The dark comedy Heathers may not have been a box office success when it hit theaters in 1988, but today it's considered a cult classic beloved for its fashion, quippy one-liners, and murderous plot. The film tells the story of a high school clique of girls, three named Heather and one named Veronica (Winona Ryder), the newest and most self-aware addition who falls for the rebellious, popular kid-killing J.D. (Christian Slater).
Though the film taught us all about the dangers of social politics and group think, it also taught us what it means to be a good 'ol fashion twisted teen. Below are just a handful of the many teen lessons in Heathers.
Being a teen means being all about the shoulder pads...
...And the big hair.
Oh, and being aware of the profoundness of life.
Teens should play croquet. All day, every day.
And use holy water to keep their hair game on lock.
Mirrors are great places to take out teenage aggression.
It's cool to be attracted to the rebel unless that rebel turns into a psychopath.
Cool kids have nightstands with punctuation marks for handles...
...And drink Carnation milk for lunch like there's no tomorrow.
Teens, and adults for that matter, should be accepting of all people.
And have biting one-liners that everyone will remember for generations.
Now, time to get weird and twisted...