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      Deadly Detention

      2017 1h 30m Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 19% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Five high school students must spend their Saturday working during detention. When a sadistic madman kills their principal, the teens must put aside their differences and find a way to outsmart their assailant before he murders them one by one. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      bruh m God it sucks but it's so funny how serious they take it. some scenes are just comedy gold, for example the big reveal scene. There are like three forced twists that had little to no setup. It's so funny. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/21/21 Full Review Audience Member Another Lifetime thriller with quite a small budget but makes good use of its singular premise. Think killer-mystery meets Breakfast Club. Heck they even play some 1980s-like music to give it a timeless feel. A few high school students are transported to have detention in an abandoned prison facility. What they didn't count on is someone stalking them and picking them off. But who's the culprit: one of them, a teacher, or the bus driver? Lexi is actually my favorite character despite her in the beginning coming off as sexually devious and stuck up. Who knows if these students can actually work together to survive this killer The twist of who's actually the killer is fine at best; you can either be satisfied with it or not. But they also reveal something about Lexi near the end shedding light on why the way she is. The movie takes its time to look at the issues these kids face being in the student body and why they got detention in the first place. The killer utilizes this prison as the ultimate form of punishment. Some people might be bored but I did find some enjoyment watching these kids make their way through being trapped by someone making their day more dismal. What's worse than spending Saturday being detained? Actually paying for it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Robert J Oh lord was this bad. I get it was low budget and fresh actors, but the goodie goodie in purple was so bad, she must have had to sleep with someone to get the part. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 07/28/20 Full Review Audience Member I turned this movie off after 39 minutes. Spoilers ahead. If you like over-the-top acting and exaggerated facial expressions, one-dimensional characters who give exposition when they're not making jokes and popping out of bins while the rest search for the killer, and bad attempts at a complex character in the form of the gay germaphobe black religious kid to check off the minority/lgbtq trope, this movie is for you. It's as if the screenwriter forgot about diversity while being so focused on the "easy, mouthy, hormonal" character and flung everything else onto him as an afterthought. Some things I don't understand (and didn't watch long enough to find answers): Why was the religious guy yelling into the phone while repeatedly pressing the receiver bit which disconnects calls? Why did Taylor transition from not speaking to not shutting up and why was she being used for jump scares and "comedic relief", especially during moments where everyone should be too afraid to make noise? Why is an athlete goody-two-shoes (Jessica?) in detention? Why is Jessica's boyfriend(?) into the other girl without much resistance (I mean he is a hormonal teen but it seemed like he was set up initially as sensible and mature with the way he was dressed)? Why did Jessica invite the other girl to revive him by kissing after he was electrocuted? More importantly, why was that a realistic solution in the plot? Why is the next best option for detention a PRISON when the school is under fumigation? Are there no other buildings they could've used for one Saturday in this city? This whole movie is frustrating because it's not rooted in reality but is in real life settings, and it's not even the typical frustrating slasher garbage one can mindlessly enjoy. There's not much sense of danger, even with the electrocution since it was revived by true lust's kiss as other characters argued about how to find a pulse. Even the whole strawberry/chocolate syrup looking murder of the principal lacked urgency (which reminds me; why was she reading erotica and looking at the one kid's pictures? Just weird unless the murderer is religious and thinks harming those who sin is justifiable). I think what could've made this better is to give backstory on at least a few of the characters in the beginning, letting us know why they're there, give us more as well as building up a sense of impending doom before the killer strikes. Have the characters question things the viewer would question instead of just going along with it after a few sarcastic remarks. Things just happen, the characters are not relatable, so there's nothing rooting me into the story enough to keep me watching, which is why it's off and this review exists. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member It was really weird that detention would be had in a former prison in the middle of nowhere, so the plot was odd to begin with. The students are exceptionally dumb. Includes some of the worst one-liners and weirdest high school students ever. The ending was actually fairly predictable from the beginning. It was also somewhat ridiculous. I'm not sure if it was meant to be a comedy or just that stupid. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Worst movie I have seen by far in my entire life. Don't waste 85 minutes. The absolute worst !!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Five high school students must spend their Saturday working during detention. When a sadistic madman kills their principal, the teens must put aside their differences and find a way to outsmart their assailant before he murders them one by one.
      Blair Hayes
      Valentina Bove
      Casie Tabanou
      Production Co
      Fancy Pants Films
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 12, 2017
      1h 30m
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