Joseph Kahn’s ultra violent and ultra bizarre take on the slasher genre is about to make itself known at London’s Film4 Fright Fest. The trailer starts off like a Scream wannabe, and pretty soon heads off into realm’s of the unknown and super cool as we are soon blessed with all sorts of violent, funny and downright bizarre imagery. I mean, an Alien spaceship in a high school horror? Ah, Detention looks pretty feckin sweet if you ask me, it looks like it is almost having a good old laugh at the slasher genre, while nicely following the rules to bring something new and fresh to the table. We may even have a new bogeyman born!
‘Detention’ tells the story of the senior class at Grizzly Lake high school. The road to graduation is never an easy one, but it’s further complicated for these students by the arrival of a slasher movie killer who has seemingly come to life. The only ones who can stop the killer are a handful of students, but they’ll have to cut out of detention if they’re to stand a chance at saving the world.“
By Matt Wavish