I guess the best word to describe this film would be crazy. I recently saw this film, because I've always been intrigued and interested and seeing it in the year 2010, twenty one years after its release, probably had a different effect on me than people who saw it back in the 80s. For starters, it's vulgar, it's rated R do to sexual situations, gore and violence. Right from the start I was in shock at how crude the language and some situations are that it's hard to believe it's a highschool comedy. This day and age we have vulgar, disturbing movies but they are never within a highschool comedy or drama.But, "Heathers" is also a very dark highschool comedy that I never knew until I watched it.
I thought all the actors were decent, Slater and Ryder were a good match and the audience loves to hate Shannen Doherty which was a great surprise to me that she was in it. I think this movie will always be considered great because of its unique idea and outlandish characters and plotline.
All in all I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys 80s movies, films that don't hold back and people who have lived through highschool and probably have encountered at least one person just like a Heather.