Girls on Film: Why no teen film compares to Heathers

It's been 25 years since the cult classic's release, but it's still the darkest, smartest take on being a teenager

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Twenty-five years ago, Heathers hit movie theaters — and totally flopped.

Blame New World Pictures, which failed to find its audience in theaters. When Heathers hit video stores, it became an instant cult classic, as the pitch-black satirical story of Veronica (Winona Ryder) and J.D. (Christian Slater) offered the lone dark pocket in a sea of saccharine teen fare.

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