Wednesday, November 17, 2021

2019 Taiwanese film Detention (返校) still available virtually via Row House Cinema.


The 2019 Taiwanese film Detention (返校) is still available virtually via Row House Cinema, for a limited time.
Set in Taiwan during the “White Terror” period of martial law, a high school girl awakens in an empty school only to find that her entire community has been abandoned except for one other student. Soon they realize that they have entered a realm filled with vengeful spirits and hungry ghosts.

Adapted from the eponymous video game, this masterful debut from director and co-writer John Hsu creates an at once shocking historical drama, a melancholy coming-of-age tale, and a nightmarish horror film; that recalls the best of Guillermo del Toro (The Devil’s Backbone, and Pan’s Labyrinth), and with enough blood, striking sound design, art direction and special effects to evoke the best of Silent Hill.
The film is available to those in North America, and the cost to unlock is $10.