By Christopher Null
"My teenage angst bullshit now has a body count."
Never before has murder been so much fun than at the hands of Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, perfectly cast as foils for one another in one of the blackest comedies on film. A must-see for the Gen-X set, Heathers is a scathing lambasting of the American teen in the late 1980s, but its presence will be timeless.
Imitated, but never equalled. A classic. Now available on multiple DVD release formats.
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Friday 31st March 1989
Box Office Worldwide: $1.1M
Distributed by: New World Video
Production compaines: New World Pictures, Cinemarque Entertainment
Contactmusic.com: 4.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Fresh: 41 Rotten: 2
Cast & Crew
Starring: Winona Ryder as Veronica Sawyer, Christian Slater as J.D., Shannen Doherty as Heather Duke, Lisanne Falk as Heather McNamara, Kim Walker as Heather Chandler, Penelope Milford as Pauline Fleming, Glenn Shadix as Vater Ripper, Lance Fenton as Kurt Kelly, Jennifer Rhodes as Veronica's Mom, Jeremy Applegate as Peter Dawson, Patrick Labyorteaux as Ram, Jon Matthews as Rodney, Carrie Lynn as Martha Dunnstock, Phill Lewis as Dennis, Renée Estevez as Betty Finn, John Zarchen as Country Club Keith, William Cort as Veronica's Dad, John Ingle as Principal Gowan, Stuart Mabray as Counselor Paul Hyde, Sherrie Wills as Country Club Courtney, Larry Cox as David, Kent Stoddard as Brad, Mark Carlton as Kurt's Dad