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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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Cast

Julie Christie
as Susan Harris
Fritz Weaver
as Alex Harris
Robert Vaughn
as Computer's Voice
Berry Kroeger
as Petrosian
Lisa Lu
as Soon Yen
E. Hampton Beagle
as Night Operator
Michael Glass
as Technician
Barbara O. Jones
as Technician
Monica MacLean
as Joan Kemp
Georgie Paul
as Housekeeper
Harold Oblong
as Scientist
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Critic Reviews for Demon Seed

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (3)

Very uncomfortably directed: the performances are stilted and metallic (whatever is supposed to be assumed about robots taking over), and the perfunctory visuals leave the ramshackle plotdangerously over-exposed.

March 19, 2020 | Full Review…

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…

As decadent and out of control as DEMON SEED may appear to be, Cammell knew exactly what he was doing, making a futuristic sex thriller by way of brain melting acid trip.

November 15, 2021 | Full Review…

Demon Seed is dark, unpleasant and eventually psychedelic, as might be expected from the visionary behind Performance...

March 10, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It might have been a little bit different to watch this when it first came out but now I feel like there's so many other films that kind of tackle this idea... so in this kind of film it didn't really grab me.

October 13, 2020 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Demon Seed

½

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

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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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