I have a real stumper – just a few flashes of memory. An unpopular teenage guy is walking home and is taunted by a younger girl on the way. He throws a rock at her – maybe he hits her with a rock – anyway, she dies. His mother’s solution is to move him into the basement and conceal the entrance to the basement. His mother dies, and another family moves in. I remember he steals food from them at night.
The final scene I can recall shows him stabbing one of his paintings/ drawings/ murals in the subject’s eye and blood coming out. Saw it on T.V. in the mid-‘70s. I don’t know if it was made-for-T.V. or if there’d been a cinematic release.
UNK SEZ: Karen, that one’s a cinch, you’re talking about the made-for-television classic BAD RONALD from 1974. It starred SCOTT JACOBY and was based on a novel by JOHN HOLBROOK VANCE. If you’d like to know what we here at Kindertrauma think about that movie, just buy the DVD (there’s a link right down there on the right) and check out its back…we’re proud to have a laudatory blurb posted there for all to see!