High school may be a hall of horror for many students thanks to cliques, acne and unpopularity, but at least none of us have ever had to deal with a serial killer like Hollywood's teenagers.
Yet another film has taken on the school slasher theme, but Joseph Kahn's "Detention," starring Dane Cook and "The Kids Are All Right" actor Josh Hutcherson, has given it a whole new twist. Several twists, in fact.
There's all the angst of a teenage drama, the comedy of navigating prom dates, hamburgers and clueless principals, and the frustration of getting a detention you didn't deserve. Oh, and there's a serial killer stalking the halls, chopping up everyone who gets in the way.
Just to top off the blend of weirdness and violence, aliens appear to land at the end. No, we're not kidding. Just watch the trailer that premiered on MTV.com.
"Detention" premieres at the SXSW Film festival on March 13, with multiple screenings to follow. Those of us unlucky enough to be outside of Austin will have to wait until the film gets wide distribution. We suspect any film that combines this much comedy with this much horror and quirkiness won't have too much trouble finding a studio to call home.