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16 May 1969 (West Germany) See more »
Possessed with sex, they know no shame!
After hubby Ted goes to work, Ellen putters around the apartment in her nightgown cleaning up. When she takes the trash out... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A rarity, an exploitation flick as good as it's title! See more (12 total) »


  (in credits order)
Gigi Darlene ... Meg Kelton / Ellen Green
Charles E. Mazin ... Husband Who Rapes Meg (as George La Roque)
Sam Stewart ... Ed Bains
Gertrude Cross ... Mrs. Thorne (as Sandee Norman)

Alan Feinstein ... Ted Kelton (as Alan Yorke)
Barnard L. Sackett ... Tom (as Bernard L. Sankett)
Darlene Bennett ... Tracy
Marlene Starr ... Wife Who Rents Meg's Room
Harold Key ... Janitor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dawn Bennett ... Della (uncredited)

Directed by
Doris Wishman 
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(in alphabetical order)
Doris Wishman  story and screenplay (as Dawn Whitman)

Produced by
Doris Wishman .... producer
Cinematography by
C. Davis Smith (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ali Bendi 

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65 min
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Included in a 1990 VHS series hosted by Joe Bob Briggs (John Bloom titled "The Sleaziest Movies in the History of the World."See more »
Continuity: When Meg is walking down the staircase to the janitor's apartment, she is wearing open-toed mules. In the scene in the apartment itself, however, she is wearing regular pumps. (Fact: the feet in the shot on the stairwell are actually those of Doris Wishman; they can also be seen in the Port Authority crowd scene).See more »
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Featured in Extra Weird (2003) (V)See more »


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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A rarity, an exploitation flick as good as it's title!, 28 July 2006
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

Many drive-in films of the 50s and 60s had great titles but dull films attached to them (i.e. "Billy the Kid vs. Dracula", Wishman's own "Nudes on the Moon"). However, not only does "Bad Girls Go to Hell" live up to its title, its one of the best b-movies of the decade. Doris Wishman is often ridiculed for lack of film-making talent and inept traits present in every film of her's (such as focusing on random objects whenever there is dialog). However, these traits actually help this film create a seedy and grimy atmosphere.

The plot is simple enough. An absolutely gorgeous Gigi Darlene plays housewife Meg, who gets raped by her apartment's janitor after her hubby leaves for work. She kills him and than flees the apartment making her a fugitive from the law. Along the way she meets various characters who seem friendly enough at first meet but only proceed to take advantage of this vulnerable girl. In the end it turns out "it was only a dream", but when she walks into the apartment hallway she runs into the nefarious janitor (!).

Many trademarks of grindhouse film-making are present. Post-dubbed dialog, grainy and shaky camera-work, and an incredibly sleazy cool-jazz / go-go score. Hell, only "Last House on Dead End Street" and "Blast of Silence" are better when it comes to this film-making style. Darlene is fantastic, but the rest of the acting is uneven. However, that only adds to the fever dream atmosphere of the film. Doris Wishman is often viewed as being an incompetent director, and most of her works certainly suggest this. However, she shows some amount of skill here. Kudos to Something Weird Video for bringing this forgotten gem to the masses. (7/10)

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