Where the Bad Kids Go by Sean Elwood | Script Revolution

Where the Bad Kids Go

When his abusive mother commits suicide, a schoolteacher returns to his childhood home in hopes of selling it, only to discover something evil in the house awaiting his return.

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Like mother, like son.

“Where the Bad Kids Go” begins with a BANG of a crawl space door.

Young Jesse Lambert is thrown into the dark, dank depths of a dilapidated basement by his abusive, alcoholic mother, Helen Lambert. He endures years of this terror throughout his childhood, until one night she attempts to kill him with a large kitchen knife. After he avoids possible death, Child Protective Services saves him from the grueling torture of living under her terrifying tyranny.

Sixteen years later, Jesse, now a third grade schoolteacher, receives the news that Helen has committed suicide by setting herself on fire. He decides to return to his childhood home for preparation to sell it, and ultimately confront his dark past once and for all.

There, Jesse reunites with his childhood best friend, Marco Valencia, a handsome police officer who was brought back to his hometown by a strong urge to return. He provides support to Jesse during these hard, dark times, and the two rekindle a love that was once had when they were kids.

Jesse is later confronted by his estranged father, Trent Williams, a man who ran off when Jesse was only three after attacking Helen one night in a drunken argument. Trent admits the truth of that night, and tells horrifying encounters that he had with Helen, revealing darker secrets than Jesse could imagine.

Soon, Jesse discovers that something evil lurks within the depths of the house, and after all these years, it’s been waiting for him to return.

Follow a man into grief, despair, and madness.

We all have our demons. Sometimes they just happen to be real.

Submitted: June 1, 2018
Last Updated: October 25, 2020

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The Writer: Sean Elwood

Sean Elwood is a 32-year-old writer who has a knack for everything horror. He started writing short stories as a kid and soon developed a love for screenwriting at the age of 14. From then on, he continued to write both short and feature screenplays as he perfected his writing, and soon attended the Art Institute of Austin to earn a degree in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production. He has also self-published an anthology of short horror stories, AfterLife AfterDeath: Stories for the Dark . Sean's strengths include building suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat, painting a detailed picture with his writing, and scaring you senseless. His writing will stick with you long after you... Go to bio

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