Here's a film that looks like it slipped under the radar a bit, as it's already wrapped and ready to fly off to France for the Cannes Film Festival. But that doesn't mean we can take a quick peek at it now, right?
Titled BAD KIDS GO TO HELL, comedy-horror flick is based on Matthew Spradlin's graphic novel of the same name about a group of kids who start dying off while serving detention... Speaking of DETENTION, hopefully BAD KIDS is less spastic.
Spradlin directed from a screenplay he wrote with Barry Wernick.
The graphic novel's official plot: A construction crew unearths a primal, supernatural force when they break ground for a new, commemorative library for Crestview Academy, a prestigious Midwestern prep-school and home to the spoiled offspring of the city's social elite. Three years later, six of Crestview's richest (and hottest) students are brought together early one Saturday for detention inside the newly completed library. Bored, the kids talk about their school's infamous "dark presence," and goad one another into a half-hearted seance. However, the joke turns deadly when they rouse an angry spirit, and start to die, one-by-one, in horrible accidents! Yet, as the kids drop like flies, are the murders really the work of an evil phantom, or has one of these six spoiled brats secretly conspired to bring them all together for detention in order to "level" the social playing field and do away with the competition?
Judd Nelson (playing the principal, not the delinquent, this time), Amanda Alch, Marc Donato, Augie Duke, Roger Edwards, Ali Faulkner, Cameron Deane Stewart and Ben Browder all star.
Red Sea Media has picked up the sales rights to BAD KIDS GO TO HELL and is bringing it to Cannes to find a distributor. Check out the promo trailer below.