“Heathers” is a strange movie that kind of crosses a teen high-school flick with a serial killer movie. Winona Ryder and Christian Slater star as two teens who decide to start murdering their peers for various reasons. It is well made and well acted but the movie never finds the right balance to between the two genres.
The film has been directed by Michael Lehmann who made such films as “40 Days and 40 Nights”, “The Truth About Cats And Dogs” and “Airheads”. But he was first known for cult, dark comedy films like this one and “Meet The Applegates”.
Dark comedy can be really great when it is done right but “Heathers” really could not find the right notes for some reason. For me anyway. The film is considered a cult classic.