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Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012)

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Critic Reviews: 3
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Six private school high school kids find themselves stuck in detention on a frightfully dark and stormy Saturday afternoon. During their 8 hour incarceration, each of the six kids falls victim to a horrible "accident" until only one of them remains. And as each of these spoiled rich kids bites the dust, the story takes on a series of humorous and frantic twists and turns. Is one of the kids secretly evening the school's social playing field? Or have the ghosts of prestigious Crestview Academy

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Mystery & Suspense, Comedy

Barry Wernick, Matthew Spradlin

Apr 9, 2013

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A slickly produced and brazenly clever piece of work that could attract a cult by sheer dint of its ingenious nastiness and self-aware snark.

December 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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The movie isn't scary enough for horror fans, gruesome enough for the slasher crowd or campy enough to be funny, so it falls into something of a cinematic purgatory.

December 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
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With characters that come off more as collections of tics than people and a soundtrack stuck on earsplitting dance remix mode, Bad Kids plays like a straight-to-DVD bad dream.

December 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
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A cute cast enlivens this body-count picture set in a snooty high school, but once you get past the formulaic clichés, there's nothing there but more clichés.

December 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

It's an edgy dark comedy with a few clever touches, but the film ... becomes a jumbled mess that lacks both sympathetic characters and suspense.

December 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com
Cinemalogue.com

This mixture of thriller, horror and satire flaunts a smart-ass tone that proves deadening. As the body count starts rising, viewer interest quickly begins dropping.

December 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

The movie suffers from several implausibilities, and as you can probably tell, it isn't high art. But horror movies usually tap into our secret fears and desires, and Bad Kids Go to Hell does so quite well.

December 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Austin American-Statesman
Austin American-Statesman

The real mystery of BKGTH isn't who's doing the killing, but where the passion went in this independently produced screenplay-turned-comic-book-turned-movie.

December 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

The film's unlikely combination of didacticism and sexy teen slaughter signals a booming trend: the Occupy horror flick.

December 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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Audience Reviews for Bad Kids Go to Hell

This film has Judd Nelson in it. Do you really need any reviews to know how bad it is? I suppose that's supposed to be some "clever" reference to Breakfast Club since they both involve annoying kids in detention halls after school hours -- but that type of shallow reference should give you insight into how tortured the scriptwriting is.
June 8, 2013
cchclaw

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In this horror take on 'The Breakfast Club' (featuring an appearance by Judd Nelson), six high school kids are forced to spend their Saturday in detention. One by one they die from what seem like freak accidents. Could the spirit of an Indian chief, cheated out of his land by the school's founder, be responsible?
Combining the eighties' teen staple with a spam-in-a-cabin plot-line should make for a fun little horror romp but this turkey, adapted from director Spradlin's own comic book, is more concerned with plot twists than low-budget thrills. Most of the film consists of the kids, none of which are remotely likeable, screaming at each other. A flashback structure attempts to inject some humor but falls flat.
Perhaps unruly high-schoolers could be forced to watch this bore rather than sit detention?
January 18, 2013
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.......what?
December 9, 2012
Bradley Wright

Super Reviewer

A retarded version of Breakfast Club/Gossip girl meets Evil Dead, terribly acted, terribly scripted. It's not funny, it's not scary, it's nada. No matter how many twists you think you can pull or how many flashbacks you can produce, it's still crap. I enjoyed the idea of having a breakfast club feel to the set, but the obnoxious character didn't work out too well
April 19, 2013
Sylvester Kuo

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    1. Veronica Harmon: I'm out like a boner in sweatpants.
    – Submitted by Bank B (17 months ago)
    1. Tricia Wilkes: I don't do "we." I just do "me."
    – Submitted by Bank B (17 months ago)
    1. Veronica: It use to be... our parents jobs made them boring and mean. But now, WE are boring and mean.
    – Submitted by Matthew S (22 months ago)
    1. Craig: You hate me because I have options. The only 'virtue' you have... is because your options are limited.
    – Submitted by Matthew S (22 months ago)
    1. Tricia: This is detention...this is not a love-in...
    – Submitted by Diane B (2 years ago)
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