Michael Lehmann’s pitch black satire instantly became a cult classic and summed up a generation’s feelings towards the aspirational ‘80s. Thoroughly tired with the high school jocks, preppie elitists and geeks, but particularly fed up with the all-girl clique The Heathers, Veronica and rebellious boyfriend J.D. team up to put these kids in their place with lethal consequences.
Winona Ryder was rarely better and Christian Slater musters his inner Jack Nicholson, offering up a performance of wild mania as they play the couple hell bent on breaking the rules then come apart as their idea of rebellion begins to diverge, from pranks and standing up to authority, to murder.
★★★★ "Still deliciously dark and, for the most part, courageous" - Adam Smith, Empire
★★★★ "Its beady-eyed strangeness and anarchy look even more surreal 30 years on" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian