4.5/10
1,950
20 user 28 critic

Detention of the Dead (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 27 April 2012 (USA)
Trailer
0:57 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $7.99 on Amazon Video

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

Director:

Writers:

, (based on the play by)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Buck Wild (2014)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A hunting vacation goes horribly awry for 4 friends after they accidentally shoot the lease's land owner.

Director: Tyler Glodt
Stars: Matthew Albrecht, Phillip Albrecht, Whit Albrecht
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Life is wonderful for the people in the quiet, island town of Port Gamble....until a zombie virus outbreak!

Director: Kevin Hamedani
Stars: Janette Armand, Doug Fahl, Cooper Hopkins
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A contagious virus is turning everyone into zombies, and the only hope for survival lies in the hands of three couch potatoes.

Director: Logan McMillan
Stars: Morgan Williams, Robert Faith, Ashleigh Southam
Stalled I (2013)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A janitor gets trapped in a women's restroom and encounters an all-out attack by a horde of zombies.

Director: Christian James
Stars: Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath, Tamaryn Payne
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Infected by a virus, a mild mannered HR manager attempts to fulfill his overwhelming desire for brains, all while trying to keep it together so as not to incur the wrath of his bridezilla-to-be.

Director: Casey Walker
Stars: Kristopher Turner, Crystal Lowe, Shawn Roberts
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Following a deadly viral outbreak, private military soldier Max Gatling leads a handful of survivors and a ragtag band of robots against an army of the infected.

Director: Christopher Hatton
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Melanie Zanetti, Matt Doran
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.

Director: Gregg Bishop
Stars: Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby
Wasting Away (2007)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Turning the zombie film on its head, this film is an oddball comedy from the perspective of the brain munching monsters themselves.

Director: Matthew Kohnen
Stars: Matthew Davis, Julianna Robinson, Michael Grant Terry
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A gang of bank robbers fight their way out of a zombie-infested London.

Director: Matthias Hoene
Stars: Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan
Adventure | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A group of college kids accidentally create, and then unleash, a curse that makes anyone they come into contact with kill themselves and then turn into zombie demons.

Director: April Mullen
Stars: Devon Bostick, Martha MacIsaac, Christopher Lloyd
Doghouse (2009)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A group of men head to a remote village to help one of their friends get over his divorce; when they get there, though, they discover that all the women have been infected with a virus that makes them man-hating cannibals.

Director: Jake West
Stars: Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke, Emil Marwa
88 II (2015)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A young woman comes to in a roadside diner with no idea where she is or how she got there. Split between two timelines, she gets taken on a violent journey as she seeks out the person responsible for her lover's death.

Director: April Mullen
Stars: Katharine Isabelle, Christopher Lloyd, Tim Doiron
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Eddie
...
Willow
...
...
Brad
...
Ash
...
...
Mark
...
Mrs. Rumblethorp
...
Guidance Counselor Zombie
...
Colonel
Adam DeFilippi ...
Jock Zombie
Jennifer Wellbaum ...
Rich Girl Zombie
Bernie Allemon ...
Little Person Zombie
Don Richard ...
Raging Zombie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Zombie Student
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

School of the Living Dead - Nachsitzen mit Zombies  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,332 (USA) (28 June 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A nod to Rocky Horror Picture Show - actually several, with "Brad and Janet" being the popular couple, and Eddie uttering the phrase "Dammit, Janet!" See more »

Goofs

Early in the film Eddie repairs his glasses with duct tape but the tape is never seen again. See more »

Quotes

Willow: Goth chicks kick ass.
See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a shot of the zombie rat in the vents after the credits end in typical horror film fashion. See more »

Connections

References The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare
Written & Performed by Matt and Kim
Opening credits music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Awful - Fast forward movie InsanisMundi
ughh ..Bad Kids Go To Hell Rip Off! sweetbiiitchxx
West Coast premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival 2012! dopeysang
Discuss Detention of the Dead (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?