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Detention (2011)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  13 April 2012 (USA)
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As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Logan Stalarow ...
Taylor's Little Brother
Taylor's Mom
Male News Reporter
Riley's Dad / Doug Jones
Hipster Thief
Marco Garcia ...
Joseph Keane ...
Metro (as Joe Keane)
Jock Kid (as Percy Daggs)
Billy Nolan
Toby T. (as Marque Richardson II)


This comedy/horror movie centers about a group of teens who go to Grizzly Lake High School. When one of their classmates is killed by someone dressed up as 'Cinderhella' (a character from a popular horror movie), they all fall under suspicion, but when they all get detention, they try to work out who it is. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Rated R for bloody violence, crude and sexual content, nudity, language, some teen drinking and drug use | See all certifications »

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13 April 2012 (USA)  »

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Castigo Sangriento  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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9/10 - Not for Most people but if you get it you get it.
24 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't going to write a review but so many people on the boards don't seem to like the movie at all. Detention is a sharp, extremely fast paced parody/homage/comedy/slasher/WTF?!?! film for people who watch a LOT of movies. I honestly don't know if it would have been as enjoyable if I hadn't understood most of the references to teen culture, movies, bands and high-school life that peppered the movie every thirteen seconds, but I got more than a few and thought it was perfect.

The editing. Wow. The editing was certainly unique and I loved the jumps and cuts that kept the story moving far faster than most movies I've seen lately. It's probably not for everyone, but again that seems to be the consensus on the entire movie. The way the flashbacks were done was especially fun. I assume the director was responsible for how the film was edited and I'm going to hunt down everything else he's done and watch it now. Assuming he's been able to get money for anything else. I don't know if this was or will be a financial success. Josh Hutcherson should give it a bump in viewership but I don't know if the people who would want to see this will be able to find it. Hopefully it will become a cult hit over the next few years, circulating among folks who appreciate this kind of thing. Speaking of the acting - it was all spot on - exactly how you'd expect people in that situation to act :) Seriously though Hutcherson and Caswell were both very good, as were the supporting characters. The Bear did a fine job as well.

If I had to describe this movie I'd say it was a cross between Brick, Donnie Darko, and Not Another Teen Movie. Would I recommend it? To those of my friends I think would get it. Will I watch it again? Definitely.

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