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Detention Of The Dead (2013)




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Movie Info

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. (c) Official Facebookmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Alex Craig Mann, Rob Rinow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 23, 2013
Box Office: $1.3k
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Critic Reviews for Detention Of The Dead

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Is there anything worse than a horror movie that isn't scary? Yes - a horror-comedy that's neither scary nor funny.

Full Review… | June 27, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 27, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

This kind of fodder has been handled better in films like "Dance of the Dead," and "Shaun of the Dead."

Full Review… | October 12, 2013
Cinema Crazed

Detention Of The Dead is a silly zom-com with plenty of funny high school stereotypes worth taking a bite out of, which our zombies do every chance they get.

Full Review… | July 1, 2013
We Got This Covered

The easiest and most honest line on Detention of the Dead is that it's better than it has any reasonable right or need to be, given its aims.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013

While it features some pleasing tech credits and an engaged cast, the effort swings too wildly from sensitivity to slapstick, resulting in a disagreeably disorienting viewing experience.

Full Review… | June 20, 2013

Audience Reviews for Detention Of The Dead


How doth it hang?

A mixture of high school kids ranging from smart but nerdy, popular but shallow, Asian drug dealer, gothic girl, and star football player are all in detention when a zombie outbreak plagues their town. They try to hold up in the school until they can be rescued but these misfits will have to work together to survive. Can these kids who couldn't work together in high school as friends work together to survive?

"Won't the zombies get the munchies?"
"They already have them."

Alex Craig Mann delivers Detention of the Dead in his directorial debut. The storyline for this picture is Breakfast Club mixed with bad, low, budget cliché zombie plot. The special effects were okay and the acting was painfully mediocre.

"You didn't finish!"

I randomly came across this on Showtime Anytime and decided to give it a viewing. This was as bad as you'd expect and had little going for it. This was very straightforward, cliché, and added little to the genre. I recommend skipping this.

"This is dry clean only."

Grade: D

Kevin Robbins

It's a Michigan movie, didn't know I do. It's like they ripped off the anime. I'm not really going to be that sad, there is almost too many similarities. Even the title (not detention of the dead, but high school of the dead) identical. I'm guessing I wasn't supposed to have seen that though. It's got a lot of humor, you will see a lot of stuff coming from a mile away if you have ever seen a zombie movie, but it's got a lot of blood, so that is good right?

DOTD tries to be fun, but in the end it's just your typical high school stereotypes with the occasional zombie attack. Much of the time is spent held up in a single location, and many of the jokes end up back-firing. It does have a nice nerdy feel to the film, but otherwise it doesn't stand out or outdo any of the average zombie flicks.

Detention Of The Dead Quotes

Willow: So, Appleby's, huh?
Eddie: Yeah, I've got a gift card.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)
Eddie: Run away! Run away!
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)
Jimmy: We have to go someplace nobody ever goes.
Eddie: The library.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)
Janet: Looks like Rob Zombie raped the entire cast of Gossip Girl and this is their angry love child.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)

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