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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.

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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 Richard Jewell ... Colonel
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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Storyline

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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Trivia

Willow's makeup appears to be a nod to "A Clockwork Orange". See more »

Goofs

Early in the film Eddie repairs his glasses with duct tape but the tape is never seen again. 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 Return of the Living Dead (1985) See more »

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Impossible
Written by Matthew John Hayward, Russell James Marsden and Emma Lucy Richardson
Performed by Band of Skulls
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Schools out, zombies in....
19 July 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Having run into a swarm of questionable and dubious low-budget zombie movies the last couple of months, I really had no particular high hopes for "Detention of the Dead", but I was genuinely surprised.

The movie starts out well enough and drops the action right in your lap almost right away. I enjoyed that and it was great not having to sit 30 or 45 minutes into the movie before action starts to happen and the movie to pick up pace. "Detention of the Dead" starts off in a high gear and keeps going at that pace.

"Detention of the Dead" has a good amount of comedy to it to make it a worthy addition to the genre where you would find "Shaun of the Dead". While it is not as classic as "Shaun of the Dead", "Detention of the Dead" does manage to leave a good mark on the zombie comedy genre.

The effects in the movie were nice, though not as gory and detailed as that in George Romero movies or "The Walking Dead". But still, for a movie of this type and budget, then the effects and make-up was quite alright.

The characters in the movie were nicely detailed and equally well performed by the people hired for the various roles.

Story-wise, then the movie didn't really bring anything new to the zombie genre. But still, it managed to take already established lore in the zombie genre and put it to good use. There were some nice enough, although cheesy, references to be seen here and there, so stay alert.

"Detention of the Dead" is a good addition to the zombie movie library of any zombie aficionado.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Company Credits

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Gala Films See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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