Monday, May 6, 2013

Horror and comedy collide in Detention of the Dead

I'd like to declare the zombie craze dead now, please. If all that's left is making fun of the walking dead -- not The Walking Dead, although I'm sure that's coming -- then it's time to find another horror genre to beat to death with a bat.

Watching this trailer for Detention of the Dead, I'm reminded of a truly great, and little seen, horror/comedy called Dance of the Dead. It also features zombies in high school -- and a 24-hour-all-wall-all-the-time channel -- and is really, really fucking funny.

Not saying Detention of the Dead won't be funny. The trailer is fine and the premise, a group of oddball high school students find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies, holds promise.

The flick is written and directed by Alex Craig Mann and stars  Jacob Zachar, Alexa Nikolas, Christa B. Allen, Jayson Blair, Justin Chon and Max Adler. It hits VOD June 18 and some theatres on June 28.

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