Is "The Bad Seed" the 1950s best psychological horror film or is there another?

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  1. Alastar Packer profile image82
    Alastar Packerposted 4 years ago

    Is "The Bad Seed" the 1950s best psychological horror film or is there another?

  2. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 4 years ago

    Alastar.....You've succeeded in making me scratch my head.  I may have seen "The Bad Seed," years ago, but I honestly don't recall.  Actually, this is not a subject I know well.   Horror films are not on my list of favorites and those I have seen, were quite by chance. 
    I'll have to dig into the archives now, as you have peaked my interest in this movie.  When I think of older horror flicks, "Psycho," definitely comes to mind.  It may not have been the "best," but it surely is infamous.  I see that there is a serial horror show currently on TV...."Bates Hotel," is the name if I'm not mistaken.  Obviously, the public wants to keep Norman Bates alive forever!.....I hope you receive some interesting feedback, Alastar!  Peace, Paula

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Paula! "The Bad Seed" was about the psychopathic little girl who got rid of anyone standing in her way of what she wanted or to cover-up her crimes. Without being a spoiler the ending is awesome. Check it out sometime.

  3. Genna East profile image89
    Genna Eastposted 4 years ago

    Hi Alastar;

    I don’t watch horror films as a rule (I’m probably the only person who has never watched “Psycho”), but I do like older films, and “The Bad Seed” was quite the psychological thriller.  This young lady was quite the sociopath.  The ending was chilling.

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It was at that, Genna! It's also one of those rare shocker-ending films you can watch over and over again every couple years. Good to see you again!

  4. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    I've never seen this film, but will have to see it now!

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You might be surprised with it, Beth. It really is one of the '50s better movies. Did you know something like one in a hundred women or thereabouts are psychos?! And psychos in general call the rest of us "empaths."

  5. Hyphenbird profile image90
    Hyphenbirdposted 4 years ago

    It was indeed a very good movie and one that left the viewer thinking about people in a new manner. There were some great movies back then so I cannot say it was the best psychological thriller/horror film but it right up there in the top five.

    1. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You know something Hyph, thinking on it, back then they used electro-shock and lobotomies as a matter of course. Maybe the young girl's fate was a deserved or undeserved one depending on the person' ! lol See you very soon, thanks for the plug on FB!


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