The story to Seed is about a mass murderer, is sentenced to death and electrocuted three times on the electric chair. Finally, they declare the still breathing man dead and bury him alive. After he bites and claws his way to the surface he takes revenge on those who wronged him.
I hate Uwe Boll, he's like the Hitler of cinema. To those who don't know, Uwe in real life sounds like a big A-hole and that's coming from the people who worked with him and how horrible and rude he was. So him and his movies are both very sh't.
I would compare Seed to the god awful that was The Human Centipede 2, both films are mindless gore that leads to nowhere and the pure ugliness that is both films.
As far as "Seed" is concerned, I found the film to be a dark, graphic, and blunt expressionist nightmare. The film stars Will Sanderson, Michael Paré, Ralf Möller, Jodelle Ferland, Thea Gill and Andrew Jackson. The story gives rise to a brutal, stoic killer that seems to kill for the shear pleasure of the torturous process of killing his victims. Not sure the motive, or reason for the obsession other than it appears to be his fetish, not the act of taking the life but the process by which the body finally breaks, along with the gruesome and macabre aftermath. All of which Uwe Boll forces the viewer to experience head on.
"Seed" is filmed in heavy atmospheric surrealism, blended with moments of splatter gore. Set in the 70's, the backdrop is as macabre and depressing as the notion of witnessing the life leave someone you love. The killer, Seed, is a large, terrifying force of cruelty and death, shown completely and utterly without remorse or compassion. I am not even sure if he understands an actual difference between right and wrong. It wasn't really established. Normally that would be an issue, however Boll frames the whole story as if we stepped into the middle of a horror unfolding. It forces you to either check out completely or set up and figure out the situation as you go. I actually enjoyed that because it made the viewing experience slightly uncomfortable.
The acting is pretty good in "Seed". Most of the film is build on tense emotional interactions with limited dialog. The soundtrack and character conflicts tell most of the story. The dialog that does happen is based in the present with now "wordy" reflections or deep philosophical speeches to justify what we are seeing. The film really does feel classic in nature. The cinematography reminded me of "Hellraiser: Inferno", with heavy noir elements. For me personally there is more that works here than goes wrong.
The special effects and soundtrack combine to give "Seed" that total horror feel. The slasher side of Boll's vision is strong in the kill/death sequences. Most are practical effects that really push the comfortability level-moving into heavy splatter / gore territory. The downside is that, in a couple of the scenes, CGI spoils the overall effect of realism that is created by most of the other deaths. Uwe Boll has a habit of taking the effects one step to far into the tacky -where the CGI becomes too obvious to let the scene have a strong impact. Plus some of the sound effects, although very creepy and effect, seem like rip-offs of films that have come before "Seed". But overall, "Seed" is an entertaining, brutal piece of slasher/ horror that most fans will enjoy-I did. -
In 1978, John Carpenter made Halloween, a slasher film which told the tale of a hulking serial killer with utterly compelling characters and boasted little to no graphic violence and gore. Many have imitated that film, but without the compelling characters and with an endless torrent of blood and gore.
And then came Seed....which also failed.
Uwe Boll seems to believe that to make a horror film, you have to make it bloody, and then add more blood on top of that and throw in an unnecessary baby killing, which is about as effective as throwing banana skin at Godzilla. The story is a typically generic one about a hulking serial killer who leaves a bloody trail of murder and is seemingly unkillable, like Michael Myers or Jason Voorhes. Only Seed, the titular serial killer, is nowhere near as iconic or interesting to watch.
He's supposedly a sick psychopath, and we are told to go along with it while he kills and watches footage of animal killings, but we're never given a look as to what really defined him as a sick psychopath, we're just told to make a leap of faith that an antisocial kid who survived a bus crash grew up to kill people. While Michael Myers and Jason Voorhes didn't exactly have detailed backgrounds (in their first films) as to why they are what they are, they at least didn't make a leap akin to Homer Simpson jumping Springfield Gorge on his son's skateboard.
Boll clearly does not know subtlety, by showcasing the obvious in the worst ways possible. To show Seed is tough, he has him kill three prison guards that are about to rape him, and to show he's sick, the film opens with the titular serial killer watching real footage of animal killings. Couldn't the director have used something less disgusting and tasteless?
Considering the film's only 90 minutes long, it really says something that the film should've been cut down, considering how many scenes were unnecessarily dragged out. The best example of this is the scene which is one long shot of Seed beating a woman to death with a chisel for five straight minutes, with very obvious CGI present.
From unwatchable beginning to anticlimactic ending, Seed is nothing more than proof that Uwe Boll is a talentless hack. It's a film desperate for attention and an utter bore, making it seem impossible to get through the 90 minute run time. Boll remarked that he wanted to make a film that was no fun to watch, and with that, he succeeded.
Also it has one of the worst CG death sequences ever commited to film. Ever.