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An all-star teen cast fills out this hybrid horror from the creators of Scream and From Dusk Till Dawn.

Director Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn) teamed up with writer Kevin Williamson (Dawson's Creek, Scream) for this sci-fi horror equally informed by Philip Kaufman's Invasion of the Body Snatchers and John Hughes' The Breakfast Club and John Carpenter's The Thing.

Elijah Wood (Lord Of The Rings) stars as high school photography nerd Casey Connor who along with school jock (Shawn Hatosy - Outside Providence); school badass (Josh Hartnett - Pearl Harbour); school hot chick (Jordana Brewster - The Fast and The Furious); school outcast (Clea DuVall - Identity) and the new girl (Laura Harris - 24), discover that the teaching staff (including Famke Janssen and Salma Hayek) is being taken over by evil aliens.

As this disparate group are forced to team up, paranoia rears its ugly head and they become unsure of whom among them may have been "replaced".

Featuring Williamson's trademark snappy dialogue and some particularly gruesome special effects (hello, severed head with tentacles), The Faculty relishes in its B-movie conventions to create a surprisingly enjoyable slice of cinematic pie.

Also, look out for a quick cameo by portly Internet movie gossip Harry Knowles.


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