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Review: 'Detention of the Dead' is held captive by cliches and idiocy
Review: 'Detention of the Dead' is held captive by cliches and idiocy

Is there anything worse than a horror movie that isn't scary? Yes — a horror-comedy that's neither scary nor funny. There may not be an actual zombie epidemic, but there is a zombie entertainment plague for sure. "Detention of the Dead" is the latest attempt to cash in on all things undead, as well as all things teenager. Call it genre hedge-betting, I guess. Co-writer/director Alex Craig Mann's witless stitching-up of "The Breakfast Club," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and George Romero — based on a play by co-writer Rob Rinow — is a high school detention scenario in which the virginal nerd (Jacob Zachar), the sassy goth girl...

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