Veda Pierce, Angelica Pickles, And Other ‘Bad Seeds’ From Books And Screen

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A big cultural anxiety for parents and the childless alike is the notion of the “bad seed” — kids who despite dedicated parenting, lovely guardians, and comfortable upbringings are just plain evil. It’s a common trend and fear that is often revisited in literature, films, and television shows that for whatever reason, some parents are just doomed with psychotic children.

So from the consistently conspiring Angelica Pickles to Mildred Pierce‘s cruel hearted daughter <strong>Veda Pierce</strong>, here are some of the most notables from bookshelves and screens.