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DEMON SEED (1977) - Episode 162 - Decades of Horror 1970s

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Release Date: 05/11/2022

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“They had their chance to learn about my ideas 15 years ago. *evil chuckle* Now they’ll pay for their scorn! I’ll exact vengeance upon those fools who treated me like a madman and drove me into the shadows! *maniacal laugh*” And with the help of his robotic daughter! Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they go to Toho-land for Ishirô Honda’s  (1975). Decades of Horror 1970s Episode 165 – Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel! Subscribe today! And click the...

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“I just would like to warn you. My daughter sometimes acts in… an abnormal way.” Here we go again. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr – as they make another trip south of the border for a horror film from Mexican masters,  (1969, The Book of Stone). Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Episode 127 – El libro de piedra (1969, The Book of Stone) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel! Subscribe today! And click the alert to get notified of new content! ANNOUNCEMENT Decades of Horror...

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On episode 497 of Horror News Radio: The Grue-Crew review… JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION (2022). Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions! Be sure to subscribe to the to catch all the HNR episodes. This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. For this episode, the HNR Grue-Crew are teaming up with the HEROES AND DROIDS hosts to bring you this crossover review. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the 'Net. Award-winning Film-maker, Christopher G. Moore Lead News Writer, Dave Dreher The Slattman!,...

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“You mustn’t play with dead bodies. You’ve had your fun. Isn’t it enough? Isn’t killing five enough for one day?” Is five enough? You be the judge. Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr  – as they check out this wild ride from Japan,  (1988). Decades of Horror 1980s Episode 208 – Evil Dead Trap (1988) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel! Subscribe today! And click the alert to get notified of new content! A late-night TV presenter receives a snuff tape, in which a woman is...

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“We’re uptight. You’re uptight. I’m uptight. We’re all uptight. … They’re dropping like flies, Agar. They’re dropping like flies.” It’s no wonder everyone’s uptight! Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they sample the visual delights of  (1973), the film Roger Ebert called, “the best schlock soft-core science fiction movie since The Vengeance of She (1968).” Decades of Horror 1970s Episode 164 – Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube...

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“Such a deep wound and no bloodstains. I have a bad feeling about this.” And well you should! The insanity has just begun. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Whitney Collazo, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr – as they each express their “what-the-hell-am-I-watching” reactions to (1968). Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Episode 126 – Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel! Subscribe today! And click the alert to get notified of new content! ANNOUNCEMENT Decades of Horror The Classic Era is...

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“You know, I mostly get your basic dorks around here. They seem to gravitate toward me… I don’t know why!” Hmmm. Guys go to a strip joint looking for a stripper and find vampires? May the dork be with you. Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr  – as they check out the force of nature known as Grace Jones in  (1986). Decades of Horror 1980s Episode 207 – Vamp (1986) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel! Subscribe today! And click the alert to get notified of new content! Two fraternity...

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“I can’t work with animals anymore! I must have humans!” Damn the ethical principles of human experimentation! They’re such a bother. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they witness the shenanigans going on in  (1973). Decades of Horror 1970s Episode 163 – Horror Hospital (1973) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel! Subscribe today! And click the alert to get notified of new content! Two British companions who met on a train heading to the rural countryside stay with a bizarre host of...

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“That’s the darndest thing I ever saw. The way that thing’s unscrewing.” It sounds just like a metal lid on a mason jar. Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Jeff Mohr, and special guest host Dave Dreher – as they discuss another science fiction horror classic of the 1950s, H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds (1953). Decades of Horror: The Classic Era Episode 125 – The War of the Worlds (1953) Join the Crew on the Gruesome Magazine YouTube channel! Subscribe today! And click the alert to get notified of new content! ...

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“I’m going to bypass your forebrain and speak directly to your amygdala” Bypass the which and go directly to the ”whatdala?” Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr- as they assimilate the AI presaged in Demon Seed (1977).

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Episode 162 – Demon Seed (1977)

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 A scientist creates Proteus, an organic supercomputer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creator’s wife

 

Demon Seed is Chad’s pick and for him, it’s a little hard to look at what are supposed to be advanced computers back in 1977. Even so, he really likes the performances from Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, and especially Julie Christie. And, oooh, that baby! Bill observes that for a low-budget movie with a dopey, ridiculous premise, the filmmakers get a lot of things right in this forward-looking take on artificial intelligence. Bill, too, lauds Gerrit Graham’s performance but compares the trippy visual effects to really bad screen savers. The “ridiculous premise” of Demon Seed puts Jeff off a little; he just can’t buy the articulating polyhedron-puzzle-thingee that is produced and manipulated by Proteus even though he agrees it is pretty cool. When Doc first viewed Demon Seed as a youngster, he was struck by how the computer took over the house and shocked the young girl. Conceptually, he enjoys the “ahead-of-it’s-time” feel of Demon Seed. In the end, what really saves this movie, in Doc’s view, is Julie Christie’s performance.

If you’re in the mood for a 1970s prediction of AI and a really creepy, brass-plated baby, don’t forget about Demon Seed. As of this writing, it is available to stream from multiple free-with-ads streaming services, including tubi and Wicked Horror TV. Demon Seed can also be streamed from many PPV sources and is available on physical media as a Warner Archive Collection Blu-ray.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule, chosen by Doc, will be Horror Hospital (1973). Is it a good sign when a movie has multiple titles and release dates?

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