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THE MEAN TEACHER by Tristan Hartup

17 year old Edwin Cole may not be popular or sociable, but he's a hard worker and often gains acclaim from his teachers. Enter Theodore “Ted” Hansen, a charismatic, handsome and intelligent substitute English teacher while the original teacher has gone missing. Despite his charismatic behaviour, it's pretty clear that Hansen has a tough side and is hard to please, for which Edwin is unfortunately a frequent victim of, with Hansen constantly badmouthing him in front of the class but getting away with it via his charisma and even through manipulation. Along with people in his town mysteriously disappearing and Hansen's attitude and behaviour, Edwin eventually discovers that Hansen is actually a fugitive serial killer. With no one believing him and everyone around him in danger, Edwin is eventually driven to the edge where he is forced to do whatever he can to defend himself and everyone around him, ultimately building up to an intense and brutal final confrontation.

MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong and disturbing violence, some grisly images and language including abusive behaviour.


Edwin Cole - A hardworking and somewhat pacifistic teenage outsider.

Theodore “Ted” Hansen - Charismatic and intelligent yet manipulative substitute English teacher and fugitive serial killer.

Emily Patton - Edwin's ex-girlfriend.

Detective Mike Grant - Local cop who's investigating the disappearances.

John Woodsfield - The school principle.

Jack Sellers - The school's star football player and Emily's current boyfriend.

Hannah and David Cole - Edwin's divorced parents.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. David Fincher 75% 
  2. 2. James Wan 25% 

Cast Results

Edwin Cole Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Chandler Riggs 100% 

Theodore "Ted" Hansen Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Bradley Cooper 75% 
  2. 2. Michael Fassbender 25% 

Emily Patton Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Joey King 100% 

Detective Mike Grant Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Willem Dafoe 100% 

Principle John Woodsfield Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Bryan Cranston 100% 

Jack Sellers Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Gavin MacIntosh 100% 

Hannah Cole Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Minnie Driver 100% 

David Cole Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Mark Ruffalo 100% 


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