A mix of high school high-jinks and full-blown gore, or Shaun Of The Dead meets Breakfast Club if the advertising blurb is to be believed, Detention Of The Dead promises an entertaining mix of laughs and cares.

A gang of kids, preparing for detention, soon find themselves in an unlikely, and desperate, battle for survival after a zombie apocalypse just happens to erupt on their doorstep.

The trailer showcases the usual smattering of characters we see in films of this ilk, with in-jokes thrown in for good measure – the Savini Library anyone?

Starring the likes of Jacob Zachar, Christa B Allen and Alexa Nikolas, and directed by Alex Craig Mann, Detention Of The Dead seems well-suited to the late night slot it has been granted – screening at Frightfest on Friday, February 22.

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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle