Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012)




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Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: R (for violence, language, sexual content and some drug use)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Matthew Spradlin, Barry Wernick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 9, 2013
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as Headmaster Nash

as Tricia Wilkes

as Craig Cook

as Tarek Ahmed

as Veronica Harmon

as Megan McDurst

as Ms. Gleason

as Governor Wilkes
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Critic Reviews for Bad Kids Go to Hell

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

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.

Full Review… | December 17, 2012
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 7, 2012
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 6, 2012
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 14, 2012
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.

Full Review… | December 10, 2012

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.

Full Review… | December 7, 2012
Screen International

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.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

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?
The Movie Waffler

Super Reviewer


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Bradley Wright

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