Wow. I don’t know what’s funnier — that director Joseph Kahn is dissing his own film (“Torque”) in this trailer for “Detention”, or the fact that “Detention” is coming out at the same time that “Scream 4” (the latest film in the franchise that “Detention” is clearly patterned after like some “Single White Female” stalker) is. If you thought those “Scream 4” trailers were too precious and “hip” for its own good, then you’re probably not going to dig this trailer for “Detention”. But if you happen to think those “Scream 4” trailers were the best thing since sliced bread, then chances are you’ll dig Kahn’s follow-up. Up to you, really. (By the way, I thought this thing was supposed to have time-travel, cause I don’t see any time traveling in this trailer, though is that a UFO?)
Detention is a teen horror-comedy where the local students of Grizzly Lake must survive their final year of high school. Standing in their way is a slasher movie killer who has seemingly come to life. It becomes a race against time to stop the killer and save the world – if only they can get out of detention. The Detention cuts through prom. Most of them don’t have dates anyway.
Starring Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook, Spencer Locke, Parker Bagley, Richard Brake, Walter Perez, Jesse Heiman, James Black, Kate Kelton, Erica Shaffer and directed by Joseph Kahn.
Premiering at SXSW this month.
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