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Film Review - Detention of the Dead


There’s cheeky homage, and then there’s “Detention of the Dead.” Adapted from a play by Rob Rinow, the feature aims to induce nostalgia, chills, laughs, and tears by mixing the sensitive juvenile delinquent antics of the “The Breakfast Club” with the zombie stomp of George Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead,” trusting knowing audiences will receive a charge out of the numerous references that litter the film. Unfortunately, the opposing tones rarely complement each other, rendering “Detention of the Dead” a misfire in terms of intended buoyancy. 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. Read the rest at


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