As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.


Joseph Kahn
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Woods ... Taylor Fisher
Logan Stalarow Logan Stalarow ... Taylor's Little Brother
Julie Dolan ... Taylor's Mom
Shanley Caswell ... Riley Jones
Daniel Negreanu ... Male News Reporter
Will Wallace ... Riley's Dad / Doug Jones
Josh Breeding Josh Breeding ... Hipster Thief
Marco Garcia Marco Garcia ... Janitor
Josh Hutcherson ... Clapton Davis
Mickey River ... Punk
Jesse Heiman ... Nerd
Joseph Keane Joseph Keane ... Metro (as Joe Keane)
Percy Daggs III ... Jock Kid (as Percy Daggs)
Parker Bagley ... Billy Nolan
Marque Richardson ... Toby T. (as Marque Richardson II)


This comedy/horror movie centers about a group of teens who go to Grizzly Lake High School. When one of their classmates is killed by someone dressed up as 'Cinderhella' (a character from a popular horror movie), they all fall under suspicion, but when they all get detention, they try to work out who it is. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, crude and sexual content, nudity, language, some teen drinking and drug use | See all certifications »

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[first lines]
Taylor Fisher: I'm Taylor Fisher and I'm a bitch - beauty, intelligence, talent, charisma, hoobastank.
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Crazy Credits

Just past six minutes into the film, cast and crew names appear on, and replace the names of, various brand products, while also appearing in or on various items such as broken plaster, money, toilet paper, an iPod, a door placard, a school jacket, a fire alarm, etc. See more »


Spoofs Saw II (2005) See more »


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one for youngsters but not for the old school horror buffs
10 September 2012 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

Over here in the dark regions of hell Detention is being sold as a horror flick. Naturally being hyped in the states I thought that this was going to be a hell of a flick. Sadly it failed on the part of horror but on the other hand I can understand that youngsters will love this for a few reasons.

Let one reason be the face of Josh Hutcherson, I can understand that girlies in their teens and even twenties will love him. he's also one of the main leads of the over-hyped Hunger Games (2012). So on that part it will be a big success. The second reason is that it do take place on a high school and that it does fit in on the needs and deeds of youngsters nowadays. You get the feeling. If you are above thirty then forget it. There's not that much to see. Okay, it can be compared with Donnie Darko (2001), another weird story. But here it's not really the story but the editing and effects used that makes it a great flick for youth. It's a fast movie with recognizable situations. I liked the effects and even the way the first victim was killed. That's a must see even for horror buffs. But to file it under horror, no can do. It even picks up the story as been told in Scream, you know, the person headlining coming out of that flick and really starts to kill people, or isn't it?

There is even a real boob to see and even some fake porn (Brooke Haven) tits to see. I guess that flicks like The Hunger Games, Twilight and Project X will be the next thing for youth but for an old victim like me raised in full slasher era this wasn't my cup of tea.

Don't get me wrong, I still can dig new horrors but Detention sadly not.

Gore 2/5 Nudity 0,5/5 Effects 4/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 1/5

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Release Date:

13 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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