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Detention of the Dead (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 27 April 2012 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Alex Craig Mann

Writers:

Alex Craig Mann, Rob Rinow (based on the play by)
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Credited cast:
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 Adam DeFilippi ... Jock Zombie
Jennifer Wellbaum Jennifer Wellbaum ... Rich Girl Zombie
Bernie Allemon Bernie Allemon ... Little Person Zombie
Don Richard Don Richard ... Raging Zombie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Fogel Dave Fogel ... Zombie Student
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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

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


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Did You Know?

Trivia

As the end credits begin you hear a women say "attention all shoppers," its sounds like the exact same voice that announced a free bag of hard candy in the original Dawn of the Dead. See more »

Goofs

Ash mentions watching Shark Week on TLC. Shark Week airs on The Discovery Channel. See more »

Quotes

Willow: It looks like Rob Zombie raped the entire cast of "Gossip Girl" and this is their angry love child.
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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 »

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Don't Go Home
Written by Taylor DeJean Brown, Collin Kehau Desha, Cameron Tyler Dmytryk, Benjamin Ross Smiley and Steven Michael Wilkin
Performed by Vanaprasta
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weak stereotypical characters played by too old actors
29 August 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

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.

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. Maybe he's 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.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detention of the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,332, 30 June 2013

Gross USA:

$1,777

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,777
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Gala Films See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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