To be honest, I’ve never been a big fan of parody films. There are some exceptions, like the first Scary Movie, Shaun of the Dead or Spaceballs, but those films generally had some brains behind the humour, and didn’t come across as a bad live-action episode of Family Guy. With Detention of the Dead, actor-turned-director Alex Craig Mann has taken pieces of Edgar Wright’s zom-com and thrown in 80s classic The Breakfast Club and put the mixture to film. What’s there is a parody, but is it one worth laughing about?
A group of oddball high school students find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies.
From director Alex Craig Mann, and starring Jacob Zachar (“Greek”), Alexa Nikolas (“The Walking Dead”)Christa B. Allen (“Revenge”), Jayson Blair (“The New Normal”), Justin Chon (“21 and Over”), and Max Adler (“Glee”), Detention of the Dead will open Tuesday, June 18 on VOD and Friday, June 28 theatrically at the Laemmle NoHo 7 in Los Angeles, CA. We’ve got a new clip titled “Midal” that details a drug deal gone mildly wrong.
“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.”
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