USA | 1988 | 103 min. | Michael Lehmann

August 26 - 31, 2023


Heathers turns high school hierarchy into a darkly comedic battleground. When Veronica, a clever misfit, teams up with a charismatic rebel named J.D., their plot to take down the popular clique unleashes a wicked and twisted chain of events.

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In the twisted and delightfully dark world of Heathers (1988), high school takes an explosive turn. Veronica, played by the sassy Winona Ryder, navigates the treacherous waters of teenage angst and popularity, desperately seeking an escape from her clique of mean girls, The Heathers. But things take a detour when Veronica's mysterious new boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), unleashes a wicked plan to eliminate the school's bullies. As chaos ensues, with schemes involving fake suicides, croquet mallets, and blue slushies, this wickedly witty cult classic reminds us that even in high school, it's good to have a killer sense of humor.

  • Director: Michael Lehmann
  • Principal Cast: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1988
  • Running Time: 103 min.
  • Screenplay: Daniel Waters
  • Cinematographers: Francis Kenny
  • Editors: Norman Hollyn
  • Music: David Newman
  • Language: English