Demon Seed (1977)
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Critic Reviews for Demon Seed
Christie's passionate, vulnerable performance keeps pulling the entire movie into her point of view.
What might have become an ingenious parable about the battle of the sexes ends up a dopey celebration of an obstetric abomination.
It falls in the Rosemary's Baby (1968) tradition for creepy child birth films about violated moms.
A combination of Kubrick's 2001 and Polanski's Rosemary's Baby, with a dash of Buster Keaton's Electric House thrown in
There's no way you can claim Demon Seed is a classic, or even any good, really, but it's undeniably worth an hour and a half of your time
Audience Reviews for Demon Seed
By reading the synopsis, you can tell that this is a very strange sci-fi horror movie. It's a very creepy tale of machines gone bad, you'll never look at computers the same way again.
A sci-fi/horror film in the tradition of Cronenberg or Polanski's Rosemary's baby, but instead of dealing with supernatural forces, it deals with the dangers of technology, how machinery can acquire its own will and start harming its creator in order to trascend their state, ala HAL 9000. Scenes of vexations and torture, Jerry Fielding's score and a good performance by Julie Christie are the reasons to enjoy it.
One of those 70s "concept" sci-fi movies that are allegedly based on "factual science" that look so laughable now. A computer imprisons a woman in her home in an attempt to couple with her (how it intends to do this remains a mystery) surrounded the usual futuristic flares, kipper ties and wing collars. Amusingly dated, and the suspense elements are creepy/funny depending on your point of view.
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