The Bad Seed

Movie • 1956 • Crime  

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Air Force Colonel Kenneth Penmark and his wife, Christine, dote on their daughter, Rhoda -- as does their lonely landlady, Monica Breedlove. But self-centered Rhoda has a secret tendency for selfishness and loves to accumulate gifts, whether given or stolen, in her room. Christine keeps her knowledge of her daughter's darker side to herself, but when a schoolmate of Rhoda's dies mysteriously, her self-deception unravels.
This movie contains 5 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
233 supporters
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glitterpop95
Rhoda mentions killing a dog when she was younger.
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Unanswered Triggers
Are animals abused?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is a child abused?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Abuse
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glitterpop95
Rhoda’s mother attempts to kill her with pills, but she survives.
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Addiction
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AbbyMiller
The babysitter is seen stealing prescription drugs from a drawer in the house.
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glitterpop95
Claude’s mother drinks a lot after his death.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does a cat die?
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Anonymous
No cats in the Patty McCormick version (thank goodness)
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Are there bugs?
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AbbyMiller
A nest of wasps attacks a woman
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Bodily Harm
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AbbyMiller
Yes, shown on screen
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Children
Does a kid die?
33 supporters
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glitterpop95
Claude is murdered. In the movie, Rhoda dies after being hit by lightning.
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Family
Does a parent die?
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glitterpop95
Rhoda’s mother dies in the book. A serial killer (Rhoda’s grandmother) is executed.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
40 supporters
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AbbyMiller
A couple of “nightmare” scenes are shown that are slightly jarring
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AbbyMiller
The babysitter walks into the room while the dad is taking a shower
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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Medical
Is there a mental institution scene?
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Mental Health
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glitterpop95
Rhoda’s mother shoots herself in the head. In the movie, she lives.
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glitterpop95
Rhoda’s mother kills herself in the book.
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Spoiler
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glitterpop95
In the book, Rhoda’s mother dies.
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Violence
Is there blood/gore?
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glitterpop95
Leroy burns to death onscreen. Rhoda’s mother has her head bandaged after shooting herself in the movie.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
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glitterpop95
Claude drowns after being beaten.
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