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Detention of the Dead -- 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. www.detentionofthedead.com
Detention of the Dead -- 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.
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Alex Craig Mann
Rob Rinow (based on the play by)
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When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will go to DETENTION!
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jacob Zachar ... Eddie

Alexa Nikolas ... Willow

Christa B. Allen ... Janet

Jayson Blair ... Brad

Justin Chon ... Ash

Max Adler ... Jimmy

Joseph Porter ... Mark

Michele Messmer ... Mrs. Rumblethorp

Jonathan Coogan ... Guidance Counselor Zombie

Richard Jewell ... Colonel
Adam DeFilippi ... Jock Zombie
Jennifer Wellbaum ... Rich Girl Zombie
Bernie Allemon ... Little Person Zombie
Don Richard ... Raging Zombie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joey Paul Gowdy ... Zombie Student

Geneva Brunetti ... Zombie (uncredited)
Caroline Chuby ... Zombie Teacher (uncredited)
Tiffani Elise Edwards ... Hipster Zombie (uncredited)
Alex Nardelli ... Samurai Zombie (uncredited)
Brian Schaaf ... Zombie Shop Teacher (uncredited)
Stephanie Schaberg ... Zombie Student (uncredited)
David Waldman ... Zombie (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alex Craig Mann 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alex Craig Mann 
Rob Rinow  based on the play by

Produced by
Brooke Anderson .... producer
Rick Johnson .... co-producer
Michael Manasseri .... producer
James J. Yi .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Cody Westheimer 
 
Cinematography by
Noah Rosenthal 
 
Casting by
Elisha Gruer 
Michelle Levy 
 
Production Design by
Danika Von Gesjen 
 
Art Direction by
Christopher Hohman 
 
Set Decoration by
Lauren Clifton 
 
Costume Design by
Amy Julia Cheyfitz 
 
Makeup Department
Michael Bordo .... assistant makeup artist
Michael Bordo .... makeup intern
Eleyna M. Brandt .... makeup department head
Troy Holbrook .... key special makeup effects artist
Lauren Kress .... department head hair stylist
Alexandra Martin .... assistant makeup artist
Christina Newman .... makeup artist
Jessica Nordstrom .... key hair stylist
Rachel Paone .... makeup intern
Daniel Phillips .... special makeup effects department head
 
Production Management
James J. Yi .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris O'Hara .... first assistant director
Daniel Warnock .... second assistant director
Brian Wooten .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Kevin Barnes .... set dresser
Courtney Hermon-Taylor .... assistant set decorator
Marc Krauter .... swing gang
Jacqui Lenney .... swing gang
Joey Ostrander .... property master
Mike Rhadigan .... on set props
Devon Alaric Westerholm .... assistant on set dresser
Jen Whalen .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Dustin Crist .... boom operator
Arnie Geher .... music editor (as Arnold Geher)
Brandon Mehlhorn .... sound utility
Matt Mulder .... sound mixer
Mike Szakmeister .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Michael F. Hoover .... digital artist
John Ikera .... visual effects supervisor
Eric Reinhard .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Shawn Bernal .... stunt performer
Deanna Fakhouri .... stunt performer
Kathy Jarvis .... stunt double: Christa B. Allen
Chris LaCentra .... stunt performer
Chris LaCentra .... utility stunts
Michael Livshiz .... stunts
Nikolay Livshiz .... stunts
Carl Anthony Nespoli .... assistant stunt coordinator
Patrick Potochick .... fight choreographer
Patrick Potochick .... stunt coordinator
Anna Ranoso .... stunt performer
Danny Ray Cook .... stunt performer
Don Richard .... stunt performer
Heather Schilling .... stunt performer
Jordan Teachout .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Ballou .... digital imaging technician
Patrick Barcroft .... key grip
Brent Christy .... additional electrician
Wallace Michael Chrouch .... still photographer
Kevin Davis .... grip
Drew Dawson .... second assistant camera
Jim Dickson .... best boy grip
Chad Dougherty .... grip
Josh Ficken .... grip
Alex Grossfeld .... camera intern
Bryan Kimbel .... best boy electric
Graham Strachan .... gaffer
Stephen Taylor-Wehr .... first assistant camera
Jeff Urbanowicz .... additional electrician
Joe Vargo .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Katy O'Lynnger .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna Bieling .... costume assistant
Mary Kasprzak .... key set costumer
Tracy Machak .... costume assistant
Rachel Oaten .... costume assistant
Mallory Vandruska .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Narbeh Tatoussian .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Sean Fernald .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Peter Kuzniar .... driver
 
Other crew
Geneva Brunetti .... edit team
Geneva Brunetti .... production assistant
TeAira Bryant .... production coordinator
Andrew Clark .... production assistant
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Adam DeFilippi .... production assistant
Adam DeFilippi .... social media consultant
Adam DeFilippi .... stand-in: Max Adler
Brandon Hartley .... production assistant
Roshonda M. Hayes .... production accountant
Juanita Jackson .... production secretary
Danni McClellan .... key production assistant
Tim McClure .... locations prep
Lee Meltzer .... film publicist
Alex Nardelli .... production assistant
Katy O'Lynnger .... production assistant
Alexander Ray .... production assistant
Aaron Segel .... production assistant
Brian Wahler .... production assistant
Bethany Waldon .... script supervisor
Michael Walkmeyer .... armorer
Chris Winston .... production assistant
Angela Worrel .... production assistant
Horatiu Zglimbea .... production assistant
Nicholas Holland .... stand-in for max adler (uncredited)
 

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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Ash mentions watching Shark Week on TLC. Shark Week airs on The Discovery Channel.See more »
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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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
some good and bad parts, 9 September 2013
Author: trashgang from Midian

A perfect example of how you could ruin a gory start of a zombie flick into a love story. I have no problem to bring in love into horror but here it overruns the death. And that's the major problem with Detention Of The Dead.

It has been compared with Shaun Of The Dead (2004) but on that part I don't agree. I never laughed with the jokes because they were again for an American release very childish. The farts, that has to be in every US comedy, how stupid is that. On the other hand when they start talking like in The Breakfast Club (1985) then again I prefer The Breakfast Club because it do has funny situations but here they are trying to make it funny with the sexy cheerleader known for sucking off every guy on school, the nerd falling in love with her and finally does, that's one you see coming from the first minute but hey, there's the weirdo, the goth chick who falls for the nerd and of course the muscled guy who dates the cheerleader. But all situations are so predictable that it even becomes a bit boring.

The final is a bit better because the zombies are coming in again. Still, the zombies looked rather good and some attacks were really messy and even sometimes gory. An ideal flick to start the evening while necking some brewies with your pals.

Gore 1,5/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 3/5 Story 2,5/5 Comedy 0,5/5

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