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
Willow's makeup appears to be a nod to "A Clockwork Orange". See more »
During the library scene where the hand breaks through the wall, a battery pack for a mic on the back of the cheerleader can be seen as outline on the back of her uniform as she turns away from the hand. See more »
Would you ever go out with a guy like me?
My friends would eat me alive.
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There is a shot of the zombie rat in the vents after the credits end in typical horror film fashion. See more »
A group of oddball high school students find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies.
This is not necessarily a good film, and it is not a surprise to me that the movie has generally low reviews on IMDb. A bit lower than I expected, but maybe it just has not hit the target audience yet. Although, there is a bit too much down time between the jokes to really keep the momentum going, and some of the events go past parody or homage to downright theft (the "Breakfast Club" ripoff where they each explain why they have detention in particular).
This might fall under the category of guilty pleasures, though, for zombie and horror fans. There are countless references, and I am sure I did not catch them all: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Night of the Living Dead, Evil Dead, Twilight and Rocky Horror Picture Show come to mind. There is an homage to Sam Raimi's directing style, the library is named after effects guru Tom Savini... and in one piece of dialogue, two characters mention all the ways that a zombie outbreak has begun in other films.
This may not be a keeper, but it is definitely worth renting for those who like clever references to other horror flicks. (Or sometimes not so clever -- the Savini reference got a bit too much screen time to be subtle.)
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