Detention (2011) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Detention (2011) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  2011
  • Genre:  Comedy, Slasher
  • Cast and crew: Alison Woods, Logan Stalarow, Julie Dolan, Shanley Caswell, Daniel Negreanu, Will Wallace, Josh Breeding, Marco Garcia, Josh Hutcherson, Mickey River, Jesse Heiman, Joseph Keane, Percy Daggs III, Parker Bagley, Marque Richardson
  • Director:  Joseph Kahn
  • Screenwriter:  Joseph Kahn, Mark Palermo

Detention (2011) Rating:

  • Dylan = 7.5 / 10;
  • Raoul = 6.5 / 10;
  • IMDb = 5.8 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 4.1 / 10;

Detention (2011) Synopsis:

A mysterious serial killer going by the name of Cinderella terrorize the students at Grizzly Lake High School

Detention (2011) Review:

Detention might be one of the strangest teen horror-comedy that you’ll ever experience. Everything about it is made to make the movie look special.

First, the style of filming is really unusual, it uses lots of narrative elements (like in films such as Excision) and on-screen text (like in Feast). You may as well notice some interesting camera shots and moves. But what makes this film so extraordinary is the accumulation of strange stories and the weird scenes that it is made of. To give a few examples without spoiling it, you’ll get to see a dude turning into a butterfly or the abduction of a magnetic grizzly-bear. All of this somehow blended into a story which, to be honest, didn’t make much sense to me. But this not really the point of this teen comedy which is fun, but hardly contains any horror except a few kills.

Still, horror fans should be pleased with the multiple references to horror cinema, as well as the multiples references to the ’90s, and the music from that period.

Being both a horror fan and a teen from the ’90s, I liked the film, but I understand that most may just find it absurd and stupid. In the same vein but much better, I would recommend people to watch Johnny Dies at the End instead.

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