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Footage From Comedy "Detention Of The Dead"

4 October 2013 6:55 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek images and footage from writer/director Alex Craig Mann's Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada, DVD release of the horror comedy feature "Detention Of The Dead", now available, starring Jacob Zacher, Alexa Nikolas, Christa B. Allen, Jayson Blair, Justin Chon and Max Adler:

"...'The Breakfast Club' meets 'Zombieland' in this comedy following a group of teenagers trapped in detention, fighting for survival after their classmates turn into a ravenous zombie horde.

"Can a stoner, a jock, a bully, a goth, and a nerd put aside their differences for one night to take on the undead?

Will they live to see the morning? Fat chance! This is High School after all..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Detention Of The Dead"...

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- Michael Stevens

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"Detention of the Dead" Detains Pieces of "Breakfast Club" and "Dawn of the Dead"

19 August 2013 8:12 AM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

First-time writer/director Alex Craig Mann has combined The Breakfast Club with Dawn of the Dead for a different kind of zombie movie. Detention of the Dead is a high school zombie horror-comedy which follows a group of teenagers stuck in detention who are forced to work together when zombies invade their school. All the typical high school archetypes are present including Eddie (Jacob Zachar), a nerd in love with the head cheerleader Janet (Christa B. Allen); Brad (Jayson Blair), Janet's boyfriend and the most popular guy in school; Jimmy (Max Adler), a meathead and Brad's best friend; Willow (Alexa Nikolas), the goth girl in love with Eddie; and Ash (Justin Chon), the school stoner and local drug dealer. After barricading themselves inside the library, they start to talk about why they were in detention, confess their true feelings about each other, and bond while smoking a blunt together.

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- Rachel Kolb

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Only Misfits Await in Detention of the Dead: A Movie Review

12 August 2013 4:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Director: Alex Craig Mann. Writers: Alex Craig Mann and Rob Rinow. Cast: Jacob Zachar, Alexa Nikolas, Christa B. Allen, Jayson Blair, Justin Chon, Max Adler, Joseph Porter and Michele Messmer. Detention of the Dead is a throwback to films of the '80s. The Breakfast Club (1985) is especially influential in director Alex Craig Mann's first film. The characters are cliches and the zombies are far from terrifying. Instead, Detention of the Dead relies on some silly comedy and high school drama to keep the film's story interesting. But, this story might not be compelling for most film fans. The film is set in Lincoln High School. Here, a zombie virus is ravaging the school's halls and classrooms. The stereotypical: jock (Jayson Blair), cheerleader (Christa B. Allen), nerd (Jacob Zachar), stoner (Justin Chon), goth girl (Alexa Nikolas) and jock #2 must battle their way to the library, because students never go there. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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DVD Review: Detention of the Dead

1 August 2013 9:29 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Do you remember all the typical garbage you had to deal with in high school? You had to wear the right clothes, hang out with the right crowd, and get all your homework done so you could pass. All those seem hard enough to handle. Now add to your laundry list of things to do "Escape from my fellow students who have turned into zombies." High School was bad enough before. Imagine having to attend Detention of the Dead.

A nerd, a jock, a cheerleader, a bully, a goth, and a stoner are stuck together in detention. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? It's just a typical afternoon in high school until ravenous zombies overtake the hallways. Now the motley crew of teens must put aside their differences in order to survive a terrifying night of the walking dead.

Detention of the Dead is exactly what it looks and sounds like. It's »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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New Detention of the Dead Clip Released

1 July 2013 9:49 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Detention of the Dead kicked off its limited theatrical release last week and will be headed to DVD later this month. We’ve already covered a few clip releases and Anchor Bay has provided us with a brand new zombie teacher clip.

Anchor Bay Entertainment holds everyone after class with the July 23rd DVD release of Detention of the Dead. Already a hit at such festivals as FrightFest, Glasgow Film Festival and HorrorHound Weekend, this side-splitting mix of zombies and teen-angst stars Jacob Zacher (“Greek”), Alexa Nikolas (“The Walking Dead”), Christa B. Allen (“Revenge”), Jayson Blair (“The New Normal”), Justin Chon (the Twilight franchise) and Max Adler (“Glee”). The Srp for the DVD is $19.98. In addition, fans will be able to experience Detention of the Dead on the big screen at selected theaters nationwide on June 28th. The student body-feast will also be available On Demand starting June 18th.

