Trailer Park: “Detention” (Directed by Joseph Kahn & Starring Dane Cook)

First, the bad news: Detention looks like something that'd air on the Syfy channel; all it needs is Debbie Gibson and Tiffany to show and pull each others' hair out. But you know what? We kind of love those Syfy movies, and this horror-comedy seems like it could be a good time.

Helmed by the MTV generation’s go-to music video director Joseph Kahn (Eminem’s "Love the Way You Lie"; Dr. Dre’s “Kush”), Detention takes place in a high school where a serial killer is offing students, not unlike Scream, and is framed around the big senior dance, not unlike Prom Night. The film's central characters (including The Kids Are All Right co-star Josh Hutcherson) are stuck in detention as the bodies start to pile up, and, inexplicably, Dane Cook shows up as the school's headmaster. That right there should tell you what kind of movie Detention is, one in which a sophomoric comedian plays the primary authority figure (and, in typical Cook fashion, drops a few unfunny lines).

But, again, despite its derivativeness and odd casting, Detention's first trailer seems like a good time, mainly because it doesn't take itself seriously (there's even an in-joke about Kahn's awful biker gang movie Torque). Tags: trailer-park, detention, joseph-kahn, dane-cook

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