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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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DETENTION SUCKS BUT IT'S KILLER FUN: It's four years later, and a new group of students has been placed in Saturday detention at the infamous and prestigious Crestview Academy. When ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Browder
Stars: Sean Astin, Gina Gershon, Drake Bell


Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Clark
Tricia Wilkes
Governor Wilkes
Marquez (as Barry 'Bazz' Wernick)
Craig Cook
Rodney Johnson ...
Mr. Cook
Íce Mrozek ...
Mr. Ahmed (as Ice Mrozek)
Tarek Ahmed
Collin Cole ...
Wheelchair Kid


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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7 December 2012 (USA)  »

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Most interior shots were filmed in a sound studio in Austin, called Spiderwood. Other shots, including exterior ones, were filmed in the Dallas area at parochial private schools and a synagogue, including a Catholic prep school, a Jesuit prep school, a Methodist university. See more »


Veronica Harmon: I do not worship the devil. I just promote him.
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References Less Than Zero (1987) 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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