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- Jonathan James

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Detention Of The Dead Review

30 June 2013 10:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“See Mom? You can’t be too mad at me for going to detention, it could possibly save me from the zombie apocalypse!” said every troublemaking kid who caught Alex Craig Mann’s newest zom-com, Detention Of The Dead. Playing in a much simpler fashion than last year’s Detention, Mann’s film (which is based on a play by Rob Rinow) feels like a cross between an 80s style high school dramedy and some good old self-aware zombie horror. Basically, if George A. Romero and John Hughes did the nasty, Mann’s film would be the demented product. And yes, I know how babies are made, but that’s just a hypothetical – you get what I’m saying here.

Following a group of stereotypical high school cliches, Detention Of The Dead starts when our group all gather for their after school prison sentence. Unaware of the horrors sweeping across their school, »

- Matt Donato

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Exclusive: Jacob Zachar and Jayson Blair Talk Detention of the Dead, Awkward Auditions

29 June 2013 3:21 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

At the heart of a lot of John Hughes’ most popular movies from the 1980s, there was, broadly speaking, tension between an uptight geek and a jock or more extroverted guy. Jacob Zachar (“Greek”) and Jayson Blair (“The New Normal”) occupy those roles in Alex Craig Mann’s directorial debut, “Detention of the Dead.” Oh… except the movie also features zombies, in addition to a handful of other at-odds high school archetypes. For ShockYa, Brent Simon recently had a chance to speak to the actors in person, about their experience making the movie, Blair’s most awkward audition experience, and more. Their conversation is excerpted below: ShockYa: I was surprised to learn  [ Read More ]

The post Exclusive: Jacob Zachar and Jayson Blair Talk Detention of the Dead, Awkward Auditions appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Exclusive Interview with “Detention of the Dead” Director Alex Craig Mann

28 June 2013 6:20 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It’s definitely the year of the zombies.

After “Warm Bodies” and “World War Z,” a fun zombie comedy sneaks into the theaters with “Detention of the Dead.”

This is a small budget zombie indie film that is a cross between “The Breakfast Club” and “Shaun of the Dead.” It follows a group of high school students stuck in detention as the zombie infection spreads outside the hall.

Latino-Review caught up with “Detention of the Dead” director Alex Craig Mann in person to discuss about the approach with the John Hughes-like story and the traditional slow moving zombie hoard. Mann also even discussed a little about possibly adapting it into a television project.

Detention of the Dead” is in select theaters today. It is now available on-demand and digitally purchas on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes and Xbox 360.

Read the full interview transcript below:

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- Gig Patta

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Exclusive: Director Alex Craig Mann Talks Detention of the Dead

28 June 2013 3:53 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

When Brad Pitt, as a producer-star, tackled the sprawling movie adaptation of Max Brooks’ zombie novel “World War Z,” there was a lot of talk about the zombie genre having reached its apex, and possibly being tapped out. On the other end of the budgetary spectrum, though, is something like debut director Alex Craig Mann’s “Detention of the Dead,” which shows that zombie movies are, pardon the pun, unlikely to die off anytime soon. A high school-set horror comedy — think John Hughes meets “Shaun of the Dead” — the film stars Jacob Zachar, Jayson Blair, Christa Allen, Justin Chon and others in a tale of mismatched teens who have  [ Read More ]

The post Exclusive: Director Alex Craig Mann Talks Detention of the Dead appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- bsimon

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Detention of the Dead Movie Review

28 June 2013 3:25 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Detention of the Dead Director: Alex Craig Mann Starring: Jacob Zachar, Jayson Blair, Christa Allen, Alexa Nikolas, Justin Chon, Max AdlerWorld War Z” is busy presently chewing up the box office, but there’s another zombie tale out there in theaters as well — one likely shot, quite literally, for the catering budget on Brad Pitt’s film. Putting a “Shaun of the Dead”-like spin on one of filmmaker John Hughes’ beloved teen classics, “Detention of the Dead” centers on an oddball (and at-odds) collection of high school students who find themselves trapped in detention while all their classmates and teachers outside have turned into zombies. If its budget and  [ Read More ]

The post Detention of the Dead Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- bsimon

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New Detention of the Dead Clip Gets Crowded

21 June 2013 2:55 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Looking for some quick zombie fun to carry you off into the weekend? Well then, check out this latest clip from Detention of the Dead (review) - available Now on VOD. Check your local listings to take part in this bloody little scare class!

