Taiwanese horror video game adaptation Detention gets trailer, US release date

Dekanalog announced it will bring Taiwan’s acclaimed horror hit, video game adaptation Detention, in US theaters in October, and you can check out the official poster and trailer here …


1962 Taiwan, at the time of the White Terror. Martial law is in full force throughout the country. In times of extreme repression, all ideas considered to be dissenting are banned, and the culprits are tortured or executed.

Tsuihua High School is no exception to this oppression. Despite the close surveillance of the military police, Professor Chang (Fu Meng-Po) runs an underground literary club where he and his students learn about forbidden books and dream of freedom. One of his club members, Fang (Gingle Wang, in a Golden Horse nominated performance) is madly in love with him. The usually shy teenager of a violent home manages to open like a book in his presence. But then, Chang disappears …

One night, Fang wakes up at her desk, the school around her has changed and distorted. As she wanders the spooky hallways and dilapidated rooms in search of her teacher, she meets Wei (Tse Jing-Hua). Together, they must face the ghosts and monsters that have invaded their alma mater in order to find out what happened there.

Detention is directed by John Hsu and stars Gingle Wang, Fu Meng-po, Tseng Ching-hua, Cecilia Choi and Hung Chang Chu. Its release in US theaters is scheduled for October 8.

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