The 2018 remake of the film The Bad Seed is the second remake, the first being the one that came in 1985, while the original was released in 1956. The Bad Seed is certainly a money-maker. Its recurrent appearance in theatres with new productions is just a clear indication that this has established its unique position in the horror-thriller genre. The original movie and the remakes are based upon the novel by William March, which was published in 1954.
The 2018 version of the movie is strictly made for television, where Rob Lowe has directed it for the Lifetime cable channel. It is now going to get a sequel in 2022 with the name The Bad Seed Returns. But where can someone watch it?
Where to Watch?
With all the OTT services that have flooded our lives, with content as a by-product has also entered our minds, confusion! With so much content available everywhere, it has become really easy to take money out of our pockets. Well, what can binge junkies do! It is not so simple folks. It is available on Roku and Prime Video but one might have to rely on VPNs to access the content. Who loves VPN? Freedom or dependency? Sigh!
The plot of the movie
The plot of The Bad Seed (2018) film can be safely approached through the available blurbs online. They point out the tragedy of a father who is left with no choice but to question his sugar-sweet daughter after he starts doubting her hand in the tragic death of her classmate at her school. But what could have gone wrong? For a basket full of kisses, one is supposed to only get a basket full of hugs, right? Well, say goodbye to your morality, because this child is going to rock all your beliefs in the most loving picture you have of kids in your head, out in the sea of chaos, and straight down to hell.
Reviews and scores
Before we dive into the specs stuff, you know the stuff at the back of smartphones boxes, who bothers looking at all the literature inside the boxes too, phew! my lord! let’s take some steam off and keep our expectations intact and by that, I mean low. The 2018 iteration of the movie doesn’t do much to make itself stand apart from the original. With a 5.9 rating on IMDb and only a 36% audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, some people have been pissed off to rate it low. If not like a horror-thriller movie, at least one can find some laughs here and there amidst the creepiness laden with a bit of cringe. Eh?
There is one thing for sure, that one will have that “Basket of Kisses” ringing inside their head after he or she will be done with the movie. There is a certain creepiness that enriches the horror element of movies that are of similar type, rest assured, this is one hell of a creepy child, an amazing performance by Mckenna Grace.