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Anchor Bay Entertainment holds everyone after class with the July 23rd DVD release of Detention of the Dead. This side-splitting mix of zombies and teen angst stars Jacob Zacher (“Greek”), Alexa Nikolas (“The Walking Dead”), Christa B. Allen (“Revenge”), Jayson Blair (“The New Normal”), Justin Chon (the Twilight franchise) and Max Adler (“Glee”).

In addition, fans will be able to experience Detention of the Dead on the big screen at select theaters nationwide on June 28th. The student body feast will also be available On Demand starting June 18th.

The Breakfast Club meets Zombieland in this head-busting zombedy. A group of teenagers trapped in detention »

- Uncle Creepy

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New Clip from Detention of the Dead

21 June 2013 12:06 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

There’s only a week to go until Anchor Bay releases Detention of the Dead to theaters and we’ve been provided with a brand new “Zombie Horde” clip.

Anchor Bay Entertainment holds everyone after class with the July 23rd DVD release of Detention of the Dead. Already a hit at such festivals as FrightFest, Glasgow Film Festival and HorrorHound Weekend, this side-splitting mix of zombies and teen-angst stars Jacob Zacher (“Greek”), Alexa Nikolas (“The Walking Dead”), Christa B. Allen (“Revenge”), Jayson Blair (“The New Normal”), Justin Chon (the Twilight franchise) and Max Adler (“Glee”). The Srp for the DVD is $19.98. In addition, fans will be able to experience Detention of the Dead on the big screen at selected theaters nationwide on June 28th. The student body-feast will also be available On Demand starting June 18th.

The Breakfast Club meets Zombieland in this head-busting zombedy. A group of teenagers trapped in detention, »

- Jonathan James

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Exclusive: Clip From High School Horror Comedy 'Detention Of The Dead'

20 June 2013 7:03 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There are few staples in the horror genre than have endured, and been reinvented as often, as the zombie. Since George A. Romero's groundbreaking "Night Of The Living Dead," the undead have been through many different cinematic iterations and this year alone, we've seen them fall in love ("Warm Bodies") and nearly take over the entire planet as a plague (this weekend's "World War Z"). Well, another entry to the canon is here and is taking the brain-eaters somewhere else -- high school. From director Alex Craig Mann comes the horror/comedy "Detention Of The Dead," and the title should tell you all you need to know. Starring Jacob Zachar ("Greek"), Alexa Nikolas ("The Walking Dead"), Christa B. Allen ("Revenge"), Jayson Blair ("The New Normal"), Justin Chon ("21 and Over") and Max Adler ("Glee"), the story finds a ragtag bunch of teens trapped in detention and trying to figure how »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Detention of the Dead Rises on VOD

18 June 2013 10:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Looking for some quick zombie fun to take away the work week blues? Well then consider this a reminder that Detention of the Dead (review) is available Now on VOD. Check your local listings and take part in this bloody little scare class!

Synopsis:

Anchor Bay Entertainment holds everyone after class with the July 23rd DVD release of Detention of the Dead. This side-splitting mix of zombies and teen angst stars Jacob Zacher (“Greek”), Alexa Nikolas (“The Walking Dead”), Christa B. Allen (“Revenge”), Jayson Blair (“The New Normal”), Justin Chon (the Twilight franchise) and Max Adler (“Glee”).

In addition, fans will be able to experience Detention of the Dead on the big screen at select theaters nationwide on June 28th. The student body feast will also be available On Demand starting June 18th.

The Breakfast Club meets Zombieland in this head-busting zombedy. A group of teenagers trapped in detention fight »

- Uncle Creepy

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Detention of the Dead 'Confessional' Clip

14 June 2013 2:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When there is no more room in Hell, the dead will go to detention! Check out the latest clip for Detention of the Dead, which unites comedy and horror in what is being described as Shaun of the Dead meets The Breakfast Club. A group of oddball students must pull it together and put aside their differences when the rest of their high school is turned into the walking dead. Watch as this group of misfits pull together to survive the night, offering up a true confessional a la John Hughes.

