Before Josh Hutcherson became the camouflage expert/fake Tribune boyfriend in ‘The Hunger Games,’ he was just a cool kid in high school with a crush on an awkward classmate trying to survive… from the knife wielding serial killer/slasher called Cinderhella. In other words, Hutcherson starred in an indie film called ‘Detention’ that is set to be in theaters in April. The theatrical trailer and a clip from the movie both released today and we have it here for you!
‘Detention’ was actually filmed 2 years ago and is an indie film that has been making the rounds in festivals across the country. Written, produced and directed by Joseph Kahn, the movie tells the story of the senior class at Grizzly Lake High School who are trying to survive their final year of high school. Standing in their way is Cinderhella, a slasher-movie killer who has seemingly come to life and begins a killing spree across the campus. It’s a race against time as a handful of students try to stop the killer and save the student body… but first, they have to get out of detention.
In an interview with THR, Kahn had said of the movie, “I always wanted to make a time traveling horror comedy about bears, serial killers, the 90’s, and UFO’s. Let’s be honest, this genre is underrepresented in Hollywood.”
The irreverent film looks like it’s a delightful mash up of ‘Scream’ and ‘The Breakfast Club’ – two movies that are classics in their own right! Check out the videos of the high school horror/comedy and see if it brings you memories of your own alma mater.
‘Detention’ Clip: Clayton vs. Billy:
‘Detention’ Theatrical Trailer:
‘Detention’ stars Josh Hutcherson (‘The Hunger Games’), Spencer Locke (‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’, ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’), Dane Cook (‘Employe of the Month’), Shanley Caswell (‘Snow White: A Deadly Summer’), Aaron Perilo (‘In Time’, ‘True Blood’), and Richard Brake (‘Batman Begins’, ‘Doom’, ‘Hannibal Rising’) and will be released in selected AMC theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Burbank, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Miami, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle on April 13th.