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Aliens (The Faculty)

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The Faculty is a 1998 science fiction horror film written by Kevin Williamson (Scream 1 and 2) and directed by Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, From Dusk till Dawn). The film stars Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Shawn Hatosy, Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Robert Patrick, Bebe Neuwirth, Piper Laurie, Famke Janssen, Usher Raymond, Salma Hayek, and Jon Stewart.

At Herrington High School, faculty and staff are being taken over by alien parasites. A ragtag group of students decide to resist: Zeke Tyler (Josh Hartnett), a loner repeating his senior year. He sells, among other illegal items, a cocaine-like drug of his own creation; Stan Rosado (Shawn Hatosy), a jock who quits the football team during his senior year so he can focus on academics; Stan's girlfriend Delilah Profitt (Jordana Brewster), the vindictive editor in chief of the student paper; Casey Connor (Elijah Wood), a photographer for the paper with a crush on Delilah; Stokely 'Stokes' Mitchell (Clea DuVall), a gothic outcast and literary buff who, despite her claims to be a lesbian, has feelings for Stan; and Marybeth Louise Hutchinson (Laura Harris), a new girl at school, who just moved from Atlanta to live with relatives because her parents died in a car crash. She befriends Stokes and has a crush on Zeke.

The aliens take over the school by injecting a slug into the ear, which seems to replace the person with an alien conciousness - one that spreads the parasites as much as it can. The students are sent to the nurse one by one for ear inspections, where they are infected. Casey figures this out and warns the others. During a meeting in Mr. Furlong's (Jon Stewart) class, he enters the room and acts suspicious, leading to Mr. Furlong attempting to infect Zeke during a fight, but Zeke pulls out a pen filled with his drug, and jams it into Furlong's eye, which then shrivels the alien inside of him. It kills the organism since the drug is a diuretic and the aliens need a large amount of water to survive.

The group escapes from the completely infected school and go to Zeke's house with a sample parasite. Stokes speculates that destroying the queen alien will kill all the parasites, without killing their victims. The group slowly becomes suspicious of one another, as each of them have displayed recent changes in their personalities. Stan's recent shift from football to academics and Casey's sudden courage as potential evidence that they no longer human. They take turns snorting the drug to prove they are not infected. When Delilah's turn comes, she snorts the drug and the alien parasites can be seen reacting under her skin. She destroys most of Zeke's drug supply, as well as his lab equipment, before escaping. The remaining five, with a little fo the drug left, go back to the school, where the entire town is watching the school football game. They believe Principal Drake (Bebe Neuwirth) is the queen and they kill her, but the other hosts remain unaffected. The five send Stan to investigate the field, and Stokeley and Stan share their first kiss. Stan subsequently becomes infected when he goes onto the field. Because they ran out of their supply of the drug, Zeke and Casey go to Zeke's car to get more. Marybeth and Stokely hide in the school gym, waiting for their return. While Casey serves as a decoy, Zeke goes to his car. There, he encounters Miss Burke (Famke Janssen). He seems to kill her, but her alien physiology allows her to survive even being decapitated.

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