January 10, 2013

'Bad Kids go to Hell' picked up by Phase 4 Films

The comedy thriller, Bad Kids go to Hell, has been picked up by Phase 4 Films for all Digital and DVD rights. The film will have its VOD release on January 11th (tomorrow!), with a DVD release date to be announced soon. Directed by Matthew Spradlin, the film stars Judd Nelson and is based on a comic book in which 6 kids are locked in a Saturday detention where there just so happens to be a killer on the loose.

Los Angeles, CA (January 9, 2013) – Phase 4 Films announced today that they have acquired all digital and DVD distribution rights to BAD KIDS GO TO HELL, the thrilling dark comedic heir to THE BREAKFAST CLUB, from  filmmakers Matthew Spradlin and Barry Wernick.  In addition to directing the film, Spradlin co-wrote the comic and screen treatment with Wernick, who also produced.  BAD KIDS GO TO HELL, which stars THE BREAKFAST CLUB alum Judd Nelson, had its theatrical release across the U.S. and Canada begin December 7th, 2012.  The film will be available on several On Demand platforms this Friday, January 11th, while the DVD release date is yet to be announced.

The film, based on the popular comic book series of the same name, tells the tale of six private school students locked in a Saturday detention with a killer on the loose.  Ben Browder (Farscape,Stargate SG-1, Doctor Who) also stars, as well as Ali Faulkner (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1), Roger Edwards (Freelancers), Marc Donato (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Cameron Deane Stewart (Pitch Perfect), Augie Duke (The Mentalist), Amanda Alch (When Zachary Beaver Came to Town), Jeffrey Schmidt (Interstate), and Chanel Ryan (BASEketball).

The deal was negotiated by Larry Greenberg and Katharyn Howe of Phase 4 Films, and XYZ Film’s Nate Bolotin.  Elsa Ramo and Tiffany Boyle of The Law Offices of Elsa Ramo negotiated on behalf of the producers.

President and CEO of Phase 4 Films, Berry Meyerowitz commented, “We are thrilled to be able to bring the fans of this popular comic book, an incredibly entertaining adaptation of Bad Kids Go to Hell. We cannot wait for audiences to see this story brought to life.”

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