After the claustrophobic and slightly surreal beauty of Kill List (probably one of the most attended movies of the whole festival) the crowd were exposed to one of the most original of the whole programme, Joseph Kahn's Detention.
High school outcast Riley Jones has a secret crush on cool kid Clapton Davis but can't stand the angst anymore so decides to commit suicide. Suddenly a serial killer dressed as the horror movie icon 'Cinderhella' arrives to help her along... and that's when aliens start appearing in the night skies, a stuffed grizzly bear becomes a time machine and the head jock turns into human fly.
I really can't hang a label on this piece from one of the world's most renowned music promo directors. It has splashings of horror, self awareness, time travel, sharp one-liners, post modernism, in fact the list goes on but I got the same buzz from this similar to the first time when I saw Shaun Of The Dead. Here was something totally different to everything else around. Its far from mainstream and its quirkiness will probably have it placed in the Napoleon Dynamite of horror movies sort of section. But it is far more than that and guarantees to withstand multiple viewings.