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Detention (2010)

A group of high school students are sent to Detention. Abandoned and locked in, images of Ghosts appear as they attempt to escape, only to find themselves connected to a past horrific death and made responsible for it with their lives.


James D.R. Hickox


James D.R. Hickox (adaptation), Stephen Johnston (adaptation) | 2 more credits »




Credited cast:
David Carradine ... Principal Hoskins
Zelda Williams ... Sara
Mo McRae ... Jason Gretch (as Mo)
Thomas Calabro ... Coach L
Shel Rasten ... Jack
Rachel Sterling ... Mimi
John Capodice ... Workman 1
Maitland McConnell ... Lisa
Jeremy Luke ... Benny (as Jeremy Luc)
Billy Aaron Brown ... Jack
Jonathan 'Lil J' McDaniel ... T-Loc (as Jonathan McDaniel)
Preston Jones ... Paul
Michael Mitchell Michael Mitchell ... Sam
Peter Pasco ... Dwayne Evert
Black Thomas ... Jackson


A group of high school students are sent to after-school Detention for unexplained reasons. There, the teenagers find themselves abandoned and locked in the classroom after their detention teacher leaves, then mysteriously disappears. With night slowly approaching, a thunder storm builds outside. The heavy rain and lightning causes a massive power failure throwing the school into total darkness. Then, strange, haunting images of Ghosts begin to appear in the school. The kids manage to break out of the classroom only to find that the old building has taken on a life of its own, keeping them trapped inside. As they struggle to escape, the teenagers learn about the death of a student back in the 1970's. Slowly, they unravel the history of this tragedy and that they are somehow connected to the student's macabre and untimely death. They will also soon find out that they are being held responsible for this horrific event of the past, and will pay for it with their lives! Written by john stienfield and michael muscal

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Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

15 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detentie See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$2,150,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$190, 16 January 2010

Gross USA:

$190, 16 January 2010
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Company Credits

Production Co:

NHP, New Horizon Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the maintenance man gets his fingers smashed by the incinerator door it's his right hand that takes the damage however when he is seen walking out of the school it's his left hand thats damaged. See more »


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23 April 2011 | by luvmycatSee all my reviews

What a cheap-looking, stupid film. I thought it was made in the late 70s/early 80s, from the look of it, and I don't mean it as a compliment. I was surprised and disgusted finding out afterwards that this film was made in 2008 for 2 Mio and couldn't come up with anything better. They saved enough money on the actors and effects, so where has all the dough gone?

D. Carradine, what hast thou done?

I can't believe I thought after watching this "jeeez, Birdemic was more entertaining". That says everything.

Detention doesn't come near to be honored with the word "trash", nor is it "so bad it's good". It's not even a homage to the 70s/80s teen slashers.

Sorry I can't be bothered to detail the content. I'm too angry. And my fellow reviewers have already done a good job on this.

Detention bored me to tears but also annoyed me. Stupidity throughout - script, dialog, everything. I expect characters in these kind of flicks to be acting "stupid" (you know, the usual in these type of films - like saying hello who's there in a dark lonely room, opening a door you know better you shouldn't, etc.) but not so retarded. I actually got up inbetween to wash the dishes while watching so my life time wasn't wasted completely.

I'm happy it was a cheap rental. I only made it till the end so I could live to tell. If you want to get rid of a "friend", recommend him/her this film.

Go and watch Dance of the Dead, which also covers the cliché teens (okay, they're slashed by Zombies and not a ghost). That film is silly, but funny and dimensions better in so many ways than Detention.

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