PANDAR3X Reviews : Bad Kids Go To Hell
December 7, 2012
Spider Wood Studios
Dark Comedy/Grind House
Judd Nelson, Ben Browder, Augie Duke, Amanda Alch, Cameron Deane Stewart
4 out of 5 stars, a fun popcorn movie, entertaining in its horrible goodness.
Bad Kids Go to Hell starts off unassuming with your typical overly handsome teenager driving to his school on a Saturday morning to detention. Along the way the archetype students show up, the nerd, the jock, the goody two shoes, the cocaine princess and a few kids that are just trouble makers. After being placed in the library for detention, they discover that there is a curse on the school,or rather they deny it up and down and proceed to blame one another, throwing around more than a few offensive words. While horrible death and gore shower these students they find time to tell their own account of how they ended up serving their time on such a stormy, gloomy and appropriate for horror movie weather Saturday morning. If this sounds like a Break Fast Club spoof, I congratulate you for not being a complete idiot. This is a sort of throw back to the John Hughes teen movies but with a dark twist that would make Dario Argento proud. They even mention the movie and obvious plot lines all through out the movie. Not to mention Judd Nelson is in the f*&^%$ thing.
I must admit, the first 15 minutes of the film I was sitting in my seat with a sort of scowl. The plot, characters, setting everything seemed contrived and forced. As the film progressed I began to realize , what Spraldin was trying to do. Raunchy humor, point less nudity, cheesy dialogue …lord have mercy, I was watching a Grind House movie and a damn good one too. Let me explain for those of you who go watch movies for deep emotional insight and to ponder the mysteries of life. Grind house is a genre of film which exploits anything that will get a laugh or a cringe from the audience,fun times. But I digress. The characters fitted a format that we have seen before, so little to no story was needed to progress the film. The dialogue was at times funny and cheesy line like “that ax wont work, those doors are made of titanium alloy” ran rampant and kept the best of us in the audience laughing. The from beginning to end I was on the edge of my seat, wondering when the next corn ball line, creative murder or pointless breast exposure was gonna flash on the screen.
In the end, surprisingly, the story was very satisfying and left no strings attached that left the viewer asking “huh?”, like most films of the genre. When the movie is taken for what it is, it is a very funny and entertaining hour and a half of movie going experience. Definitely a popcorn movie, watch with a group of friends for best results.