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DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD BLOOD IS TO GET OUT?,
This review is from: Detention Of The Dead [DVD] (DVD)
Have anyone else noticed that the amount of zombie film produced in a year has grown on the same graph as the legalization of marihuana? I suspect people are sitting around smoking, brainstorming ideas like, 'Dude, what if we added zombies to "The Breakfast Club?"' Okay, we noticed.
This is a fun zombie cult film that starts off with our stereotyped kids in detention and moves on from there. Willow (Alexa Nikolas) is the goth chick and the voice of reason who comes up with profound zombie metaphors. Eddie (Jacob Zachar) is the picked on geek, who doesn't have asthma and is not a level 18 wizard. Janet (Christa B. Allen) is our popular head cheerleader with Brad (Jayson Blair) as her jock/ROTC boyfriend who claims he is going to "officer's boot camp" after high school. Jimmy (Max Adler) is another jock who follows Brad. Ash (Justin Chon) is a likeable skateboard stoner who sells jocks Midal and tells them it is hash that won't show up on a drug test.
The film gives us a very quick character build up before the zombie attack. Character is later developed in the library, considered a safe haven ("not a single student would be caught dead there"). What made this film good was the dialouge...."Stop taunting the undead!" And the attention to background details such as the large number of pencils stuck in the ceiling in detention and the sign in the background "Teen Sexual Awareness Week" like they need one.
I got several howls out of this feature. Good old fashion fun.
Parental Guide: F-bombs, near sex. Brief magazine nudity. Christa B. Allen in bra getting groped.