The Seed (2021) Movie Review

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The Seed (2021) Movie Review

The Seed starts when three friends, Deidre (Martin), Charlotte (Edge), and Heather (Vavasseur) head to the remote desert house for a girl’s weekend away from the world, giving Deidre a chance to impress her social media following and the girls to watch a once in a lifetime meteor shower.

During the shower an object falls from the sky, leading the girls to get caught up in the decision on what to do next about what fell from the sky.

Written and directed by Sam Walker (shorts: Bite HorsePool SharkDuck Children), making his feature debut. Produced by Kathleen Debrincat (line producer), Chris Hardman, Matt Hookings, and James Norrie.

The Camelot Films-Hardman Pictures production stars Lucy Martin (Vikings TV series), Sophie Vavasseur (ExorcismusResident Evil: Apocalypse), Chelsea Edge (End of TermDead in OctoberI Hate Suzie), Anthony Edridge, Shirley Barchou Pisani, and Jamie Wittebrood. Lifelong friends Deidre (Lucy Martin), Heather (Sophie Vavasseur), and Charlotte (Chelsea Edge) are finally getting some time away together, using the upcoming meteor shower to gather more followers for their social media channels.

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Reviews:

 

“Inventive visuals including graphic kills and grotesque body horror are found in the latter half of the movie. There is even a fun twist ending. It is unfortunate the entire film is unable to deliver.” AIPT

“The film won’t throw viewers into the psychedelic ecstasy that it does for its manipulated characters, but it surely works as a nifty showcase for naked flesh submerged in alien skin and tentacles. Disgusting an audience is one thing, but disgusting them in the name of fun is something The Seed does modestly well on a budget.” Grade: B – The Artful Critic

Characters & Performances – Deidre is the social media star, she is glued to her phone, always looking for content to maintain her presence on social media, she hates anything out of place, looks down on people who aren’t following her decisions, pushes her friends into doing things don’t like. Deidre is a self-centered figure that most people will laugh at how shallow they are. Charlotte is the opposite of Deidre, she doesn’t use social media, she believes in a more traditional lifestyle, which will see her working a more everyday job, not being able to live the luxuries of the other two friends. Heather is the daughter of the owner of the house, she tends to be put more into the easily led astray character, letting Deidre’s opinions make the decisions in her life for her, while keeping most of her own opinions to herself. The three stars of the movie are great, with Lucy Martin playing into the social media presence, Chelsea Edge bringing the character who wants away from social media, and Sophie Vavasseur showing the insecurities of her character.

Story – The story here will follow three friends on a girl’s weekend when they get a visit from something that falls from the sky, leading to a strange series of events for the friends, as they look for answers. The Seed will take the story that will show the brittle relationship between the three friends, as they look to fight back against the unknown threat, showing their true colors towards each other while giving us a smart idea for everything we end up seeing. The story is also kept simple, not diving too far into what could have been happening in the bigger picture, showing just how the three would be dealing with the problem they are facing.
Themes – The Seed is a horror-comedy that will use the location to create isolation, with the motivation of being there for a photoshoot in the desert, adding into the comedy of not wanting to be there because of the heat. The horror comes from the sci-fi side of things, as we look at how everything could unfold, while not holding back the blood splatter once everything in unleashed. The Seed will use great effects, when it comes to the creature placed into the world, showing there is still a place for practical effects in horror.

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