Bad Seed (1956) UK Quad Poster
Patty MacCormick as Rhoda, the original teen tearaway, and template for every demonic child from The Midwich Cuckoos to The Orphan and We Need to Talk About Kevin. Four Oscar nominations, three for acting (McCormack included), made it one of Warners’ biggest hits of the year. Yes it reverses the downbeat ending of the original book and play, but it’s still poetic justice. McCormick went on to Bug, Invitation to Hell and Saturday the 14th Strikes Back, before Mommy (1995) and Mommy’s Day (1997) where she appropriately played a grown-up Rhoda, now a psychotic mother.
Condition: GOOD - but X certificate blocked out, severe edge dinks
Cast: Nancy Kelly, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart (memorable as one of the sinister siblings in Burnt Offerings (1976)