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The Bad Seed (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  7 February 1985 (USA)
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Freak fatal accidents force a widow to realize her precocious 9-year-old daughter was born to kill.

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Rachel is 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 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 Rachel is a "bad seed" - an inherent killer who feels no remorse because she doesn't know any better. Written by Ørnås

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"Thou shalt not covet...bear false witness...steal...dishonor thy parent...murder..." ...Or suffer a witch to live! See more »


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Patty McCormack, star of the 1956 film, was offered the role of Monica Breedlove, but after reading the script, she promptly turned down the part. See more »

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Remake of The Bad Seed (1956) See more »

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A time to kill...my little child.
5 February 2000 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

It's an interesting and entertaining film with great performances on such a simple story. I think this is as scary and exiting on its own way, sometimes clitché, but I liked the way how it ended. A big plus for actress Carrie Wells who acted very good as the murderous child. Well, what more can I say? I haven't seen the original movie yet but I think that this 90's version is worthseeing.

</I just wanted you to know that this movie was later adapted into an off-broadway play called "Ruthless" featuring a young Britney Spears as the 9 year old murderous Rachel Penmark.!>

Big Deal, that play worked as good as this film did.


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