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Meta 90's slasher bonanza,
This review is from: Detention [DVD]  (DVD)Saw this film at Frightfest 2011 and loved it. The description listed for this film doesn't even begin to describe the peaks and valleys that it explores in terms of the pop culture. It seems to be the logical step on from films that reference 80's pop culture and moves it on to the 90's. 'Detention' will clearly be compared to 'Scream' due its meta nature and slasher flick mix, however this film attempts to do something different, rather than just being completely about looking back at the slasher genre it broadens its scope in order to create more idiosyncratic feel in terms of story telling and visual direction.
All in all, this film is probably up there with 'Cabin in the woods' as one of the best horror films of this year.