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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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Cast

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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

School of the Living Dead - Nachsitzen mit Zombies 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,332, 30 June 2013
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Gala Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ash is likely named after Bruce Campbell's character from the Evil Dead series. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Brad: Why would we go there?
Eddie: Not a single student would be caught dead there.
Ash: Don't you mean caught... UNDEAD there?
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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 »

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References The Evil Dead (1981) See more »

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A fun little treat for zombie lovers!
14 March 2013 | by little-dave23See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see "Detention of the Dead" at this year's FrightFest.

Honestly, I went in not knowing what I should expect. I had only seen a couple teasers, and they really didn't do too much for me, so I didn't exactly have any expectations.

It's such a simple basis that happens to be taken beyond that. A handful of kids are in detention...when a zombie outbreak hits. At first, I was thrown off by how cliché each character was. We have the nerd, the feisty goth, the stoner, the good looking jock bully, his meat-head friend, and of course the hot cheerleader. It's like they were all taken straight from "The Breakfast Club". Then it hit me...this is the joke! Just like those preps in "Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil". This feel and tone was supposed to be of the classic Hughs films...and it worked so perfectly!

The gore scale on this flick is great. For a movie that I hear had a low budget, they sure made due. The zombies looked sweet and there are some great and gory moments.

I feel like this flick is also a gift for us zombie fans. It is packed with homages and references that made me giddy.

I heard a lot of complaints from people, at Glasgow, that it wasn't scary. Here's the thing...I don't think scares were their biggest priority. Is it filled with tons of amazing zombie gore? Hell yes! Awesome zombies? Yes. But I think this is more-so a...dare I say light hearted(?)...comedy...that happens to be centered in a zombie apocalypse.

The cast was great. Jacob Zachar (Eddie) has yet again created a wonderfully likable nerd character. I found myself both feeling embarrassed for Eddie, at times, and rooting for him. Alexa Nikolas (Willow) was so likable as the feisty and intellectual goth chick. I kept thinking...I'd be sticking with her, in this situation! Justin Chon (Ash) was so completely ridiculous as the stupid stoner...but I loved every second of his screen time. Everyone was great.

As funny and gore packed as this movie is, it actually has a lot of sweet moments, and in a zombie movie...it works!

I cannot wait to own this film!


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