A new zombie flick from actor-turned-filmmaker Alex Craig Mann is currently in post production with an early 2012 release slated. Even if it wasn’t a zombie film, I’d be interested as it was filmed in Michigan. My home state has turned out some great films and filmmakers over the years – we trolls have talent! Due to the wide variety of scenery including sandy white beaches, mountains, fields, forests and large lakes that can double as oceans, Michigan has been a draw not only for local born talent to build a resume (Such as the Raimi brothers, Bruce Campbell, Jerry Bruckheimer, Francis Ford Coppola, Roger Corman, Albert and Allen Hughes just to name a few) but other productions seeking to avoid higher taxes and even industry strikes in Hollywood.
Detention of the Dead is a zombie comedy tribute to Michigan native and film Icon John Hughes who gave us such films as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and dozens of other films that defined a generation of youth. Detention of the Dead is basically a send-up of The Breakfast Club but instead of fighting the over-zealous Principal, they must fight for their lives as the student body becomes zombified.
Detention of the Dead stars Max Adler (Glee), Justin Chon (Twilight), Jayson Blair (The Hard Times of RJ Berger), Christa B. Allen (Revenge, 13 going on 30), Alexa Nikolas (Red State, Zoey 101), and Jacob Zachar (Greek)
When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will go to DETENTION!!!!
It was bound to happen. If you put large group of conformity driven pubescences, aka your average teenager, together for long enough, you can’t be surprised when one day they decide to eat each other…
Comedy and Horror unite in this “The Breakfast Club” meets “Shaun of the Dead” tale about a group of oddball high school students who find themselves trapped in detention during a Zombie Apocalypse. Can they put their differences aside and work together to survive the night? Fat chance! This is High School after all.