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Before Mean Girls and Clueless, there was Heathers, a delicious black comedy directed by Michael Lehmann and written by Daniel Waters, which relished the tribal warfare between different high school cliques. To mark the film's 30th anniversary, a sparkling 4K restored print screens in selected cinemas, introducing a new generation to the titular coterie of bullying harpies. Heather Chandler (Kim Walker), Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty) and Heather McNamara (Lisanne Falk) are the three most popular girls at Westerburg High School in Ohio. They slink from classroom to classroom, striking fear into the rest of the student body. Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder) is the fourth member of this close-knit posse until she has an altercation with Heather Chandler at a party. Battle lines are drawn and in the ensuing melee, Veronica and oddball J.D. (Christian Slater) kill Heather Chandler with drain cleaner and stage her demise as a suicide. The queen bee is transformed into a martyr and Veronica watches in horror as Heather Duke assumes control of the clique wearing the fabled red scrunchie to signify her elevated status.