason 'J.D.' Dean
Shannen Doherty
Heather Duke
Lisanne Falk
Heather McNamara
Kim Walker
Heather Chandler
Penelope Milford
Pauline Fleming
Glenn Shadix
Father Ripper
Lance Fenton
Kurt Kelly
Christopher Webster
Executive Producer
David Newman
Original Music
Francis Kenny
Cinematographer
Norman Hollyn
Film Editor
Sally Dennison
Film Editor
Jon Hutman
Production Design
Kara Lindstrom
Art Direction
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Critic Reviews for Heathers

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  • Dec 05, 2017
    A cynical and intelligent satire that deserves credit for its deliciously witty dialogue, great performances and a clever game of colors that contrasts blue and red, even if the film is a bit tonally dissonant when it becomes too serious and dark in its third act.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 19, 2015
    Wasn't quite the film I remembered but it still had that biting satire that black comedies lack these days. Cult favourite that everyone should have seen
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jan 28, 2014
    An enjoyable 80s comedy, which hits a nice dark tone. It's clear to see the movies it inspired, like American Beauty with the high school relationships. I was entertained and laughing through the movie, but outside of a great cast (Veronique is a babe) there's not many cinematic elements that stand out.
    Daniel D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 15, 2013
    Dark, seditious, wicked, devious, hilarious -- all of these words could be used to described "Heathers," one of the best, most cynical black comedies out there. It's likably uncomfortable, quotable to an almost ridiculous degree and Winona Ryder and Christian Slater (in a psychotic performance) are both perfect as their characters. Satire as never been done quite as well anywhere else as it is done here.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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