Bad Kids Go to Hell Reviews

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Joe Leydon
Variety
Top Critic
December 17, 2012

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.

Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
December 14, 2012

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.

Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
December 10, 2012

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.

Tim Grierson
Screen International
December 7, 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.

Charles Ealy
Austin American-Statesman
December 7, 2012

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leah Churner
Austin Chronicle
December 7, 2012

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Top Critic
December 7, 2012

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 | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic
December 6, 2012

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 | Original Score: C-
James Spillane
Slant Magazine
December 4, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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