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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.


Scott Jacoby
as Ronald Wilby
Kim Hunter
as Elaine Wilby
Pippa Scott
as Mrs. Wood
Cindy Fisher
as Babs 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 (5)

The '70s was a fertile breeding ground for ominous made-for-television movies that continue to stumble around in the minds of those who came of age during that decade. Bad Ronald is one such endeavor.

March 13, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

September 16, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

September 27, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bad Ronald


A made-for-TV movie about a creepy nerdy boy named Ronald "Scott Jacoby" who gets himself in over his head when he kills a little girl in the neighbourhood by accident, and is put into hiding by his grandmother in between the walls of his house. Well, Grandma passes away, but Ronald doesn't come out. A new family movies into the house, and Ronald is still in there, living in his own creepy fantasy world. He watches them through holes in the wall, and sneaks out for food occassionally. It's a creepy movie which I watched in '74 and could never forget.

Lafe Fredbjornson
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