The Bad Seed

DVD - 2004
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Bad Seed
A mother makes the tortuous discovery that her cherubic eight year old daughter harbors an innate desire to kill.

Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video Inc., [c2004]
Edition: Standard version
ISBN: 0790792109
Branch Call Number: DVD Horror BAD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (129 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in


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Sep 03, 2013
  • Froster rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Truly awe-inspiring. A kind of night depository of terrible 1950s acting, writing and direction. Nancy Kelley almost literally sings every one of her lines, Eileen Heckart is the most overdrawn drunk since Crazy Guggenheim, and Patty McCormack was clearly the inspiration for the Chucky movies. It's very, very hard to imagine any of this was taken seriously, but evidently, it was. (What propelled it? The Red Menace? A backlash against psychoanalysis? The siren song of conformity? WHO KNOWS, god bless 'em). Nowadays it succeeds as a kind of Bizzarro World version of The Miracle Worker. And, between the longish stretches of Nancy Kelley's overdrawn angst , there are some HILARIOUS moments. Do see it. Of its kind (is there another?) it is a classic. But please don't reveal the unusual climax of this picture....HA!

Apr 30, 2013
  • Janice21383 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Put on your tap shoes, tighten your braids, and stock up on gin to prepare for this camp classic. Patty McCormack stars as the bitchtastic Rhoda; she fully deserves a medal.

Feb 20, 2013
  • Bookworm39 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Brilliant movie. I have watched this movie many times over the years and still enjoy it very much.


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