Teacher Faces Jail Time For Showing Horror Movie

January 14, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com


Teacher Sheila Kearns

An Ohio teacher named Sheila Kearns could be facing jail time for showing classes the 2012 horror movie ‘ABC’s Of Death’. The 58 year old substitute teacher will stand trail on five felony charges of “disseminating matter harmful to juveniles”. The teacher showed five Spanish classes, who’s students’ ages ranged from 14-18, the film. She was caught by the principle and then claimed to be unaware of it’s content. Her argument was that she does not speak Spanish herself. Each charge could earn Kearns a year of jail time and a fine of up to $2,500. She has since been terminated by the Board of Education. Personally, I can not imagine how she did not notice the movies content the first time she showed it. You would think that she would have seen what was playing while showing it five times.



For those of you who are unfamiliar with ‘ABC’s Of Death’ let me explain further. The ‘ABC’s Of Death’ series is a twenty six chapter anthology directed by twenty six directors, who each have their own chapter. Each chapter represents a letter in the alphabet and a story formed around that letter, on the subject of death.  Some examples from the film are: A is for Apocalypse, I is for Ingrown, L is for Libido, U is for Unearthed. This movie is brutal, bloody and full of nudity.

Is her mistake or bad judgment worth five years behind bars?


Mrs. Kearns has been found guilty of four felony charges. She will be sentenced March 4,2015.



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