Take Me to Your Teacher

The Faculty is Scream meets The Breakfast Club meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets The Thing meets The Stepford Wives meets The Terminator. Scream because it takes many of the same meta cues with hip young teenagers of the late 90’s. Only the horror revolves around an alien invasion. The Breakfast Club because each teen is similar to one of the members. Casey is the nerd who gets picked on a lot, Zeke is the rebel/drug dealer, Stokely is the weird goth girl everyone thinks is a lesbian, Delilah is the popular cheerleader, and Stan is the jock who wants to quit the team. There’s also Marybeth, the new girl who also joins the group. Invasion of the Body Snatchers because the aliens are secretly replacing teachers. The Thing because anyone of them can be an alien. The Stepford Wives because the aliens make people look more attractive. And The Terminator because the T-1000 is in it. A lot of the cast consists of actors who were really big around the time. Like Usher, Famke Janssen, Elijah Wood, Jordana Brewster, or Josh Hartnett. The Faculty may not be totally original, the CGI is dated, and it may not completely feel like a Robert Rodriguez movie, but it’s still a blast. Never taking itself too seriously. I mean the aliens are parasites that need water to survive and the only way to stop them is with drugs. If I was old enough to watch it, I have a feeling I would have watched The Faculty a lot growing up.

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Everyone looks at their alien teacher

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