(Patty McCormack), the brilliant young star of the 1956 psychological thriller The Bad Seed, appears in this episode as Emmy Horvath, who lives in a remote rural community with her highly superstitious parents. When Emmy suddenly develops the ability to read minds, her mother and father are shocked, labelling the poor girl a sorceress. But after two children turn up missing, Emmy's "evil" powers suddenly become most beneficial. Cast as Mr. and Mrs. Horvath are Leo Penn and Eileen Ryan, real-life parents of actors Sean Penn and Christopher Penn.
by Hal Erickson synopsis