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Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012)

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On a stormy Saturday afternoon, six students from Crestview Academy begin to meet horrible fates as they serve out their detentions. Is a fellow student to blame, or perhaps Crestview's alleged ghosts are behind the terrible acts?


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It's four years later, and a new group of students has been placed in Saturday detention at good ol' Crestview Academy. After one of the kids locks away the teacher assigned to watch them, ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Browder
Stars: Sammi Hanratty, Sean Astin, Gina Gershon


Cast overview, first billed only:
Tarek Ahmed
Craig Cook
Tricia Wilkes
Matt Clark
Collin Cole ...
Wheelchair Kid
Governor Wilkes
Íce Mrozek ...
Mr. Ahmed
Rodney Johnson ...
Mr. Cook
Cop #1


The Breakfast Club meets The Grudge in this sexy, dark comedy-thriller! Six prep school kids from Crestview Academy, home to the spoiled offspring of society's elite, 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. 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 finally come to punish the school's worst (and seemingly untouchable) brats? One thing is for sure...Daddy's money can't save them now. (Based on the best selling indie comic book series/graphic novel of the same name.) Written by Barry "Bazza" Wernick and Matthew Spradlin

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Rated R for violence, language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Fans of the comic book series who followed the creators to signings and conventions around the US, Canada, and the UK, suggested "bad kids" who helped promote the BKGtH franchise at comic-cons be given roles in the movie on the "You Cast The Movie" portion of the BKGtH website. As a result, the producers gave them opportunities to audition for the movie and even selected a few for cameos and supporting roles in the movie. See more »


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One of the worst movies I ever saw in my life
10 February 2015 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

It's too bad that IMDb doesn't allow us too give this movie a zero so I guess I'll have to give it one star. It's a shame that somebody gets money to produce a piece of crap like that. From now on I will be sure watching everything Matthew Spradlin makes to be certain I'll never lose a second of my life watching his garbage again. Life must be really bad for Judd Nelson if he has to take a role in such a awful movie as that. If you feel like wasting your time then this is the perfect movie for it. It goes beyond my comprehension that this movie still gets 4 stars on average. There was absolutely no humor, no mystery, no thrilling at all. Worst plot ever...

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Here is the FULL PLOT of the movie. tristanp25
Breakfast Club for the mentally challenged? Gobi_Lux
ending robin_blake_rises
Looks like the Breakfast Club Set matisse_mazur
Crank up the 'angst' meter to 95 as some nasty *beep* is about to happen sweetbiiitchxx
Netflix snagged a winner with this one ! DinaBee
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