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A group of oddball high school students find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies.

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Comedy and Horror unite in this "The Breakfast Club" meets "Shaun of the Dead" tale about a group of oddball high school students who find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies. Can they put their differences aside and work together to survive the night? Fat chance! This is High School after all. Written by Detention of the Dead, LLC

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When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will go to DETENTION!

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School of the Living Dead - Nachsitzen mit Zombies  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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$1,332 (USA) (28 June 2013)

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$1,332 (USA) (28 June 2013)
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Ash mentions watching Shark Week on TLC. Shark Week airs on The Discovery Channel. See more »

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Jimmy: What kind of rabies is this?
Eddie: It's not rabies... they're zombies!
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weak stereotypical characters played by too old actors
29 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is a weak effort from first time writer/director Alex Craig Mann. It's a derivative story of every other high school zombie movie. There is nothing new in the script or in the directing.

Jacob Zachar is geeky Eddie. Alexa Nikolas is goth chick Willow. Christa B. Allen is cheerleader Janet. Jayson Blair is jerky Brad. Justin Chon is stoner Ash. Max Adler is meathead football player Jimmy.

They are all stock characters being completely stereotypical. The big problem being that they are all too old to be in high school. This is especially true for Jacob Zachar. He's suppose to be a geeky weakling, and he looks more like a haggard teacher. In fact, the only one that could pass for a high schooler is Alexa Nikolas, and just barely.

Maybe they're trying to parody the whole genre by mocking it with a stupid weak Zombie Breakfast Club. But even a parody would add something new rather than just copying everything.


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