Movies like Detention of the Dead

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Detention of the Dead (2012)
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Detention of the Dead (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of oddball high school students find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, scary, rough, dark humor, psychotronic
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: zombie, high school, school, supernatural, escapades, danger, deadly, social misfits, gory, teenager, survival, blood, extreme violence, teenage life, youth, misfit, high school life, disorder, social relations, fight, virus, student, teacher, suicidal, slut ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, humorous, suspenseful and semi serious films with plots about deadly, supernatural, zombie, danger, gory, survival and gore mostly in Horror, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Detention of the Dead: Cooties (2014), Night of the Living Dorks (2004), Zombeavers (2014), Freaks of Nature (2015), Cockneys vs Zombies (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they’ll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put ...
Style: not serious, humorous, bloody, scary, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, friendship, danger, gory, strip club, small town, youth, teenager, camp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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Dance of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With Prom only hours away, the usual suspects of Cosa High (Cheerleaders, geeks, bad boys and the happy-go-lucky student council alike) are preoccupied with the annual rituals of teendom. On the night of the big dance when the dead unexpectedly rise ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, scary, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, high school, back from the dead, prom, gory, supernatural, save the day, anti hero, unlikely couple, anti heroes, violence, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teenagers who, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up releasing a horde of blood thirsty zombies.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, semi serious, scary, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, plague, survival, chaos, rescue, escapades, deadly creature, deadly, race against time, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
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Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A college student creates and sells a drug called 'Z' on campus which resurrects the living dead, who wreak havoc at a Halloween rave.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rave, zombie, chaos, disorder, college life, danger, supernatural, youth, slasher, deadly, experiment gone awry, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, suburbs, undead, gory, supernatural, danger, deadly creature, slasher, deadly, escapades, parody, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Cooties (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.
Style: dark humor, scary, not serious, humorous, bloody ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gory, survival, zombie, zombie apocalypse, teacher, school, virus, supernatural, deadly, danger, small town, imaginary ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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Night of the Living Dorks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three not-so-cool school friends decide to try a old voodoo ritual. Later, they die in a car accident, but live on as zombies. But being a zombie has advantages, too...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, teenage love, curses spells and rituals, antidote, experiment gone awry, teenage life, best friends, danger, youth, gory, disorder, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany
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Zombeavers (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: College friends find their weekend of sex and debauchery ruined when deadly zombie beavers swarm their riverside cabin.
Style: absurd, humorous, not serious, bloody, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, mutant, beaver, gory, deadly creature, danger, river, lake or river, blood, death, monster, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Freaks of Nature (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.
Style: vampire comedy, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vampire, zombie, supernatural, small town, teenager, alien, save the day, nerd, evil alien, parody, apocalypse, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 18th century
Place: usa, california
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Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A gang of bank robbers team up with the residents of an old people's home to try to survive a zombie outbreak.
Style: dark humor, scary, humorous, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, rescue, survival, retirement home, danger, golden years, deadly, elderly, supernatural, chaos, infected ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a sorority girl falls in love with a zombie, it's only a matter of time before a zombie apocalypse is unleashed on campus. The sorority girl discovers that weed is the cure. Now, she must smoke out the whole school before it's too ...
Style: not serious, humorous, dark humor, absurd, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, love and romance, supernatural romance, chaos and mayhem, social relations, youth, deadly, campus, college life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1986, year 1985 ...
Place: usa
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Dead Meat (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Helena and Martins vacation to Ireland quickly transforms into a nightmare as a virus which turns humans into flesh-eating zombies is starting to spread.
Style: suspenseful, rough, semi serious, humorous, scary
Plot: zombie, survival, deadly creature, gory, plague, supernatural, deadly, danger, rescue, countryside, chaos, illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland
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Humans vs Zombies (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dark Comedy and Horror unite in this satirical thriller based on the "Live Action Role-Playing" game of the same name. Students on summer break are exposed to a deadly virus that is spread rapidly through direct human contact. The infected ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, deadly, heroes, danger, chaos, gory, graphic violence, virus, blood splatter, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: texas
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Dead & Deader (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lt. Bobby Quinn is a Special Forces commando killed during a recon mission in the Cambodian jungle. But when Quinn interrupts his own stateside autopsy, he discovers that the rest of his dead squad has been resurrected with a ravenous apetite for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, semi serious, scary, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
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Frankenfish (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator Sam Rivers is assigned to investigate the murder. He travels with the biologist Mary Callahan to the location where the victim lived in a ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When zombies overrun San Francisco, a desperate group survives by locking themselves inside Alcatraz Prison. When the undead breach the island, our heros are forced to return to the mainland overrun with the undead.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, scary, offbeat
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful, disaster movie
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Detention (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: dark humor, semi serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Zombieland follows four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home.
Style: dark humor, humorous, absurd, road movie, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, anti hero, escapades, chaos and mayhem, parody, anti heroes, danger, survival, post apocalypse, road trip, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Zombie High (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman goes to previously all-male boarding school on a scholarship. She begins to separate herself from her boyfriend in order to devote more time to her new environment...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a world where animals have turned on humanity, a teen travels across the country in search of the girl of his dreams.
Style: not serious, humorous, psychotronic, scary, offbeat
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lake Placid 3 (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A game warden moves his family to Lake Placid, once the site of deadly crocodile attacks. Locals assure him the crocs are gone, but his mischievous young son finds a few baby crocs and begins feeding them. They quickly grow into very big adults and ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Franchise Shane Douglas accidentally kills a wrestler in the ring. The wrestler's brother Angus seeks revenge by surrendering his soul to an ancient demon to gain the power to raise the undead. Angus then pays for a private show at an empty ...
Style: rough, humorous, semi serious, suspense, not serious
Plot: zombie, wrestler, deal with the devil, rivalry, vengeance, deadly, supernatural, confined, danger, survival, deathtrap, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
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Go Goa Gone (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A rave party off the coast of Goa, goes horrifyingly and hilariously wrong when the island is overrun with zombies.
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, scary, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, island, zombie apocalypse, deadly creature, danger, buddies, survival, friends, escapades, drug dealing, vacation, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
House of the Dead 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Guesta Verde University, the deranged Professor Curien is trying to bring back the dead, killing students for the experiment. There is an outbreak of zombies in the campus, and the government sends a NSA medical research team, formed by Dr. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dead at the Box Office (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: After finding a mysterious film reel hidden in their ceiling, the well-meaning staff of a struggling movie theater assume that the film is an old B-movie preview trailer and play it before a midnight screening of the timeless George A. Romero ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scary, horror spoof, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, disorder, supernatural, danger, deadly, chases and races, survival, chaos, brainwashing, film within a film, living dead, watching a movie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Taint (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The water is tainted. The Taint poisons the minds of men. It turns them into raging misogynists: monsters who want nothing more than to crush women's heads with rocks (or other objects). When society is transformed into a land of sadistic ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, scary, gross out humor
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, survival, chaos, gory, slasher, buddies, zombie, deadly, danger, supernatural, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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