LONDON • When the darkish comedy Heathers (1988) was launched three a long time in the past, it didn’t develop into a mainstream success, however the film about 4 teenage ladies at an American highschool achieved one thing cooler – it grew to become a cult traditional.
Now, it’s being re-released and though it’s set in an period earlier than cellphones and the Internet, director Michael Lehmann mentioned its themes stay updated.
“I think that’s because questions about teenage life, violence, bullying in high school – these are still in the forefront of the discussion. The movie feels relevant now,” he mentioned.
“Today’s teenagers… are going to be amused by the styles and the fashions of the 1980s and the sort of sensibility of that earlier age,” he mentioned, including that he was not initially aiming to make a box-office smash.
Heathers tells the story of a clique of rich ladies, three of whom are known as Heather, whose teenage antics have deadly penalties.
“The vibe on the set was incredible, all the people working on it. We all really got it and were happy to be there,” mentioned Lisanne Falk, who performed Heather McNamara within the film.
Two of the film’s stars, Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, went on to develop into main lights in Hollywood and the movie has additionally given rise to a musical of the identical identify.