Well f@*k us gently with a chainsaw, Arrow Films has announced they will be bringing the fantastic 1988 cult classic Heathers back to the big screen in a special 30th Anniversary 4K Restoration.
Following the news that the reboot TV series has been scrapped, getting to see the original Michael Lehmann masterpiece is the perfect tonic.
Starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, it’s the perfect blend of pitch-black comedy and biting satire of high school cliques.
From the press release:
In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, intelligent teen Veronica (Winona Ryder) teams up with a dark sociopath, J.D. (Christian Slater) in a plot to kill the cool kids in what is one of the decade’s defining cult classics of 1980s cinema.
Veronica is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of the other girls' cruel behaviour. When Veronica and her new boyfriend, J.D. 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).
Heathers will be back in cinemas from August 8th, and Arrow Films will be hosting a special 30th Anniversary screening at the BFI with director Michael Lehmann and one of the Heathers, Lisanne Falk, in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.
Check local listings for screenings near you.