• Heathers (1989)


Release Date: March 22nd, 1989

DVD Release Date: March 30th, 1999

R |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Veronica (Winona Ryder) is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of the other girls' cruel behavior. When Veronica and her new boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), 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).

Cast: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker, Penelope Milford, Glenn Shadix, Lance Fenton

Director: Michael Lehmann

Genres: Dark comedy

Production Co: New World Pictures

Keywords: Revenge, Witty, Transformation, Growing up, Murder, 1980s, Dark, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Julie SalamonWall Street Journal

    Heathers gave me the creeps but it also made me laugh. This bizarre variation on that Hollywood staple, the teen movie, is one weird original. [30 Mar 1989 p.A12(E)]

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    It's shockingly funny - you don't sit there deciding to laugh. Your own laughter catches you by surprise. [14 Apr 1989]

  • 100
    Brad LaidmanFilm Threat

    This is an amazing black satire filled with vicious biting words that snap like firecrackers. show more

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