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Detention Of The Dead [DVD]

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  • Actors: Christa B Allen, Alexa Nikolas, Max Adler
  • Directors: Alex Craig Mann
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: Unknown
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: High Fliers Films
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Aug. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BXLBYOG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,905 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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When a group of oddball students find themselves stuck in detention they have no idea that their classmates and teachers have turned into a horde of bloodthirsty zombies. As the undead try and get into the detention room to tear the kids apart, the students have to put their differences aside and work together to survive the night.

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Combines The Breakfast Club with Night of the Living Dead --Variety

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I tried hard to like Detention of the Dead a lot more than I did, but the script just wasn't up to the job.

It's pitched as "The Breakfast Club (1985)" meets "Dawn of the Dead (1978)" with a mixed bunch of students in detention finding their entire school has been zombified (an event that seems to happen in about ten minutes and which is never explained). Then again, we had three seasons of that concept in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and a similar movie in The Lost Boys so the idea is sadly outdated.

Just as The Breakfast Club had "a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal" so this film has a brain, two athletes, a goth, a cheerleader and a dope dealing skater, and there are even scenes paying homage to that seminal 1980s teen movie, in which the gang inadvisedly smoke pot and later on attempt an escape through the air conditioning pipes.

The best joke in the film is the names used for characters and locations: Brad and Janet (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) are the dating quarterback and head cheerleader, Ash (The Evil Dead trilogy) is the skater and Willow (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is the goth chick, and they end up making a stand in the Savini Library (named for the horror actor, Tom Savini).

Sadly, it fails to offer anything more than we've already seen in the excellent show, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" or the hilarious zom-rom-com, "Shaun of the Dead". Then again, it is free to stream via Amazon Instant/Prime, and there are far worse things to spend your time watching!
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When I first came across this on here I thought the movie was another mediocre spin off from Romero's 'of the dead' series. And whilst some of his spin offs are v good, others are terrible - the tacky western-style Survival of the Dead as a case in point. But it isnt a Romero film and George would do well to take note of what has been created here. This film didnt just exceed my expectations, it blew them out of the water. Big budget blockbuster it aint but its very well acted, the story flows seamlessly and theres a genuine sense of emotion from the character development - rare accolades for a B-movie. By far the best example of just what can be achieved on shoestring resources!
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This film isnt serious, or a parody....it's a "tongue-in-cheek" parody of itself, it's a perfect example of how much you can do with how little you have. It doesnt always take a blockbuster budget to make a good film. Anyone who loves zombies films/b-movies & comedy will "get it" i think. Well worth checking out.
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A group of teenagers from different social cliques, sitting out detention, are forced to work together if they are to stay alive after it appears a localised outbreak of zombitis has hit their high school.
Whilst trapped in the desperate situation they learn a lot about the others they're with and about themselves, in between frenzied battles with their undead classmates...

I got this from a well known discount shop, where everything costs just £1. I had zero expectations for the film and bought it on a whim.
The movie is highly derivative (no doubt labelled as, and trying hard to be 'Shaun of the Dead' meets 'The Breakfast Club') but happy enough with what it's trying to achieve. Yes the movie is low budget but that doesn't really get in the way of or hamper the story.
Of course one could sit here all day and discuss unlikely and unrealistic character motives and outcomes but you'd be wasting your time and probably missing the point.
Zombie films are ten a penny at the moment, and I suppose the real question is 'does this stand out from the pack?'... Err... Well no, not really, but it is enjoyable enough for what it is. The cast (particularly the female leads) are lively and seem to be enjoying themselves too, which helps.

The zombie rat looks like the 'Sumatran rat monkey' from Jackson's far superior Braindead.

The UK dvd is bare bones but for a trailer.

3.25/5
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By Chunky Monkey TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 Feb. 2016
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This is a low budget Indie zombie comedy film from the USA, directed by Alex Craig Mann based on a stage play by Rob Rinow. Rinow and Mann wrote the screen play together.

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It tells the tale of a varied group of teenagers (the nerd, the stoner, the jock, the bully, the goth, the cheerleader......) all held in detention, who bond during a zombie outbreak at the school, while being picked off by the undead. I think this is meant to be a sort of "The breakfast club" meets the zombie apocalypse. It didn't really work for me personally.

There are some nice jokes along the way (for example keeping the zombified head of their detention teacher and then using it as a mascot later and the zombie rat in the ventilation shaft. Also, like liked some of the methods of dispatching the undead; the clarinet being my favourite.

Overall, however, it was not really funny enough nor quite gory enough and the cheesy "life lessons" along the way, which are intended as sincere, just slowed everything down and killed the comedic mood. Finally, while the acting is fine, the cast just look too old for High School (at the beginning when I saw a character walking down the corridor towards the class clutching his bag, with a look of fear on his face, I thought it was the teacher. Turns out it was the "nerd" character Eddie (Jacob Zachar)).

The film is okay, but there are any number of smarter/funnier low-budget zombie films out there in my view (e.g. Freaks of Nature, I survived A Zombie Holocaust, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Me and My Mates vs the zombie apocalypse, Deathgasm, Re-kill.........) which I would recommend seeing ahead of this one.
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