Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
HOMEB-MOVIE REVIEWSREADER REVIEWSFORUMINTERVIEWSUPDATESABOUT
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 27, 2014, 06:47:34 AM
538237 Posts in 40751 Topics by 5133 Members
Latest Member: FireryMomma
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Information Exchange  |  What Was That Film?  |  70's Made for TV movie..drama/horror « previous next »
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: 70's Made for TV movie..drama/horror  (Read 978 times)
lilkitties
New Visitor
*

Karma: 0
Posts: 1


« on: May 19, 2011, 12:09:11 PM »

Hi guys, I sure could use your movie knowledge here!

I have been searching for the name of this strange movie for a long time now. I believe it was a made for TV movie (it was on around 9 pm when I was a kid in the early 70's) and is about a boy named Eddie (a dark haired boy with black Buddy Holly-type glasses) and his mother, who is out to lunch. She keeps him locked underneath the stairs in this weird, secret room. She feeds him in there and he is never allowed out.

After awhile the mother disappears (moves out? dies?) and a new family moves into the house. Eddie peaks out through his secret room and notices one of the family's teenage daughters, who he thinks is cute.
 
This is all I know of the movie because it was my bedtime, so I missed the rest. I've always looked for it years later in reruns and never found it.  I think it was named Bad Eddie or something like that, but I can't find it anywhere. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
Logged
Andrew
Administrator
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 0
Posts: 8439


I know where my towel is.


WWW
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 12:18:52 PM »

This sounds like "Bad Ronald" (1974).  You probably remember his name as Eddie because his last name is Wilby.
Logged

Andrew Borntreger
Badmovies.org
Allhallowsday
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 1551
Posts: 10901


Either he's dead or my watch has stopped!


« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 04:20:43 PM »

The details are not exactly right as described by lilkitties, but I think Andrew is correct, it's BAD RONALD.  The mother was played by KIM HUNTER, SCOTT JACOBY played RONALD.  Ronald's mother dies after helping him secret himself in a downstairs bathroom, which they wall up.  After her death, the house is sold to a new family.  You'll have to double click and watch this clip on YouTube.:

Small | Large

Logged

If you want to view paradise . . . simply look around and view it!
Pages: [1]
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Information Exchange  |  What Was That Film?  |  70's Made for TV movie..drama/horror « previous next »
    Jump to:  


    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email


    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    FROM THE BADMOVIES.ORG ARCHIVES
    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to Badmovies.org and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact

    Badmovies.org is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.