DATE: Friday, June 17
VENUE: Savor Cinema
Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty
If looks could kill, then we’re in for one hell of a horror weekend! Throw on your black dress, pop on your crown and grab your wooden croquet mallet, as Popcorn Frights presents LADIES’ FRIGHTS, taking place June 17 & 18, featuring special presentations of HEATHERS, ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK, and HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II for its 35th Anniversary. Join us as we celebrate some of the most badass ladies of horror!
Watch your back as the trendsetters of Westerberg High School are chewing up the scenery and may just have you in their evil sights in HEATHERS! Crackling in a new restoration, it’s the mother of all popular-school-girls-bullying-everyone-else comedy and it is waaay darker, sharper, and generally more brilliant than all that have tried to claim its scrunchie crown.
At Westerberg High School, the Heathers (Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, and Kim Walker) clique are the picture-perfect queens of the social scene that rules the school. When Heathers member Veronica Sawyer (peak Winona Ryder) begins to pull away from the group and meets the trench-coated badboy new kid in school, J.D. (peak Christian Slater), the pair set out to get even with the school bullies and mean girls… But, faster than you can say “corn nuts,” there’s a body count, as she begins a torrid journey of blackmail, sex, revenge and murder. HEATHERS is a wickedly dark comedy that still rules as the greatest high school movie that isn’t afraid of a little mayhem.
HEATHERS is playing as part of Popcorn Frights’ Friday Night Frights special double-bill, which also features ELVIRA: MISSTRESS OF THE DARK at 10pm. You can enjoy HEATHERS as a standalone screening or as a double-bill with ELVIRA: MISSTRESS OF THE DARK… the choice is yours!
The Friday Night Frights event at the Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale will feature Cucina Bambina food truck serving all kinds of savory Italian dishes for you to enjoy, including the HEATHERS inspired, “Veronica’s Pasta Dinner with or without extra oregano.” Food available from 7pm-10:30pm. Vegan options also available.
DIRECTOR: Michael Lehmann
WRITER: Daniel Waters
STARRING: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty