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Detention (2010)

A group of high school students are sent to Detention. Abandoned and locked in, images of Ghosts appear as they attempt to escape, only to find themselves connected to a past horrific death and made responsible for it with their lives.

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James D.R. Hickox

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James D.R. Hickox (adaptation), Stephen Johnston (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Catherine Combs ... Diane
David Carradine ... Principal Hoskins
Mo McRae ... Jason Gretch (as Mo)
Zelda Williams ... Sara
Rachel Sterling ... Mimi
Jonathan 'Lil J' McDaniel ... T-Loc (as Jonathan McDaniel)
Thomas Calabro ... Coach L
John Capodice ... Workman 1
Jeremy Luke ... Benny (as Jeremy Luc)
Maitland McConnell ... Lisa
Michael Mitchell Michael Mitchell ... Sam
Billy Aaron Brown ... Jack
Shel Rasten ... Jack
Preston Jones ... Paul
Black Thomas ... Jackson
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Storyline

A group of high school students are sent to after-school Detention for unexplained reasons. There, the teenagers find themselves abandoned and locked in the classroom after their detention teacher leaves, then mysteriously disappears. With night slowly approaching, a thunder storm builds outside. The heavy rain and lightning causes a massive power failure throwing the school into total darkness. Then, strange, haunting images of Ghosts begin to appear in the school. The kids manage to break out of the classroom only to find that the old building has taken on a life of its own, keeping them trapped inside. As they struggle to escape, the teenagers learn about the death of a student back in the 1970's. Slowly, they unravel the history of this tragedy and that they are somehow connected to the student's macabre and untimely death. They will also soon find out that they are being held responsible for this horrific event of the past, and will pay for it with their lives! Written by john stienfield and michael muscal

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Staying after school can be murder! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detentie See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$2,150,000 (estimated)
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NHP, New Horizon Pictures See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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When the maintenance man gets his fingers smashed by the incinerator door it's his right hand that takes the damage however when he is seen walking out of the school it's his left hand thats damaged. See more »

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Spoofs Against All Flags (1952) See more »

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Enjoyable and entertaining effort
5 November 2012 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

Stuck in a high school detention class during a torrential rain-storm, a group of friends find themselves subjected to a series of ghostly visits and incidents in an attempt to seek retribution for a past incident involving their parents and try to get out before they're all killed off.

This one turned out to be a pretty nice haunted-school style ghost film. What works best here is that it's filled with a ton of clichés but never really manages to make them noticeable until pretty late in the film. That the school location is actually pretty creepy and manages to hold a place of suspense is a bright spot here, as it comes off as a perfect spot for ghostly activity and makes for some good times with it stalking the group throughout the grounds. There are some problems, though, in that the reason for possession in most cases goes unexplained when a twist late in the film makes it totally worthless as well as taking way too long in it's set-ups when they tease something only to not deliver as well as not come through on the kill, making some scenes seem to last forever yet the film is really quite brief. Overall, though, it's really not that bad.

Rated R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.


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