Detention

Detention

Directed by John Hsu

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Set during the Taiwanese martial law of the 1960s, this shockingly gruesome and terrifying coming-of-age drama based on a hugely popular video game sees two classmates who go looking for their missing friends and teachers, all of whom took part in an illegal book club, only to come face to face with ghosts and deformed monsters that have taken over their school.

Set during Taiwanese martial law of the 1960s, this terrifying coming-of-age drama sees two classmates go looking for their missing friends and teachers only to come face to face with ghosts and monsters that have taken over their school.

Cast: Gingle Wang, Meng-Po Fu, Hung Chang Chu, Jing-Hua Tseng

Member Reviews

enjoyed the folklore aspect of it.

Firebolt
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1 month ago

A real life horror story.

BehemothRising
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1 month ago

The setting and scares are influenced by Silent Hill, but the visual effects are quite good and unique enough that it feels inspried without being deritave. The script does an excellent job of condensing the mystery of the source material without losing the emotional impact of the various twists and revelations in the game. This was my pick for Best International Movie in the 2022 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, and when you consider the competition, I legitimately believe that DETENTION is low-key one of the best video game movie adaptations...ever.

Pawwdam
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1 month ago

Really good!! I understand its an adaptation of the game, which wow that is surprising they pulled it off this well. I really do enjoy these horror movies set in a historical instance of mass conflict that has a focus of its traumas it results. Another movie that came to mind is Tigers are Not Afraid, where there is both a blend of the horrors that can be modern dystopian societies and supernatural horrors. I think this sort of historical sub genre of horror that has been forming is really compelling, and Detention is another strong example of it. Great acting, excellent scares and in depth/ complicated characters. Loved it!

benogdenzook
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2 months ago

Surprisingly good adaptation of the game. The story of both is haunting and beautiful. This film did a good job of maintaining the atmosphere of the game while still being well-paced. And, of course, the historical context is not only interesting for those unfamiliar, but clearly very personal to the creators of both the game and the film.

blueboy
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2 months ago