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, psychotronic, teen comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, high school, school, supernatural, escapades, social misfits, teenager, survival, infection, high school student, extreme violence, youth, misfit, high school life, teenage life, social relations, disorder, zombie attack, virus, fight, junkie, drug addict, dark humor, teacher, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, humorous, psychotronic and suspenseful films with plots about deadly, supernatural, zombie, gory, danger, gore and blood mostly in Horror, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Detention of the Dead: Zombieland (2013), Cooties (2014), Detention (2011), Night of the Living Dorks (2004), Zombeavers (2014). 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: humorous, not serious, funny, bloody, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, teenager, friendship, survival, strip club, boy scout, youth, small town, scout, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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Zombieland (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Zombieland follows four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home.
Style: parody, humorous, absurd, road movie, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, escapades, dark humor, post apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, survival, walking dead, survival horror, road trip, zombie attack, struggle for survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: scary, not serious, humorous, bloody, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: zombie, dark humor, zombie apocalypse, survival, teacher, school, virus, supernatural, small town, elementary school, murder, zombie child ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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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: humorous, scary, bloody, parody, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, high school, prom, back from the dead, cheerleader, dark humor, supernatural, save the day, unlikely couple, violence, survival, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, bleak, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, chaos, plague, experiment gone awry, chaos and mayhem, deadly creature, escapades, rescue, survival, race against time, supernatural, undead ...
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, rave, supernatural, college life, disorder, chaos, youth, school, college, experiment gone awry, undead, living dead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Detention (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As a killer named Cinderhella stalks the student body at the high school in Grizzly Lake, a group of co-eds band together to survive while they're all serving detention.
Style: slasher, semi serious, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, cheerleader, dark humor, youth, social relations, time machine, survival, teenage life, love triangle, delusion, unfulfilled love, prom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, year 2008, year 1998 ...
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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, parody, semi serious, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, suburbs, undead, supernatural, disorder, chaos, nosy, deadly creature, escapades, plague, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, entertaining, slasher, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, antidote, experiment gone awry, best friends, youth, teenage life, disorder, school, dark humor, high 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, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, beaver, mutant, deadly creature, river, death, monster, stupidity, brutality, mad scientist, nudity (full frontal - brief), animals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: humorous, semi serious, scary, parody, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: zombie, vampire, small town, supernatural, nerd, alien, save the day, youth, young heroes, teenage life, evil alien, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 18th century
Place: usa, california
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Bio-Zombie (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A soft drink tainted with bio-chemicals has the power to turn people into flesh-eating zombies.
Style: rough, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, store, survival, friendship, bio weapon, shopping mall, plague, chaos, supernatural, cannibalism, experiment gone awry, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s
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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: scary, parody, humorous, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, rescue, survival, retirement home, dark humor, infected, chaos, golden years, supernatural, elderly, crime gone awry, cannibalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
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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, parody, sexy, absurd ...
Audience: teens
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Place: usa
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Dead and 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 ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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Dead Meat (2004)
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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, semi serious, rough, humorous, slasher ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Mad (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A horror-thriller in which a doctor and his teenage daughter are terrorized by flesh-eating zombies at a truck stop.
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, offbeat
Plot: zombie, supernatural, chaos, escapades, parents and children, small town, flesh eating zombie, social relations, cow, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, slasher, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, punk, cemetery, crematorium, cannibalism, nuclear, back from the dead, mortician, strong violent content, experiment gone awry, supernatural, paramedic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, kentucky, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, survival, experiment gone awry, genetic engineering, track down, escapades, fish, biologist, swamp, monster, stranded, eaten alive ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Zombie Apocalypse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a small group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumored refuge on the island of Catalina.
Style: exciting, scary, suspenseful, serious, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie survival, apocalypse, supernatural, zombie, zombie outbreak, survival, graphic violence, plague, escapades, survival horror, disaster ...
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Rise of the Zombies (2012)
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, rough, suspenseful, apocalyptic, serious ...
Plot: zombie, survival, on the run, supernatural, prison, alcatraz, zombie apocalypse, living dead, struggle for survival, zombie survival, walking dead, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, chaos, heroes, graphic violence, virus, zombie outbreak, zombie apocalypse, walking dead, flesh eating zombie, student ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Feast III: The Happy Finish (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The survivors are saved by the mysterious prophet Shot Bus Gus, who seemingly has the ability to control the beasts. He leads them into the sewers as they travel to the big city. Along the way they get help from karate expert Jean-Claude Seagal and ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, psychopath, gang, survival, crimes, zombie, mad scientist, heroes, deadly creature, mysterious character, chaos, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, zombie, school, high school, college, conspiracy, power relations, social relations, supernatural, race against time, youth, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Doghouse (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six men with mid-life anxiety set out for a weekend in the country in an attempt to reconnect with their masculinity. What they find is a catastrophe so horrible and bizarre that a mid-life crisis turns out to be exactly what they need to survive ...
Style: not serious, humorous, absurd, melancholic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, battle of the sexes, virus, cannibalism, friendship, chaos, disorder, supernatural, escapades, fight, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Rise of the Animals (2011)
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: humorous, not serious, psychotronic, scary, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, on the road, silly humor, cross country, escapades, dangerous animal, chaos, graphic violence, woman in danger, chaos and mayhem, sword, animal attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: slasher, serious, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, soldier, military, supernatural, survival, deadly creature, chaos, chaos and mayhem, antidote, plague, apocalypse, college ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
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Go Goa Gone (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: India
Duration: 111 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, scary, humorous, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, island, zombie apocalypse, friends, buddies, deadly creature, drug dealing, escapades, vacation, supernatural, survival, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Sand Sharks (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the beach, it appears that our large fishy friends have found a way to chomp on you when you're chilling out on the sand too!
Style: scary, semi serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: killer shark, island, killer animal, supernatural, dangerous animal, deadly creature, beach, ocean, monster, lifeguard, shark attack, dead woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, rough, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crocodile, dangerous animal, disorder, survival, animal life, animal attack, nudity (full frontal - brief), lake, sexual content, strong violent content, river, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%