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Demon Seed (1977)




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A brilliant scientist's marriage is strained by his devotion to his latest project, the creation of an intelligent supercomputer. When this tension drives the scientist to move out, the computer decides to take over the house and impregnate the scientist's wife in this technological horror film.

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Critic Reviews for Demon Seed

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

Christie's passionate, vulnerable performance keeps pulling the entire movie into her point of view.

March 27, 2017 | Full Review…

What might have become an ingenious parable about the battle of the sexes ends up a dopey celebration of an obstetric abomination.

December 21, 2015 | Full Review…

It falls in the Rosemary's Baby (1968) tradition for creepy child birth films about violated moms.

August 4, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A combination of Kubrick's 2001 and Polanski's Rosemary's Baby, with a dash of Buster Keaton's Electric House thrown in

October 10, 2006 | Full Review…

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

October 8, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5

Ahead of it's time.

January 9, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

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.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

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.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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