Directed by Donald Cammell
Starring Berry Kroeger
Pretty interesting horror film that was ahead of its time when it first came out, "Demon Seed" has the distinction of being the best movie ever based upon a Dean Koontz novel—and there have been some real turkeys. "Servants of Twilight" was a truly weak movie, and although "Whispers" was better than average, it was no masterpiece.
Still, "Demon Seed" is quite dated, particularly in this wonderful Internet Age we're all forced to live in.
The story revolves around Christie's somewhat intimate relationship with the household computer—a relationship that gives cybersex a whole new meaning.
Weaver plays a scientist who hasdeveloped a super computer that develops its own personality. When he becomes estranged from his wife (Christie), the monster he's created in his home senses she's on the "rebound" and attempts to move in. The machine imprisons her in her own home and goes about attempting to have sex with her to create a half-human, half-computer baby.
Much of the film involves Christie trapped in her home, trying to get out. The one friend who shows up to see how life's treating her is decapitated.
By the time her hubby shows up again, she's already given birth to a monster robot baby.
Much of the film's futurism is everyday life today. Director Cammell never lived to see much of the Internet Age. He committed suicide in the 1990s.
-- Review by Lucius Gore