!! Book Examples
* AdaptationDisplacement: More people know the movie than the play or the book.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: There is plenty of debate over if Rhoda's sociopathy is really a "bad seed" or a product of her upbringing via the debate within the book. However one could also argue in other contrasting views that Rhoda's behavior is not so much an inheritance or an influence but an alternative that no amount of upbringing or genetics will eliminate.
* NightmareFuel: Everything. About. Rhoda. EVERYTHING.
* TheWoobie: Christine, and especially Mrs. Daigle, who only has vague suspicions about what really happened to her son that no one takes seriously.

!! Film Examples
See ''YMMV/TheBadSeed1956''