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The Bad Seed (1956) Poster

(1956)

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Remade as 

The Bad Seed (1985) (TV Movie)

Referenced in 

Female Trouble (1974)
in several scenes with Taffy
Grease (1978)
Rizzo refers to Patty Simcox as "the bad seed of Rydell High"
The Pit (1981)
Every kind of people is driven to death by a psychotic child (a girl in "The Bad Seed" and a boy in "The Pit").
Remington Steele: Blood Is Thicker Than Steele (1984) (TV Episode)
Steele refers to the two kids as, "The Bad Seed."
Kate & Allie: The Bad Seed (1985) (TV Episode)
title reference
Cheers: Rebecca's Lover... Not (1992) (TV Episode)
Rebecca mentions the show by name.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Imaginary Friend (1992) (TV Episode)
Isabella, the "Imaginary Friend," is based on Rhoda Penmark
Northern Exposure: The Bad Seed (1992) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Good Son (1993)
Relative Fear (1994)
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
Cindy Brady looks very similar to Rhoda, as is pointed out by her neighbor, who comments, "Hit the road, bad seed."
Mommy (1995)
Film about killer mom referencing film about killer child, using the same actress 40 years later
Scream (1996)
Sid refers it in the sex scene with Billy.
Quills (2000)
Quills heavily references The Bad Seed (1956) by its excessive and overdone usage of the French children's song "Au Clair de la Lune."
Gilmore Girls: Raincoats and Recipes (2004) (TV Episode)
Rory calls Lorelai the Bad Seed in reference to her poor relationship with Richard and Emily.
This Filthy World (2006)
John Waters mentions it.
Stargate: Atlantis: Harmony (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the dialogue.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Ugly Truth/G-Force/Orphan (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellens lists this a movie with demons in dresses.
NCIS: Child's Play (2009) (TV Episode)
A character says a child couldn't be involved in treason. DiNozzo says they haven't seen the Bad Seed.
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.

Featured in 

Deadly Friend (1986)
The Road to God Knows Where (1990)
Nick Cave is seen watching this at one point on the tour bus.
Six Feet Under: Nobody Sleeps (2003) (TV Episode)
Several men are watching The Bad Seed at the beginning of the episode.

Spoofed in 

Daddy's Girl (1996)
101 Dalmatians: The Series: Poison Ivy/Twelve Angry Pups (1997) (TV Episode)
The music and Ivy's manipulative personality is a copy of the one Rhoda had as she tried to make her mother Christine forget about the murders Rhoda committed.
South Park: Spookyfish (1998) (TV Episode)
Mrs. McCormrick coming into the Mash's house drunk after hearing about Kenny's death and what he used to do comes from this film spoofing a scene in which Mrs. Daigle does the same thing after her son was murdered.

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