In the first few seconds of the trailer for Detention, director Joseph Kahn throws a shout out at his last film, Torque. It gets wackier from there. Including shots of a bear boarding a UFO, slaughter in the hallways of a high school and kids dressed up like a fever dream version of a Justin Bieber video. Oh, and Dane Cook as a high school principle.
One part Breakfast Club, one part Scream, one part I’m Not Even Sure, Detention is premiering at SXSW; I’m incredibly excited to see the film, especially after the trailer proves that Kahn brings his music video stylishness even into a low budget slasher (maybe?) movie.