Demon Seed (Film)
See Also: Afterword to Demon Seed – Revised Demon Seed Demon Seed - Revised Edition Demon Seed (Screenplay) New Afterword to Demon Seed – Revised Dean Koontz - Collection: The Moonlit Mind, Darkness Under the Sun, Demon Seed Dean Koontz Thriller Collection Dean Koontz: Three Complete Novels (1998)
Soylent Green/Demon Seed
“THIS PRESSING IS LIMITED TO 3,000 COPIES”
Liner notes mention that Dean is the author of the original novel.
RELEASE DATE: April 8, 1977
COLOR/BW: c 94 min.
MPAA RATING: R
DIRECTOR: Donald Cammell
PRODUCER: Jaffe, Herb; released by United Artists
SCREENPLAY BY: Robert Jaffe and Roger O. Hirson; based on the novel by Dean R. Koontz.
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Bill Butler
EDITOR: Francisco Mazzola
OTHER CREDITS: Music, Jerry Fielding. Set Decoration, Barbara Krieger. Production Design, Edward C. Carfagno. Costumes and wardrobe, Sandy Cole, Bucky Rous, and Joie Hutchinson…
Susan Harris __ Julie Christie
Alex Harris __ Fritz Weaver
Walter Gabler __ Gerrit Graham
Petrosian __ Berry Kroeger
Soon Yen __ Lisa Lu
Cameron __ Larry J. Blake
Amy __ Dana Laurita
Voice of Proteus IV __ Robert Vaughn
Books that mention/discuss Demon Seed:
- John Stanley’s Creature Features Movie Guide by John Stanley, 1981
- Science Fiction Films of the Seventies by Craig W. Anderson, 1985
- Androids, Humanoids, and Other Science Fiction Monsters by Per Schelde, 1993
- Replications: A Robotic History of the Science Fiction Film by J.P. Telotte, 1995
- Aliens, Robots, and Spaceships by Jeff Rovin, 1995
- Electronic Eros: Bodies and Desire in the Postindustrial Age by Claudia Springer, 1996
- Julie Christie by Anthony Hayward, Robert Hale Ltd, 2001
- Horror Movies of the 1970s vol. 2 by John Kenneth Muir, McFarland, 2002. (p466-470)
- Donald Cammell: A Life on the Wild Side by Rebecca and Sam Umland, Fab Press, 2006
- The Cinema of Donald Cammell by Jeremy Mark Robinson, 2015 (Mr. Robinson is most definitely not a fan of the film or the novel.)
Film Articles & Reviews:
- The Old Dark House (‘Zine) No. 2, 1977, p34(4) -George LaVoo
- Pure Images: The Magazine of Film and Television, Spring 1977
Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance (IMDB)
October 1988, Directors: Kevin Macdonald & Chris Rodley
A 75 minute documentary on the life of director Donald Cammell. Demon Seed is disused from approximately minutes 57-62 of the film.
Richard E. Geis reviews the film on page 20 of his fanzine Science Fiction Review #22 (August 1977) . It starts with a correction regarding his statement in issue #21 that claims the books is a novelization.
Demon Seed was given a shout-out on the HBO series The Deuce. (Contains adult language.)
And here’s a great episode of The Projection Booth podcast all about Demon Seed.
Last updated on July 23rd, 2018