The Bad Seed (Full Screen)

Rachel Penmark is such a different little girl. So calm, so well-mannered - so deadly. The Bad Seed had been a novel, a Broadway play and a landmark 1956 movie before this film of a demented child's secret trail of violence to a new generation.
The Bad Seed (Full Screen)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1985
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • English

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Rachel Penmark is such a different little girl. So calm, so well-mannered - so deadly. The Bad Seed had been a novel, a Broadway play and a landmark 1956 movie before this film brought the harrowing story of a demented child's secret trail of violence to a new generation. Blair Brown heads a stellar cast as Rachel's gentle mother Christine, who gradually discovers the truth about her psychopathic daughter - and about the horrors of her own forgotten childhood. As Christine fits the puzzle pieces together, tension and menace build into a taut cocoon of overpowering dread. And, unlike the earlier movie, this production includes the original ending, a chilling denouement considered too shocking for '50s audiences.

Product Description:

The 1985 TV movie THE BAD SEED is the second film version of Maxwell Anderson's 1956 Broadway play. Carrie Wells plays Rachel Penmark, a 9-year-old girl who is perfection itself--unless she's crossed or challenged. Several disturbing recent incidents have led Rachel's mother Christine (Blair Brown) to suspect that her child is a latent murderess. Upon discovering that she herself is the daughter of a convicted killer, Christine becomes convinced that sweet little Rhoda is a "bad seed"--an inherent killer who feels no remorse because she doesn't know any better. David Carradine co-stars as a moronic handyman who comes too close to Rhoda's secret to live, while Lynn Redgrave essays the Evelyn Varden role of Monica Breedlove, a garrulous landlady. Originally aired February 7, 1985, this version of THE BAD SEED avoids the many cop-outs in the 1956 theatrical film version by retaining Maxwell Anderson's ironic final scene. Film historians will note that producers changed the title character's name from "Rhoda" to "Rachel" for this version, perhaps to lend the story a more contemporary feel.

Plot Keywords:

Evil Kids | Murder | Thriller
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  • Sales Rank: 23,632
  • UPC: 883316227602
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