Bad Girls Go to Hell (1965)

Genres - Drama, Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Sexploitation  |   Release Date - Dec 24, 1965 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Robert Firsching

Exploitation filmmaker Doris Wishman directed this peculiar black-and-white roughie about the travails of a blushing bride named Meg (Gigi Darlene). After her husband leaves her, she is forced to kill her building's janitor-rapist in self-defense. The panicked Meg flees to New York under an assumed name and picks up a drunken lout who beats her with a belt, then she moves in with a lesbian. As the dragnet tightens, Meg moves to an apartment and is attacked by the landlady's husband and finally ends up working for an elderly woman whose son is the detective assigned to the janitor's murder. Wishman's bizarre film is almost surreal in style, with the requisite circular ending and aimless photography popular in art-house features of the time. Virtually impossible to see for many years, Bad Girls Go to Hell has gained a cult following on videotape for its campy, melodramatic elements and even received some theatrical playdates in the late 1990s.




woman, apartment, detective, husband, janitor, lesbianism, murder, rape, self-defense


Cult Film