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


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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He knows more than you are See more »


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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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 »


Spoofs Against All Flags (1952) See more »

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Nerd incinerated. Ghost wants revenge.
17 November 2010 | by BoloxxxiSee all my reviews

Lame horror effort of the trapped-in-a-building-with-something- that-wants-to-kill-me type. In this instance the building is a school; the trapped are students who were serving detention; and the something is the ghost of some nerd who was locked in an incinerator by the parents of said students some years ago as a prank, and as well: to get even with him for hanging out with the lead prankster's girlfriend.

This movie is amateurishly done. Ah hell, let me just say it. IT'S A STUPID MOVIE! Why? ---Because the writing and directing is lousy. Have you ever had food from a restaurant or some take-out place that was really bad? Just some sloppy, greasy, tasteless mess, perhaps? And you wonder if the restaurant people are really that incompetent or is it that they don't care enough about what they do? About you? I kinda had that feeling a bit with this movie. When anyone gives or serves you anything and it's crap, you have 2 options: to believe they don't know any better, or to believe they do, but just don't care enough about you or what they do.

"That they don't know any better" is probably true for the young people in this movie who came off as annoying and unlikable to me. But realistically you can't blame them since they're just mouthing and doing what an incompetent writer and director has told them. Put yourself in their place; young, inexperienced, needing the job and/or the opportunity. Someone comes along and shows them a script. What're they gonna say? "This is so, so, stupid! And I'm so, so, not doing it?" --Of course not! They're trusting (and perhaps even hoping) that these people are professionals and know what they're doing. --Besides, David Carradine is in it, a seasoned actoooor. So they might have been impressed; figured if he's doing this sh*t, who're they to turn their noses up and say: "This is so, so, stupid! And I'm so, so, not doing it." Love, Boloxxxi.

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