It’s hard to describe Detention
without spilling the goods. What can be said is that it’s a lot more than a teen slasher flick. Though it might share some of Scream
’s postmodern comedic leanings amidst the slice-and-dice kills, there’s more juice in the fruit than just that. Unpredictably wild and full of a bingo-cage grab bag of genre mash-ups, the flick miraculously remains cohesive despite walking a tightrope between mad brilliance and lunacy throughout its lean running time. At its core is a hyperstylized reaction to the last two decades of pop culture, with hip characters making fun of what’s hip in what is ultimately an incredibly hip film. While ...