Demon Seed (1977) Movie Review


Demon Seed (1977)

1977 | Horror, Sci-Fi
94 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

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Demon Seed Review


A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife.

Demon Seed is one of those movies that pose the question "If man was to make an artificial brain by using robotic technology, what will happen?" Well from what I have seen it will not be pretty. Demon Seed’s synopsis is that a man creates a brain that comprised of robotics with a great artificial intelligence. When the robot becomes aware of itself, it then asked its creator when it will be out of the box. Bewildered by the question, the creator laughs and dismisses the brain. Angry and seeing that steps must be taken by itself, the brain locks the creator’s wife in their house and undergoes a "miracle" of modern science. It impregnates the wife with a fetus which she will deliver in thirty days. The "baby" is born, and the creator decides to keep the monstrosity even though his wife tries to dispose of it in every way.

Demon Seed is a great movie and amazingly produced considered it is from Warner Bros classic line. I thought the movie was well developed and well acted. I felt emotionally sad for the wife throughout the movie. Certain small elements just didn’t make sense. However, the movie did hold weight and delivered an unbelievable performance even by today’s standards of graphics and creativity.

About Demon Seed 1977

Title: Demon Seed
Year: 1977
Runtime: 94 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 5
Starring: Julie Christie, Felix Silla, Peter Elbling, Gerrit Graham, Michelle Stacy, Fritz Weaver, Berry Kroeger, John O'Leary, Barbarao, Dana Laurita, Robert Vaughn, Monica MacLean, Georgie Paul, Michael Dorn, Tiffany Potter, Lisa Lu, Larry J. Blake, Alfred Dennis, Davis Roberts, Patricia Wilson, E. Hampton Beagle, Michael Glass
Writers: Dean R. Koontz, Robert Jaffe, Roger O. Hirson
Director: Donald Cammell

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