Episode 16: The Bad Seed
Children can be nasty, don't you think? This week, Peaches and Michael are tying their braids as tight as a noose in celebration of 1956's THE BAD SEED! In addition to discussing horror's obsession with murderous youth, our hosts delve into the unique legacy Rhoda Penmark created for a generation of cinematic brats. Joining the conversation is Dr. Andrew Scahill, author of THE REVOLTING CHILD IN HORROR CINEMA: YOUTH REBELLION AND QUEER SPECTATORSHIP, who not only unpacks this movie's camp value, but also sheds light on the larger queer connotations of the silver screen's evil progeny. Then, BAD SEED super collector David P. stops by to share how this movie fueled his memorabilia addiction...and stays to reveal the gay content that didn't survive the transition from stage to screen. From Leroy's shoes to lightning strikes, this episode has it all! Go!