Bad Kids Go to Hell

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"Daddy's money can't save them now."
  • R
  • 2012
  • 4.5  (3,821)
  • 40

Bad Kids Go to Hell is a 2012 thriller movie directed by Matthew Spradlin and written by Barry Wernick and Spradlin himself based on the graphic novel of the same name by Spradlin and Wernick. The movie centers around a group of six high school students serving detention in the posh Crestview Academy on a stormy Saturday afternoon. As the day wears on, things start to take a sinister turn as the students begin to disappear one by one, leading to a life-and-death game of cat-and-mouse with a killer on the loose.

The movie opens with the introduction of six students - the popular yet troubled Matt Clark (Cameron Deane Stewart), the goth girl Tarek Ahmed (Ali Faulkner), the arrogant Tricia Wilkes (Amanda Alch), the jock Craig Cook (Marc Donato), the mean girl Megan McDurst (Augie Duke), and the nerdy Tim (Roger Edwards) - all attending the prestigious Crestview Academy for their education. As the school day comes to an end, the six are given detention, each for different reasons. Once they arrive at the school, they are introduced to their strict and no-nonsense teacher, Mr. Farley (Ben Browder).

As the students settle into their detention, strange things begin to happen. All the doors are locked, and the windows are barred, trapping the students inside. To add to their discomfort, they quickly discover that the school's new state-of-the-art library, which they had just dedicated a day earlier, sits atop the site of an old mental institution that was destroyed by fire. Later, they uncover the dark history of Crestview Academy - it was founded by a man who made his fortune in the funeral home business, and over the years, several students just like them had been locked up and subjected to unspeakable horrors. Furthermore, a student had committed suicide in the same library years ago.

But as they debate about the school's chilling history, strange things start happening. The students begin to disappear one by one, leaving the others to wonder whether they're next. To make matters worse, as they search for their missing peers, they realize that they're locked in dead ends and dimly lit staircases that seem to be playing tricks on them. As the students try to unravel the mystery and escape, they are forced to confront deep and hidden secrets about one another, revealing their true natures and intentions.

On top of everything else, strange texts and symbols start appearing on the school's walls, and they quickly realize that they're being watched - and hunted - by someone who knows all their secrets. The group's sole hope of survival is to band together, figure out who the killer is, and why he's targeting them before it's too late.

Bad Kids Go to Hell is a thrilling, suspenseful movie that merges elements of comedy, horror and conspiracy theories. Spradlin and Wernick have crafted an engaging script, combining pop culture references and witty dialogue with a chilling backstory to create a compelling narrative that keeps the audience hooked from start to finish.

The movie boasts an impressive cast, with Cameron Deane Stewart stealing the show as the witty yet troubled Matt Clark, who proves to be a more layered character than initially evident. Ben Browder is pitch-perfect in his portrayal as the stern and unforgiving Mr. Farley, while Jeffrey Schmidt is suitably menacing as Max, the school's janitor.

Visually, the movie is stunning, thanks to the cinematography of Jan-Michael Losada, and the editing by Lance Reno adds an air of suspense to the tense moments. The sound design by Nick Racz and Timothy Stipan is also commendable, as it contributes to the overall sense of dread and paranoia in the movie.

Bad Kids Go to Hell may not be a masterpiece, but it is an enjoyable movie, with an engaging plot, well-drawn characters, and stylish execution. It's a film that's sure to satisfy fans of horror, comedy, and conspiracy theories alike, and it's definitely worth checking out.

Bad Kids Go to Hell is a 2012 comedy. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5 and a MetaScore of 40.

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