Detention Of The Dead - Confessional

Detention of the Dead comes to theaters June 28th, 2013 and stars Jacob Zachar, Alexa Nikolas, Christa B. Allen, Jayson Blair, Justin Chon, Max Adler, Joseph Porter, Michele Messmer. The film is directed by Alex Craig Mann. »

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New Detention of the Dead Clip Puts You in the Confessional

13 June 2013 12:21 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

With the weekend approaching, it's more important than ever to behave now. One screw-up and you're bound to be spending your time enduring the Detention of the Dead. So get prepared by watching this new clip.

Synopsis:

Anchor Bay Entertainment holds everyone after class with the July 23rd DVD release of Detention of the Dead. This side-splitting mix of zombies and teen angst stars Jacob Zacher (“Greek”), Alexa Nikolas (“The Walking Dead”), Christa B. Allen (“Revenge”), Jayson Blair (“The New Normal”), Justin Chon (the Twilight franchise) and Max Adler (“Glee”).

In addition, fans will be able to experience Detention of the Dead on the big screen at select theaters nationwide on June 28th. The student body feast will also be available On Demand starting June 18th.

The Breakfast Club meets Zombieland in this head-busting zombedy. A group of teenagers trapped in detention fight for survival after their classmates turn into a ravenous zombie horde. »

- Uncle Creepy

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New Detention of the Dead Clip Released

13 June 2013 10:16 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Anchor Bay Entertainment will be bringing Detention of the Dead to DVD in July, with a limited theatrical release starting on June 28th. If you’d like to learn more, we have a brand new Detention of the Dead clip, along with the previously released trailer, clips, and DVD details.

Anchor Bay Entertainment holds everyone after class with the July 23rd DVD release of Detention of the Dead. Already a hit at such festivals as FrightFest, Glasgow Film Festival and HorrorHound Weekend, this side-splitting mix of zombies and teen-angst stars Jacob Zacher (“Greek”), Alexa Nikolas (“The Walking Dead”), Christa B. Allen (“Revenge”), Jayson Blair (“The New Normal”), Justin Chon (the Twilight franchise) and Max Adler (“Glee”). The Srp for the DVD is $19.98. In addition, fans will be able to experience Detention of the Dead on the big screen at selected theaters nationwide on June 28th. The student body-feast will also »

- Jonathan James

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Review: Detention of the Dead

7 June 2013 8:03 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

What greater gift could a high school student receive than the gift of justifiably being able to kill off your annoying classmates who’ve become zombies?

In the comedy horror Detention of the Dead, a group of outcasts come together during a day of detention and find themselves fighting off hordes of the undead student body.

Detention of the Dead, written and directed by Alex Craig Mann and based on the play by Rob Rinow, is a mixture of Night of the Living Dead and The Breakfast Club, but without the engrossing plot and memorable characters. The film finds a group of 6 students—the cheerleader, the jock, the bully, the stoner, the goth, and the geek—who must complete detention all while fulfilling their stereotypical horror roles. 

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Review: Detention of the Dead

7 June 2013 8:03 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

What greater gift could a high school student receive than the gift of justifiably being able to kill off your annoying classmates who’ve become zombies?

In the comedy horror Detention of the Dead, a group of outcasts come together during a day of detention and find themselves fighting off hordes of the undead student body.

Detention of the Dead, written and directed by Alex Craig Mann and based on the play by Rob Rinow, is a mixture of Night of the Living Dead and The Breakfast Club, but without the engrossing plot and memorable characters. The film finds a group of 6 students—the cheerleader, the jock, the bully, the stoner, the goth, and the geek—who must complete detention all while fulfilling their stereotypical horror roles. 

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Serve Detention of the Dead with DVD Release

5 June 2013 7:34 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Anchor Bay Entertainment is holding horror audiences after class for the July 23 DVD release of the horror comedy, ‘Detention of the Dead.’ The film, which was written and directed by Alex Craig Mann, stars Jacob Zacher, Alexa Nikolas, Christa B. Allen, Jayson Blair, Max Adler and ‘The Twilight Saga’s Justin Chon. The Srp for the ‘Detention of the Dead’ DVD is $19.98, and will be available for pre-book on June 26. The DVD will include several bonus features, including an audio commentary by Mann and the ‘Detention of the Dead: Behind The Scenes’ featurette. The film, which has been a hit at such festivals as FrightFest, Glasgow Film Festival  [ Read More ]

The post Serve Detention of the Dead with DVD Release appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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