The Seed (2021)
March 14, 2022 1:51 PM - Subscribe

When three young women head out to an isolated house in the Mojave to observe a once in a lifetime meteor shower, a strange creature lands in their pool.
posted by miss-lapin (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is a fun film if you're ok with body horror (and I mean A LOT of body horror). Are there huge glaring plot holes? You betcha. Does that make me enjoy it less? No.

This film reminds me of a bunch of different films from Night of the Meteor to Society to Slither to the Untamed. Identifying these references is part of the fun. Nothing is surprising, but it's entertaining to see winks and nods to these movies and watch how the director gives them a contemporary spin.

Having said that, it could have been a better film, but still I was definitely entertained the entire time. The weakest part here is the "social commentary" about influencer culture. My advice is to just enjoy the stinking tentacled world dominating sex alien for what it is-silly.
posted by miss-lapin at 2:05 PM on March 14, 2022 [1 favorite]

And as always I forgot: now streaming on shudder.
posted by miss-lapin at 2:10 PM on March 14, 2022

I ended up watching this over three nights while eating because it didn't really hold my attention. The American accents by the British cast were pretty good though, except maybe Brett, the worlds oldest 15 year old.
posted by rodlymight at 7:51 AM on March 15, 2022

"I think God took a shit in your pool, Heather."
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:58 AM on March 15, 2022 [1 favorite]

This reminded me of Society which, wow, not a reference that comes up much.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:32 AM on March 15, 2022 [2 favorites]

Brett, the worlds oldest 15 year old

The film was shot in Malta in 2020. The actor who played Brett was Jamie Wittebrood.

Here's a birth announcement for a Jamie Wittebrood in Malta from 2005. So he would've been 15 at the time of shooting.

Teenage boys are maybe just bigger than it feels like they ought to be anymore.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:35 AM on March 15, 2022 [2 favorites]

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