D: James D.R. Hickox
C: David Carradine, Preston Jones, Alexa Jago, Billy Aaron Brown, Michael Mitchell, Rachel Sterling, Thomas Calabro, Zelda Williams, Lil J
Group of students stuck in detention are attacked by a malevolent spirit intent on revenge for his death some 30 odd years ago.
Detention starts out on the slow side with some especially hokey and unconvincing CGI horror inspired effects. However, Detention keeps getting better ....and better as it goes along. It captures the inherent spookiness of being in a darkened building during the middle of a thunderstorm. It has some suspenseful moments of the characters trying to find a way out of their predicament. And it has some appealing character vignettes due to a likable cast. The thing is, Detention never fully gels. It's just too jerky and uneven. Detention throws out many ideas, many notions. Some of it works, some of it doesn't.