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Demon Seed Reviews

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July 21, 2016
I had only known of the eccentric, ill-fated director by going through Kenneth Anger's provocative short films collections and seeing Cammell act, early in his career, in Anger's 'Lucifer Rising'. Here, Julie Christie was both gorgeous and eerily convincing in a bizarre hybrid of 'Rosemary's Baby' with sci-fi elements reminiscent of 'Colossus: The Forbin Project'.

The unique atmosphere and directorial integrity alone are worth the price of admission here. Well worth both purchasing and re-watching for the cinematically adventurous connoisseurs out there.
July 21, 2016
I had only known of the eccentric, ill-fated director by going through Kenneth Anger's provocative short films collections and seeing Cammell act, early in his career, in Anger's 'Lucifer Rising'. Here, Julie Christie was both gorgeous and eerily convincing in a bizarre hybrid of 'Rosemary's Baby' with sci-fi elements reminiscent of 'Colossus: The Forbin Project'.

The unique atmosphere and directorial integrity alone are worth the price of admission here. Well worth both purchasing and re-watching for the cinematically adventurous connoisseurs out there.
July 5, 2016
Nice atmosphere, interesting idea but somehow it didn't engage.
Super Reviewer
½ June 28, 2016
It's essentially a science-fiction Rosemary's Baby...but that's no bad thing
February 28, 2016
Bit TV movie-esque for late seventies expected more. Even when the puzzle shaped robot is revealed it seems to float on wires and they use the Star Trek door-slide fx when it moves. The film is presented in a matter of fact sort of way so they'res vaguely any feeling of suspense and the only body horror is presented at the end which is worth waiting for.
½ February 1, 2016
Advanced Proteus computer infiltrates the home security system of its creator and mates with his estranged wife. Good but shows signs of its age at this point. I wonder if Alfred was allowed to return to home security after Proteus was disconnected.
May 5, 2015
Proteus: one of the most underrated "evil computers" in a home invasion/rape and revenge film where the invader/rapist isn't even human.
April 25, 2015
Inventive sci-fi horror with a chilling warning for mankind and its reliance on computers!
½ April 12, 2015
Weird - but not weird enough. Donald Cammell (fabled director of Performance with Nic Roeg) finds himself trapped in a locked house (courtesy of Dean Koontz) with an artificially intelligent supercomputer and Julie Christie. There are therefore constraints on what he can do. The plot, with shades of Rosemary's Baby, involves the computer (Proteus) seeking to impregnate Christie - against her will. So, that's gross. But this is a horror film after all - women in peril etc etc.etc. Nevertheless, you do catch glimpses of Cammell's psychedelic yearning in the '70s era computer animation on display (by Jordan Belson) and in some of the odd pseudo-futuristic creations littering the set. Why does the wheelchair robot have only one arm anyway? The moral of the story is again that computers will menace us if they become smart enough to be jealous of our real existence. But don't be tempted if this theme is appealing to you - this is grueling fare.
October 21, 2014
Let's face it, this movie seems fairly dates. I am referring mainly to the special effects. However, it isn't a completely implausible story, in my opinion. And, those sections in the movie that may seem ridiculous are mentioned by Julie Christie's character as being such. It takes a bit of 2001 and expands it to where the machine has even more humanity than HAL. Although more of a science-fiction movie, there are some truly horrifying moments.
½ February 18, 2014
Demon Seed is somewhat intriguing and highly uncanny.
February 5, 2014
Um computador que deseja se tornar um ser humano arranja uma maneira de inseminar uma mulher humana. Horror com tema original.
January 16, 2014
First of all, I had no idea this was based on something Dean Koontz wrote, and it has some nicely unsettling bits of the house tormenting and taking advantage of poor Julie Christie, even becoming something I'd seen later parodied on The Simpsons,

Worth a rental.
October 26, 2013
Weird but interesting premise, occasionally hard to take seriously, but worth watching purely for Proteus, one of the creepiest antagonists ever.
½ September 17, 2013
Definitely, 70īs horror movies are the best ones
August 11, 2013
At its time of release, this film film would have either enhanced the fear some had of the rapid advancement of computers, or been dismissed as complete absurdity. Either way, it's essentially the sci fi version of Rosemary's Baby. Worth a look if you like sci fi from this era.
½ May 18, 2013
this movie is crazy in a good way!
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