“THE BAD SEED” WAS A SHOCKING MOVIE FOR ITS TIME
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Tilda Swinton’s excellent movie “We Need to Talk About Kevin” brought up the infrequently mentioned subject of child psychopaths and reminded many people of the 1956 movie “The Bad Seed” which was extraordinary for it’s time. Patty McCormack made an indelible impression playing polite but demonic 10 year old Rhoda in “The Bad Seed.” She’s still around and was seen fondling semiprecious stones at Crystalarium on Melrose Avenue. Currently, Patty often guests on TV series like “NYPD Blue” or “Grey’s Anatomy” and starred as Pat Nixon in the Nixon/Frost movie in 2008.