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Bad Ronald (1974)





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Ronald has been in hiding since he went off the deep end and killed a girl. Ronald's mother helps her son to remain hidden, even when the house he is sequestered in is rented by a family. Three of the family members are young girls -- perfect targets for the looney Ronald.
Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Scott Jacoby
as Ronald Wilby
Kim Hunter
as Elaine Wilby
Pippa Scott
as Mrs. Wood
Cindy Fisher
as Babs Wood
Dabney Coleman
as Mr. Wood
Lisa Eilbacher
as Ellen Wood
Cindy Eilbacher
as Althea Wood
John Larch
as Sgt. Lynch
John Fiedler
as Mr. Roscoe
Linda Watkins
as Mrs. Schumacher
Ted Eccles
as Duane Mathews
Aneta Corsaut
as Mrs. Mathews
Linda Purl
as Laurie Mathews
Angela Hoffman
as Carol Mathews
Lesley Woods
as Aunt Margaret
Roger Aaron Brown
as Sgt. Carter
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Critic Reviews for Bad Ronald

All Critics (4)

Offers a non-supernatural variation on the idea that something sinister haunts the conventional family home, lurking within the walls and behind the 'normal' furnishings -- and relationships.

Full Review… | September 16, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Although it's hampered by rushed pacing and some plot contrivances, Bad Ronald isn't actually that bad.

Full Review… | September 27, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Bad Ronald

Bad Ronald came out when TV movies were a new thing, so it's possible that the genre wasn't as developed as it is today. However, that is no excuse to pardon the movie's flaws. It's silly, yet dark at the same time, and is extremely quirky in eccentric ways.

Matthew Henegan
Matthew Henegan

Maybe back in 1974 this TV Movie was daring or unnerving, but after three decades of films about psychotic losers, there's just better stuff out there.

Gordon Briggs
Gordon Briggs

It's hard to like a movie where the "villian" is just a misunderstood loner and the douchebags are the "heroes" of the film.

Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony

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