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Detention of the Dead (2012)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  April 2012 (USA)
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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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Mark
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Mrs. Rumblethorp
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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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Comedy | Horror

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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 »

Quotes

Brad: Why would we go there?
Eddie: Not a single student would be caught dead there.
Ash: Don't you mean caught... UNDEAD there?
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There is a shot of the zombie rat in the vents after the credits end in typical horror film fashion. See more »

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References The Dead Zone (1983) See more »

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Profit From Your Demise
Written by Brandon Dagger and Kevin Wright
Performed by Sadistic
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If John Hughes decided to go on a zombie binge
7 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is what I like to call a "Fence Movie." If you love zombies and Tarantino-esque movie references, you'll like it. If you're not on the zombie side and you hate constant film references, this probably won't be your cup of tea.

Detention of the Dead is nothing new; teens who don't have an emotional click with each other (the nerd, the goth, the drug dealer, the athletic, and the dutsy blonde cheerleader,) end up in detention with each other. But just before The Simple Minds kick in their musical cult classic theme, zombies take siege on the school, and they have to work together to get out the school alive.

Again, nothing new. But I'm the kind of guy who respects a film when they give credit where credit is due, is that accomplished, yes.

The characters are set up in the classic horror movie ways, they don't stand out. You have one or two who manage to make themselves dimensional, but that's it.

Where the film succeeds is keeping your attention, but in that street magician way. While Tarantino is Houdini, Detention is the really sketchy looking one that keeps your attention on the hands, but if you look at it entirely, you see how it's done, and that's a big problem.

Some of the references flow, while some just don't.

But, I kept my eyes on what I liked, and it being a "Fence movie," you'll have to find your pros for yourself.

I give it a 7.5 ticket stub out of 10


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